Along the Panorama Route

The Panorama Route runs though some spectacular scenery along the Blyde River Canyon and on toward Kruger and Hazyview.

Roadside scenery as we begin our journey

I’m mostly on the wrong side of the bus to really see the canyon and the most spectacular scenery, but it’s still lovely.

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Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

Potholes and waterfalls

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Our first stop along the canyon is at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, where a series of  bridges and walkways provides a great over view of  the Treur River canyon where it meets the Blyde River.

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Bourke's Luck Potholes on the Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

The potholes are further along the canyon.

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While greatly eroded, the potholes at Bourke’s Luck dwarf the ones we have back in Minnesota.

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Bourke's Luck Potholes on the Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

A landscape filled with waterfalls

The gorge ends in a series of waterfalls that run through a desolate landscape of eroded rock that looks very volcanic.

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Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
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Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net
Panorama Route South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

A shopping opportunity too

We have time for a quick run through the market by the parking lot (better for photography than shopping).

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market at Bourke's Luck South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

Back on the road through the Bly River Canyon reserve

It’s a fascinating landscape even if I can’t see the much of the canyon itself.

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Blyde River Canyon South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

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Blyde River Canyon South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

Wonder view

It’s sort of hard to believe there is an enormous river valley on the other side of the road. However, even in the hazy late air of late afternoon – the Wonder View overlook, fully confirms its existence.

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Wonderview overlook South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

The view the other direction is even better.

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Wonderview area South Africa - www.ExplorationVacation.net

Then it is back on the bus as we continue on our way to Hazyview for the night.

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