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The Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon

Listed under Canyons in Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.

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The warm, sun-drenched winter days of South Africa reveal the heart-stopping views from the celebrated ‘Panorama Route’, beginning at Graskop and rising to more than a thousand metres up in the northern regions of the Drakensberg mountains. As the road climbs, you’ll see expansive plains, game reserves and winding rivers stretching for miles to the horizon until you reach Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest, boasting an eight hundred metre drop of steep, red sandstone to the rushing river beneath. The famous ‘Three Rondavels’ can be seen nearby, circular rock formations in the shape of traditional South African houses, and the ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ are also not to be missed – strange, Dali-esque, layered structures carved from the sandstone in curves and circles by the river beneath. God’s Window is possibly the best stop of all – a high cliff edge between two jutting escarpments, creating a frame for a dense swathe of paradisiacal forest that stretches for miles to the shadowy Lebombo Mountains in the far distance. It’s also said to be worth the climb further up between the trees to find your very own window, and a little peace amongst the tropical mist and rainforest sounds.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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What a beautiful place

My name is Gary Perry from Milwaukee Wisconsin in the USA, i can honestly say that i can not say a bad thing about the beautiful place " God's Window " or the surrounding places like Graskop,Sabie,Mac-Mac fall's,the Pot-hole's and what a beautiful and peaceful place Panorama rest camp is, absolutely wonderful, but you have to experience God's Window that's a big Must..!!!

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Hey Gary - Do you have any photos? Where is it near to?

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