Driving The Panorama Route South Africa -A Complete Guide


The magnificent Panorama Route in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is one of the continents great natural wonders and one of the world’s most beautiful driving routes.

The mountainous escarpment of the Mpumalanga highlands is famed for the stunning views of the Lowveld and some of the province’s most spectacular scenery.

1 Day Panorama Route Itinerary

If you only want to see the big ticket attractions, the main sights are clustered in three areas. Within these clusters, many of the attractions are just a short drive to the next.

Panorama Route Tours

There are many full and half day trips leaving Hazyview. Prices for Panorama day tours start at around USD $70.

Panorama Route Self Drive

Hazyview, Sabie and Graskop are often the most popular towns to base yourself if you do plan a  self-drive Panorama Route itinerary over a couple of days.

Get a Panorama Route Map

While the signage in the area is okay, a map with good detail of the attractions and landmarks is invaluable in planning your itinerary and the route you will take.

Panorama Route Attractions

A spectacular view, 1 219 metres above sea level over the canyon where the Blyde River cuts its way through the valleys with the Blydepoort Dam in the distance.

Blyde River Canyon

One of the largest canyons in the world and the second-largest on the continent. This is one of South Africa’s most impressive natural landmarks, up there with Table Mountain.

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