Panorama Day Tour & Gorge Lift

Graskop and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon takes you to some of the most spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the Lowveld. Along the edge of the escarpment we take you to spectacular views, including God's Window, and the Three Rondawels. Along the route we visit the famous Bourkes Luck Potholes - cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.

At lunch time the tour will stop back in Graskop so that guests can have lunch at a restaurant, and if time permits, can spend a while browsing in local shops and the outdoor markets. Street vendors sell an amazing variety of goods – from nuts and fruit to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. Near Graskop, where numerous waterfalls tumble down the mountains, we will visit the beautiful Berlin Falls and Lisbon Falls on the way back to Sabie and then White River.

The price includes:

  • Light lunch is included in this package, drinks not included
  • Soft drinks and water as well as snacks en-route
  • Entrance fees at all parks and sites
  • We travel in a comfortable thirteen seater Quantum with air-conditioning

What to remember:

  • Breakfast is not included and should be supplied by your accommodation
  • Sun hat, camera, walking shoes
  • This is not an exclusive tour and you might be accompanied by other travellers


Graskop Gorge Lift

The Graskop Gorge Lift Company is a CASHLESS facility.

The viewing lift takes visitors 51m down the face of the gorge into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways & suspension bridges make up a 600m trail.

Interactive exhibits and interpretation boards enable visitors to explore the diverse life that thrives under the dense canopy of trees. Enjoy the waterfall and meandering stream.


Lone Creek Falls

One of the well known landmarks of the area, 9 km from Sabie on the old Lydenburg tarred road.

A short (200m) walk through an indigenous forest takes you to the bottom of the falls.

God's Window

Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa's main wildlife destinations. God's Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!


The Pinnacle Rock is a massive quartzite rock that erupts from the earth’s surface and reaches some 30 metres in height. It is a freestanding rock that towers over the dense indigenous forest of Driekop Gorge in a dramatic display of nature’s quirks and the unique splendour of South Africa. It is littered with stunning, brightly-coloured aloes that not only add to the appeal amongst the local birds and insect species, but also make for extra beautiful photographs of the rock and its surrounds.

There are public ablutions available here, as well as vendors sitting at this attraction selling African curious and keepsakes. These stalls are a delight to visitors and locals alike and the vendors are friendly and helpful.

Blyde River Canyon & Three Rondawels

The Blyde River Canyon Reserve extends along the Blyde River Canyon's winding path, which at every turn offers more and more impressive views over sheer edges dropping 800m into the riverbed.

Did you know?
The Blyde River Canyon (now officially known as the Motlatse Canyon) is considered one of the largest canyons on Earth and may be the largest ‘green canyon’ - it has a particularly lush subtropical covering.

The ‘Three Rondavels' (also called 'Three Sisters’) are three huge spirals of dolomite rock rising out of the far wall of the Blyde River canyon. Their domed heads are iced in green and their sides are stained with fiery orange lichen. From the 'Three Rondavels' you can see the extensive Swadini Dam in the far distance, which marks the end of the reserve.

Bourke Luck's Potholes

If you can, begin your wander around Mpumalanga with Bourke's Luck Potholes, for they are without doubt incredible. Essentially they're the result of decades of swirling eddies of water where the Treur River meets the Blyde River, the tumult of which has caused extensive water erosion over time. The result is a series of cylindrical rock sculptures that look as though they would be more comfortable on the moon. 

To see these geological wonders (it is no surprise to learn that they've made it onto Frommer's 500 places to take your kids before they grow up) that are an amazing array of white, yellow and dark brown eddies of colour because of the soil present in the water, you'll need to travel roughly 35 kilometres due north of Graskop on the R532.

Lisbon or Berlin Falls

The longest waterfall in the area is the Lisbon Falls.

Berlin, Lisbon, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Europe. The names speak to the original identity of miners who came to the area to pan for gold in the late 1800s. The Lisbon Falls is the highest in Mpumalanga and plunges 94km. Set in a bowl of hills, this is a great place to start your adventure.

Lunch at Harries Pancakes

Whether your taste is for savoury or sweet you won’t find a better pancake in South Africa.
Fast, friendly and efficient service has made us a favourite with local and international visitors.


  • 1-2 Pax R1980p/p

  • 3-4 Pax R1870 p/p

  • 5+ R1760 p/p