The Northern Drakensberg – Mountain of the Dragon’s – rises above the sweeping Lowveld like a sentinel charged with lookout duty and keeping a constant vigilance on the savannahs below. With names like God’s Window, Devil’s Knuckles and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, one can only imagine the original impact and visions these mountains, cliff faces and sweeping slopes conjured up for the original pioneers travelling into these landscapes.
The vista’s along the upper ridge of the Drakensberg rival some of the most scenic around the world, and granted one is blessed with a day of good weather and sunny skies, is most definitely a trip worth undertaking.
These sweeping vista’s and scenic locations have given rise to the route name – the Panorama Route. Not only does the Panorama Route offer the most remarkable vista’s over the Lowveld, however, it is also home to a number of phenomenal geographical features, such as waterfalls, canyons, gorges, potholes and much, much more. All of these natural aspects are interspersed by 3 small but very characteristic towns – ie Graskop, Sabie and Pilgrim’s Rest. Coming from each direction, the Panorama Route converges the 3rd largest canyon in the world – the Blyde River Canyon.