The Panorama Route tour is home to breathtaking views and some of the most spectacular landscapes. The route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. Nomad’s Panorama Route tour is the road that we use as the final leg on our trip to Johannesburg and this means that you get to end your adventure tour on a sightseeing high, witnessing some of South Africa’s greatest natural wonders.
The Panorama route is home to the Blyde River canyon which is the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world (unlike it’s Fish River Canyon counterpart which to the untrained eye seems barren). It is situated at the Northern end of the Drakensberg and offers phenomenal views over the Klein Drakensberg. The Blyde River canyon is situated in a National Reserve and as such is unspoilt by development and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Another highlight of Nomad’s Panorama Route tour is God’s Window, a viewing spot on the escarpment of the Drakensberg with panoramic views across the Lowveld and more breathtaking views of the lush indigenous forested ravine 900m below. There is no doubt as to why it is called God’s Window.
The Panorama Route adventure also stops for you to appreciate Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This is one of the famous viewpoints and a great place for you to stretch your legs along the Panorama Route, and is also home to a beautiful and strange natural phenomenon. Over centuries the river water has eroded the rocks to form perfectly smooth potholes and strange sculptures.
A visit to South Africa would not be complete without a drive along the Panorama route to experience some of the most unique and breathtaking scenery in the world.