kruger national park
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
The panorama route
The Panorama Route starts at Nelspruit where you can go visit the Lowveld Botanical Garden. It moves on to White River where you can go play golf and visit a Motor Museum. Sabie brings tons of adventure with activities like 4x4 trips and abseiling. Pilgrims Rest has a few spectacular pubs and restaurants, which is a must if you want to experience the culture of the town. Graskop is the highlight of the Panorama Route with: God`s Window, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, the Pinnacle, Bourke`s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon on the list of attraction.The Panorama Route ends at the Swadini Forever Resort, which has tons of activities from boat trips to Microlight fights.
At the northern end of the mighty Drakensberg Range, and standing sentry at one end of the Blyde River Canyon is the most famous - and pgotographed - attraction in the region, the Three Rondavels. The harder rock layers on top eroded slower than the underlying softer layers of stone, which resulted in rock formations which resemble African rondavels.
The Zenith of the Panorama Route, this is such a picturesque view point that it has been called “God’s Window”, due to the sheer natural beauty contained in one view. Uniquely located North of Graskop, while standing at this view point you get a beautiful view of the panoramic lowveld. You will be able to view the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. However you will have to hike up the narrow pathway along the escapement to actually see the view point.