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One breathtaking view after another, that's South Africa's famous Panorama Route. Red Africa Safaris will take you to the place where you'll experience mountains, sky, forests, and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons. All along the courses, there are waterfalls, ranging in size from tiny cascades to dramatic torrents. Come and explore the spectacular Panorama Route with its stunning views over the Lowveld and its beautiful natural wonders!
You will stay either in an en-suite hotel rooms or chalet.
The Panorama Route tour is subject to the weather conditions. If you are not able to stop at the different scenic stops during your tour due to weather conditions, Red Africa Safaris will try to substitute the stops with other activities. Please note that you must stay overnight in Johannesburg the night before the tour and on the last day of the tour. Should your flight arrive early in the morning, you would be picked up straight from the airport.
The tours will start at 06:00, but departure times can be arranged to suit your needs. The tours will be conducted in English by a qualified and registered (FGASA) tour / field guide. You will be picked up at your accommodation near or at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). The drive to the start of your Panorama Route tour will be approximately 3 - 4 hours.
There will be stops on the way to enjoy breakfast and to buy some snacks and beverages. The first stop on your tour will be the magnificent Sudwala Caves. You will go on an hour long tour inside the caves, learning more about all the formations, history, etc. After your cave visit, you will stop at the impressive Mac Mac Falls. After that, you will make your way to your accommodation on the Panorama Route. You will arrive in the afternoon, settle in, and relax until dinner.
You will have breakfast at 07:30. After breakfast, you will continue to the Panorama Route and make your way to the Pinnacle Rock. After the stop at the Pinnacle Rock, you will stop at Lisbon Falls which is the highest falls in the region, and at Berlin Falls. Then, you will make your way to Bourke's Luck Potholes, and afterward, you will visit the Three Rondavels lookout point. All the above scenic stops are situated next to the impressive Blyde River Canyon. After your stop at the Three Rondavels, you will make your way back to your accommodation. You will enjoy dinner at the restaurant, relax, and unwind afterward.
You will have breakfast at 07:30. After breakfast, you will depart and make your way back to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or to your accommodation. On the way, you will make one last stop at the spectacular Lone Creek Falls. The scenic drive back will take approximately 3 - 4 hours with 1 stop on the way to buy some snacks and beverages. Then, you will arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or specified destination / hotel in the afternoon.
This safari will take place at the Panorama Route. The route covers areas that you will visit such as Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle Rock, Sudwala Caves, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Mac Mac Falls, and Lone Creek Falls.
Red Africa Safaris will provide you with 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Food is perfectly safe in all hotels and restaurants. You should not buy food from open-air stalls in markets or in town. Take-out food is perfectly safe from dedicated takeaway outlets. You have to be wary of small cafes and supermarkets selling takeaway food over the counter and also small stalls next to the road.
Please book your flight to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by Red Africa Safaris. This pickup is inlcuded in the price.