God’s Window, Mpumalanga
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God’s Window is a highlight along what is known as the Panorama Route. The natural wonders on the route range from cascading waterfalls to impressive mountain gorges. Along with God’s Window, other well-known spots on the route include Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels, Mac Mac Falls and the Blyde River Canyon.
God’s Window is undoubtedly the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoint, with astonishing views over South Africa’s lowveld. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, you'll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains.
The reserve is also home to various species of antelope, and viewing sites are provided along the length of the canyon along with numerous hiking, horse and mountain bike trails.
Known as the largest green canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon is a 33km-long gorge that stretches from Bourke’s Luck Potholes to the Three Rondavels near Blydepoort Dam. Aside from its spectacular scenery, the canyon is one of the best birding spots in the country. It’s also a popular adventure destination.
The towns of Lydenberg and White River are gateways to the Panorama Route. Other quaint hamlets in the area include Sabie, Graskop, Orighstand, Hoedspruit and Hazyview.
The most famous town in the region is Pilgrims’ Rest, now something of a living museum and tribute to the gold panning days of old. When you visit, you'll step atraight back into the pages of the past. South of Pilgrim's Rest, you can visit the Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, home to more than 100 species of indigenous trees, including yellowwood, white stinkwood, Cape chestnut and mountain cedar.
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