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Panorama Tour of the Blyderiver Canyon


Activity Description

Take a scenic drive to experience the beauty of the “Panorama Route” in the Blyderiver Canyon, which is 60 km long and is the third largest canyon in the world.
There are a few viewpoints (God’s Window, The Pinnacle, The Three Rondawels) along the edge of the escarpment offering excellent views of the Blydedam, canyon and the river 600 m below.
Visit the Berlin Falls can be reached by means of a foot path along the river where the water from the Berlin Creek falls down a 150 m drop into a large pool. The Lisbon Falls are at the point where the Blyderiver splits and large pools are formed before the water cascades over the sheer cliff to a pool 92 m below. The Mac Mac Falls viewpoint offers a spectacular view of this waterfall which was so names after the number of miners from Scottish descent.
The Bourke’s Luck Potholes are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of the sand and rock carried down by the river when in flood. Visitors can obtain a close view from bridges specially constructed over the potholes. Also visit the historic town of Pilgrim’s rest which is now a National Monument. It was established in 1873 when the first significant gold strike in South Africa was made.


Duration8 hours
WhenAll year
WhereAs per the pick-up points listed
WeatherAll weather
What to WearComfortable clothes for the summer. Something warm for the winter and early mornings.
Things to BringCamera Refreshments
Guests or SpectatorsNone


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsBottled Water
ExclusionsItems of a personal nature



Customer Reviews

AS STATED IN REVIEW FOR FULL DAY GAME DRIVE. Before we left Australia we had booked 1 full day safari, the Panorama day tour and the Moholoholo and Heodspruit endangered species tour. Our first tour was the full day safari. It was freezing cold and rained all day......but we had a wonderful day. The guide (Suzette) was wonderful. She gave us lots of information on the animals, their habitat, the other animals that interacted with each one. She answered every question we had. We were so impressed with her that we booked another full day safari and a night safari hoping she would be taking us again, which she did. She was also our guide for the full day panorama tour. Again we cannot speak highly enough of the service we received from Suzette. By comparison the tour to the endangered wildlife at Heodspruit was the opposite. Francis was our guide on that tour. She hardly spoke to us on the way to or from the centre, spending most of her time on the phone. She sat away from us at the centre and offered no information. In fact she looked bored the whole time. If we asked a question we were only given the briefest of answers, mostly just yes or no. We were so disappointed in her that had we had her for our first tour (the full day safari) we not only would not have booked extra tours with Echo Africa, we would also have cancelled the other pre-booked tours. Suzette understood that as tourists we were thirsty for information and she provided it. We had fun on every one of the tours we did with her. We would gladly recommend her to our friends and family travelling there. The day with Francis, we were happy to get back to our accommodation. It is difficult therefore to recommend Echo Tours as there is no certainty of the guide chosen by you for any given tour. We cannot recommend a tour with Francis. - Margaret Pannell

A very exciting tour, nice and friendly guide, we enjoyed the day. - Marion Blankenberg-Roll

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