The Panorama Route
The Panorama Route is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. Offering a vast array of exciting options for the visitor, the Panorama Route hosts some of the best adrenalin enhancing adventures in the country as well as some more placid pastimes.
One of the major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon, home to spectacular wildlife, birdlife and plant-life and some of the best views in the country. The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon of its kind in the world. Other highlights include the exquisite waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, the Echo Caves that speak of Africa’s powerful tribes such as the Pedi, Mapulane and the Swazi, trails left behind by the Voortrekkers in regions such as Lydenburg and Ohrigstad, ancient artistic footprints left by the indigenous peoples of Africa and the Gold Rush territory, Pilgrim’s Rest, which was home to the early gold prospectors.
Apart from its scenic beauty The Panorama Route also offers a wide spectrum of outdoor activities ranging from bungee jumping, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and hiking trails as well as gold panning. For the less adventurous, enjoy bird watching, game viewing, trout fishing, mountain biking or simply marvel at the splendours of the region.
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