Discover Beautiful Mpumalanga On The Panorama Route

When you’re exploring a country, there’s something grand about finding that one viewpoint on the side of the road to brighten your day and broaden your horizons. What if we told you that there is a place in South Africa where you can find the most spectacular views imaginable around every corner. Welcome to the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga.

With one breath-taking view after another, our famous Panorama Route is filled with mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.

Here are some of the magnificent attractions that you can expect to find along the Panorama Route:


As a gateway to the route, this charming mountain town is a good place to set up base. Originally founded in 1880 as a gold mining camp, this town has an altitude of 1,400 metres above sea level. It is now a popular tourist destination and is renowned for its pancake bars and curio shops.

Welcome to GraskopWelcome to Graskop

God’s Window

First stop is a little peak through God’s Window – a divine experience to say the least. With more than a few views to offer along the trail, if you want to soak up the soul of Africa this is the place to do it. There’s no greater way to gain some perspective.

Incredible view at God's WindowIncredible view at God’s Window

Blyde River Canyon

As one of the largest canyons on the planet, this is a spectacular sight to behold. Some say that it may even be the largest green canyon with all its lush and unspoiled vegetation.

The ever-incredible Blyde River CanyonThe ever-incredible Blyde River Canyon

Three Rondavels

Along the Panorama Route you’ll come across three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops. These are in the likeness of traditional round or oval African homesteads known as Rondavels.

Three perfect mountaintops Three perfect mountaintops

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Next up you’ll find a true natural wonder. Bourke’s Luck Potholes is a tapestry that nature has painted with water over hundreds of years. Here the river has carved out a dramatic and intricate series of natural rock formations and pools that will leave you in awe.

Behold the work of art that nature has created at Bourke's Luck PotholesBehold the work of art that nature has created at Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Pilgrim’s Rest

Take a trip back in time and enter the museum town of Pilgrim’s Rest. It was here that gold was first discovered in South Africa. Walk in the footsteps of old gold prospectors and pioneer your way through history.

Discover history at Pilgrim's RestDiscover history at Pilgrim’s Rest


There are eight waterfalls that you can visit on and around the Panorama Route. They are blissful as they are glorious and including Mac Mac Falls, Berlin Falls, Lisbon Falls to name a few.

Mac Mac Falls Mac Mac Falls

Berlin FallsBerlin Falls

Lisbon Falls
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