Welcome to Graskop

Graskop is a useful base for exploring the Blyde River Canyon, and the nearby views over the edge of the Drakensberg Escarpment are magnificent. Adding considerable excitement and adrenaline to the vistas are the Big Swing and Graskop Gorge Lift, which face each other across a forested ravine.

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$75.91 Day Trips & Excursions

Panoramic Route Highlights Day Tour from Hazyview

Start your tour from Hazyview as it climbs towards the town of Graskop, and the southernmost point of the Blyde River Canyon.The Panorama Route encompasses some spectacular scenery, with breath-taking views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld beyond. You'll go along the edge of the escarpment, to look out points offering magnificent views, including God’s Window, Wonderview and the Three Rondawels. Along the route we visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes – deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.               Pilgrim’s Rest is well worth a visit. This old mining town was established during the heady days of the gold rush in the late 1800’s, and the whole town is now lovingly preserved as a national monument. At lunchtime 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 or along the pavements. Street vendors sell an amazing variety of goods – from nuts and fruit to beaded necklaces and carved wooden animals. South of Graskop, where the Sabie River rises, and numerous waterfalls tumble down the mountains, we will visit the beautiful Berlin Falls and Lisbon Falls on the way back to Hazyview.Choose from a private or shared vehicle! (Additional costs will apply for a private vehicle)

$112.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Panorama Route Tour from Hazyview

The Panorama Tour visits well known sites in an air-conditioned vehicle with a qualified guide who has good knowledge of the area. Spectacular views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld beyond will not disappoint. Guests are taken along the edge of the escarpment to look out points offering magnificent views, including God’s Window, Wonderview and the Three Rondawels. Along the route guests visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes – deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.At lunchtime the tour will stop in Graskop for guests to enjoy lunch at a restaurant, and, if time permits, browse the many curio stalls and shops in this little village. South of Graskop, where the Sabie River rises there are many beautiful waterfalls which we will visit whilst making our way back to Hazyview.Bottled mineral waters are provided during the journey.

$202.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Panorama Route Private Day Tour from Hazyview

The mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga provides us with stunning views of the Lowveld and this day tour offers excellent opportunity to see some of the province’s most spectacular scenery. This area is known as the magnificent Panorama Route.This wonderful full day tour includes sights such as God’s Window, with its spectacular views across the Lowveld, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, with its extraordinary rock formations, the Blyde River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the World, the famous Three Rondawels and historic Pilgrims Rest (time permitting) where “Wheelbarrow Patterson” discovered gold. Lunch is included at renowned Harrie’s Pancakes in Graskop.Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

$973.34 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Kruger Park Tour from Johannesburg

Day One: This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your closed touring vehicle. The park offers some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and you will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [D] Day Two: The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) through the Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big 5, general game and prolific bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch (for own account) and a short siesta. In the afternoon we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in your closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big 5 and other rare and endangered species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD] Day Three: Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD] Day Four: Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at O.R. Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, where your tour ends. [B]

$2062.91 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day South Africa Highlights Tour from Johannesburg

This tour sets off from Johannesburg to the vast, pristine wilderness of the Kruger National Park for Big 5 and Little 5 game viewing. Explore the magnificent Panorama Route with its majestic sights, such as God’s Window, the Three Rondawels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop. Explore Cape Town with its many diverse attractions, including a tour to the spectacular Cape Peninsula, and relish the scenic splendour of the Garden Route with its stunning mountains and lagoons, forests and beaches. Do a wine tasting in the picturesque Hex River Valley, and visit the charming National Heritage Site of Matjiesfontein. Travel on to Prince Albert, another delightful village off the beaten path, before making our way to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, for a tour of an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves. We travel through Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort, before heading to Knysna, the oyster box of South Africa, with a cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, with its warm weather and attractive beaches.

$131.84 Tours & Sightseeing

Mpumalanga Nature Tour Along Blyde River Canyon

You’ll be picked up from your central Hazyview hotel in the morning for an all-day tour of the province's most beautiful natural attractions. This South African province of Mpumalanga means ‘the place where the sun rises’ in the local language -- a name as poetic as the scenery. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, spend 7.5 hours discovering the beauty of this less-developed South African province. Your guide will take you along the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the most scenic routes in the region and the third-largest canyon of its kind in the world. Visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a set of natural rock formations featuring countless swirling pools of water caused by the Treur River plunging into the Blyde River. As you'll learn from your guide, these potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby. Next, make your way along the Drakensberg escarpment to God’s Window. You’ll immediately understand where this attraction gets its name as you stand on the lookout point, soaking up breathtaking panoramic views of the canyons, rock formations and lush forest-clad ravine filled with waterfalls. This majestic cliff plunges more than 2 290 feet (700 meters) into the Lowveld! Around midday you’ll make a stop for lunch at Graskop or Pilgrim’s Rest, a small town and provincial heritage site. Your tour continues with a visit to the Three Rondavels, three round, impressive mountains with slightly pointed tops. Pause at the lookout point here to learn about the significance of this iconic sight and to savor the incredible views. Afterwards, hop back into the vehicle and relax on the drive back to your hotel.