The Panorama Route in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province is a popular road-trip destination. The area’s lush greenery and natural wonders attract thousands of tourists every year, and travellers with vehicles are able to make the most of the stretch of unspoiled beauty that the route offers.
The winding roads along the Panorama Route are well-maintained, making for a smooth road-trip. The route is surrounded by rolling green hills, and there are numerous look-out points where one can stop en route to take in the area’s scenery. Many of them offer breathtaking views of the valleys, ravines and forests in the area.
The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which mark the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon, are another natural wonder in the area. These massive cylindrical potholes in the bedrock of the Blyde River are a wonder to behold. There is a gravel road leading to the potholes which is easily accessible by car from the main road.
Sustained kolks in the Treur River’s plunge pools have eroded a number of cylindrical potholes or giant’s kettles, which can be viewed from the crags above. It was named after a local prospector, Tom Bourke, who predicted the presence of gold, though he found none himself. The pedestrian bridges connect the various overlooks of the potholes and the gorge downstream. Numerous hiking trails suitable for all types of visitors abound.