Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870’s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape.
Experience the thrill of being close to these magnificent creatures and witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and sheer delight in interacting with their human counterparts. The interaction with the elephants offers guests the opportunity to touch the elephants, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour. For a memorable hour, guests have the chance to interact with these enormous creatures.
If you are planning a trip to Mpumalanga the Panorama Route tour is a must!!
The Panorama Route offers a kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and African diversity. We visit well known sites on this tour 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. We take guests 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.
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
Complimentary transfers in air-conditioned vehicles from central Hazyview hotels; all relevant entry fees
meals, beverages, items of a personal nature, curios and/or gratuities
Early Morning wake-up &
Meet at sunrise at the elephant stables to wake their sleepy souls and prepare them for the day. Enjoy the very special treat of helping brush down the elephants; a wonderful, fulfilling activity. Experience morning exercises and witness the unique relationship the Elephant Handlers enjoy with the elephants. Round off this wonderful experience with hot beverages and delicious muffins whilst relaxing on the deck overlooking the Sabie Valley. A very special start to the day!