The Panorama Route starts at Sabie and stretches to the Erasmus pass. Near Sabie, Graskop and the Erasmus pass the plateau suddenly ends creating some spectacular scenery. Numerous waterfalls, canyons and deep abysses occur here, making the Blyde River Canyon one of South Africa’s most visited geological attractions. The route is extremely green due to the high level of rainfall; around 1200 millimetres a year. The best period to visit the Blyde River Canyon is form April until August, as it is the dry season. September until March, there is a higher chance of rain and it can get very misty, which can ruin the views. The Blyde River Canyon has many breath-taking natural and fascinating historical attractions, so it is best to allow at least 1 day to explore the magnificent Panorama Route! Famous look out points are The Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God’s Window from where visitors have an amazing view of the surroundings.
Rissington Inn is a luxury 4-star inn located in Hazyview, at the heart of the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the valley from their rooms. Rooms are all en-suite and tastefully decorated. A breakfast buffet is served every morning. The restaurant on site is open for lunch and dinner, serving an extensive à la Carte Menu. Rissington Inn is renowned for its great service; both the staff and owner will make sure that you have an amazing stay. Although not as close to the Panorama Route, Rissington Inn is still a great base to explore the Blyde River Canyon, particularly for guests looking for a more luxurious accommodation. Children of all ages are welcome at Rissington Inn.
Thaba Tsweni Lodge
Thaba Tsweni Lodge offers its guests spacious and cosy 3-star self-catering chalets for two to four people. Every chalet has a private patio with braai (BBQ) facilities. Chalets have open fireplaces, which gives the chalets a warm homely feeling during the winter months. Thaba Tsweni lodge is just a ten-minute drive from God’s Window, with the Berlin Waterfalls only 300 meters away. The town of Graskop is also a 10-minute drive away for those keen to eat out at local restaurants. Children of all ages are welcome at the Thaba Tsweni Lodge.
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