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Region Overview
 
 

The Panorama

 
The Panorama Region is the gem of Mpumalanga. It holds beautiful treasures such as the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Mac Mac Falls and Pilgrim's Rest, which is a National Monument and a living Museum.
 

Towns

Graskop

Graskop

The town of Graskop sits quietly on the edge of the Lowveld Escarpment and is the last formal establishment at the beginning of the Blyde River Plateau. It is accessible from Nelspruit by taking the R37 to Sabie and then the R532 to Graskop. If you are exploring the Panorama Route after a trip to the Kruger National Park then you will be able to reach Graskop from Hazyview by driving along the R535 which ends in the spectacular Kowyn's Pass. A mere 16km from Graskop lies the historic mining town of Pilgrim's Rest, declared a National Monument, Provincial Heritage Site and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list in 2004.

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Hazyview

Hazyview

Situated in the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountain Range; the town was established in 1959 when the post office was built. The history of gold that was found in the area played an important role in the establishment of Hazyview as the Selati Railway Line was built due to this.

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Hendriksdal

Hendriksdal

Hendriksdal is situated in the mountains above Sabie, between lush pine forests where water tastes fresh and the air smells clean.

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Kiepersol

Kiepersol

Kiepersol was named after the indigenous Cabbage Tree, which is all over the Lowveld. Kieperspol is also linked to the Garden of Eden.It is a picturesque town with: green hills, banana plantations, avocado, mango trees and macadamia nuts.

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Lydenburg

Lydenburg

Lydenburg is situated on the Sterspruit and the Drops River tributary of the Olifants River, which is at the base of the Long Tom Pass. The name Lydenburg comes from the Dutch meaning “Town of Suffering”The town has become the centre of the South African Fly Fishing industry and it is also an agricultural and mining centre.In June 2006, Lydenburg was renamed to Mashishing, which means “Long green grass”. The name has however not catched on as the boards all still say Lydenburg.

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Ohrigstad

Ohrigstad

Known as the gateway to the panorama route, Ohrigstad is close to the natural wonders like: God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon and Potholes. Visitors to the town can enjoy mountain biking, horse riding, fly-fishing and game viewing at the nearby Blyde Dam.

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Pilgrims Rest

Pilgrims Rest

A mere 16km from Graskop lies the historic mining town of Pilgrim's Rest, situated on the picturesque Panorama Route. It is steeped in history and drama as it is a living Monument of the gold rush fever to hit the area in the 1800's.

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Sabie

Sabie

The town begun after HT Glynn and JC ingle found gold formed a company called Glynns-Lydenburg Gold Mining Company. When visiting this idyllic town it almost impossible to get bored, enjoy a wide variety of activities and excellent food and drink. The name Sabie comes from the Tsonga Shangan word “Ulusaba” which means fearful. This name was giving to the River due to the fear that the Tsonga Shangan people had for the Nile Crocodiles in the Sabie River.Sabie is surrounded by one of the largest man-made forests in the area and has a handful of beautiful waterfalls such as the Maria Shire, the Horseshoe, the Forest Falls and the Sabie falls.

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