Location: Mpumalanga, Northern South Africa
Climate: Hot rainy Summers (Nov – Mar) and warm dry Winters (Jun – Aug).
Typical Landscape: Dramatic mountains and escarpments, extraordinary natural rock formations.
The Panorama Region is one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa leading through the Drakensberg mountains. This inland plateau declines abruptly and offers exquisite views of the plains and lowveld thousands of metres below. This view is best during the winter months as clouds can often impair visibility.
The Panorama Region also boasts the Blyde River Canyon, and from many vantage points one can see the 33km long gorge. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are impressive black rock formations shaped millions of years ago by erosion.
Hazyview is not only the gateway to the Panorama Region but also the Kruger National Park, as well as being the hub of adventure activities. Must visits in the Panorama Region are God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, The Pinnacle and the Three Rondavels – take in the fresh mountain air of the Long Tom Pass and see waterfalls which cascade down gorges and valleys. Hot air ballooning in the Panorama Region is also a must.