Subtropical canyons, sheer cliff drops and sweeping valleys as far as the eye can see, the Panorama Route is an impressively scenic journey through South Africa’s geographical drama. Hazyview, a small farming town, acts as a gateway for exploring the dramatic Mpumulanga Escarpment on a track that takes you past heaving waterfalls and limestone caves that are millions of years old.
While the landscape makes for an incredible drive, the journey is far from sedentary. Other than pulse-racing views, natural spectacles like the Blyde River Canyon offer riveting cliff-top hikes where you can spend hours exploring forest-draped slopes and otherworldly rocky peaks. Much of this route is deeply entrenched in history, once used as transport system between the towns of Lydenburg and Delagoa Bay. Nowhere else preserves this heritage like Pilgrim’s Rest, a strollable gold-rush era town with original architecture largely untouched since the 1800s.
Venture on this extraordinary route with the help of extensively travelled connoisseurs who can help you uncover the area’s natural treasures as well as the most spectacular vistas.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.
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