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WWhile you may wonder why it is called God’s Window, there is really no way a brochure, website or travel magazine can prepare you for the spectacular view, that really lives up to its name.
It is one of the most scenic vantage points in the whole of South Africa. Situated along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga province, on the Drakensberg escarpment, you just have to look down to realise why it has been given this special name.
God’s Window is a highlight along the Panorama Route in the eastern part of Mpumalanga. 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, the Mac-Mac Falls and the Blyde River Canyon.
KKnown 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 Blyderivierpoort Dam.
AAside from its spectacular scenery, the canyon is also one of the best birding spots in the country and a popular adventure destination. There are numerous breathtaking walks and hikes, or you can enjoy the area by horseback. If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, this area has so many challenging trails. The towns of Lydenburg and White River are gateways to the Panorama Route. Other quaint hamlets in the area include Sabie, Graskop, Hoedspruit and Hazyview.
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 on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. This place is a must-see when visiting South Africa.