Panorama Route – God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon (South Africa)

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After 10 days of exploring the south-west of South Africa, we went on our journey towards Johannesburg, the Panorama Route and Kruger National Park 🙂


Our Kulula Air flight from George to Johannesburg

From the airport in George we went with Kulula Air in 1 hr 40 minutes to Johannesburg.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel in Hazyview

At the airport in Johannesburg we picked up our rental car for the next few days and drove directly the approximately 400 kilometers over the N12 and N4 as far as Hazyview. In Hazyview we had booked a room at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel for 2 nights.

The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the Panorama Route. The hotel grounds are located on a busy road, but most of the accommodations are off the road, so you won’t hear much about it. Not far from our room we could also park our car directly, so we didn’t have to walk far. The room was very nicely furnished, even if one or the other crawling animal looked by. From the terrace you can reach the garden, where there is also a swimming pool. You could eat very well in the nearby Kuka restaurant.

The Panorama Route in the Transvaal-Drakensbergen

The detailed travel report on the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon will be provided. But we have already uploaded the pictures. If there are any specific questions about the pictures or destination, please post a comment at the end of the post.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a rock unit on the Panorama Route near Graskop. At the confluence of the Treur River and the Blyde River, the erosion of the flowing water in the dolomite rock created a canyon that later passes into the Blyde River Canyon. Through further leaching, in particular by the movement of stones in vortexes, deep vortex holes (colke) and tubes have been sanded into the rock. [Source: Wikipedia]

The “Three Rondavels” in Blyde River Canyon

One of the main attractions in the Blyde River Canyon is the three Rondavels,huge, round rocks reminiscent of the local’s round huts. The Blyde River Canyon is a 26 km long canyon, up to 800 meters deep and consisting mainly of red sandstone, and is considered one of the great natural wonders of Africa.

All travelogues from South Africa & Zimbabwe

All travel reports from our trip through South Africa and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. South Africa Day 01 Travel planning for South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe (Africa) (Südafrika)
Day 02 Cape Town – The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (South Africa)
Day 03 Cape Town – The colourful district of Bo-Kaap (South Africa)
Day 04 Cape Town – Table Mountain, Signal Hill & the Noon Gun (South Africa)
Day 05 Cape Town – Hout Bay & Chapman’s Peak Drive (South Africa)
Day 06 Cape of Good Hope – The Southern Tip of Africa (South Africa)
Day 07 Muizenberg – The colorful beach houses & World of Birds (South Africa)
Day 08 Simons Town – The Penguins at Boulders Beach (South Africa)
Day 08 Cape Town – Swimming with sea lions in Hout Bay (South Africa)
Day 09 The Imhoff Farm – Riding on the beach of Noordhoek (South Africa)
Day 09 Betty’s Bay – The Penguin Colony at Stony Point (South Africa)
Day 10 Cape Agulhas & De Hoop Nature Reserve (South Africa)
Day 11 Garden Route – The Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay (South Africa)
Day 12 Gondwana Game Reserve – Safari & the Big Five (South Africa)
Day 13 Oudtshoorn – The Cango Wildlife Ranch (South Africa)
Day 14 Panorama Route – God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon (South Africa)
Day 15 Kruger National Park – Safari & Lower Sabie Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 16 Kruger National Park – Safari & Olifants Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 17 Kruger National Park – Safari & Shingwedzi Restcamp (South Africa)
Day 18 Kruger National Park – Safari & Punda Maria Gate (South Africa)
Day 19 Pretoria – Nelson Mandela Statue & Union Buildings (South Africa)
Day 19 Johannesburg – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do (South Africa)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – Arrival in the City of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – The Waterfalls on the Zimbabwe Side (Zimbabwe)
Day 20 Victoria Falls – A boat trip on the Sambesi River (Zimbabwe)
Day 21 Victoria Falls – A helicopter tour over the waterfalls (Zimbabwe)
Day 21 Victoria Falls – The waterfalls on the Zambia side (Zambia)