Panorama Route

3 hour drive from O.R.Tambo International Airport.
Situated on eastern side of Mpumalanga Province.

The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. It leads through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The Panorama Route passes the north-eastern part of the Great Escarpment, the inland plateau declines abruptly and steeply and opens up fantastic views of the plains of the Lowveld a thousand metres below. This view is most reliable in the dry winter months. At other times the spectacle is often impaired, since the escarpment is a barrier for the clouds coming from the east, rising at this point and bringing a lot of rain.

An area of great history and scenery than anywhere in the world, and a journey to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to this gold and coal mining towns. Attractions range from trout fishing towns to old wagon routes and monuments over the famous Long Tom pass to the picturesque towns of Lydenburg, Dullstroom, Sabie and Graskop and pioneer mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest in 1870.


Travel through “Gods playground” to Gods Window overlooking the green Lowveld. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”. The Potholes are very impressive rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion. The bizarre swirl holes developed when the once rapid river carried masses of sand and debris.

Tours & Prices 2018

(NB – No scheduled times & days for all tours. Tours done on requests & bookings)

Kruger National Park / Panorama Route Tour (3 days) – KNPANSA3

R    8,650-00 per person sharing.
Min 2 People
Daily Conservation fees not included

Inclusive: Travelling from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner, 1x Open Safari game drive, drives in AES vehicle, Guiding and entrance fees to excursions.

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(Prices are subject to change without prior notice)

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Tuesday 09/18 0%
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Sunny. High around 35C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Thursday 09/20 40%
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Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 18C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 09/21 10%
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 28C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 28C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.