The Panorama Route

Beautiful waterfalls and stunning views around every corner.

The Panorama Route is one of the most scenic routes in South Africa with sites like God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon offering unobstructed views over the lowveld and the world famous Kruger National Park. The route is also home to indigenous Afromontane forests and dozens of arresting waterfalls for outdoor and adventure seekers to discover.

Adventure guides for the Panorama Route

Check out these detailed adventure guides based on our personal experiences on the Panorama and the surrounding areas.

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  • Countless waterfalls.
  • Incredible view sites.
  • Barberton GeoTral.
  • Kruger National Park.
  • Mountain toboggan.
  • Zipline tours.

Towns and regions on the Panorama Route


The Panorama Route is a road route the runs along the Drakensberg escarpment and connects the towns of Lydenburg, Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Hazyview, Ohringstad and Kiepersol. It is one of the most scenic drives in the South Africa and as such, one of the most popular tourism regions in the country.

Depending on where you start and end, the Panorama Route can be driven in a day, however, the best way to experience the route is by overnighting in one of the towns on the route. Take anything from 1-3 days to drive the route and extend your stay if you plan on doing any adventure activities like hiking the Fanie Botha Trail.

The Kruger National Park is the nearest game reserve. It is very common for visitors to split their itineraries to spend time on the Panorama Route and in the Kruger National Park due to their close proximity.

There are a few pools near the picnic site at Mac Mac pools where swimming is allowed. It’s a great way to spend the heat of the day when road tripping around the Panorama Route.

There are loads of amazing hikes and outdoor activities along the Panorama Route. Some of the more popular attractions include:

Entrance for the Three Rondavels is R35 per adult and R20 per child.

Entrance into the Mac Mac Falls is R10 per car, R20 per minibus and R100 per bus.

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© Stray Along The Way

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