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There are a number of reasons that one would want to venture to Graskop, Mpumalanga. However, it probably is the splendor of God’s Window that drive most people to this area. The spot is located on the Panorama Route and it offers quite the panoramic view of the Blyde River Canyon. One can stand on top of the Drakensberg Escarpment and look down over the cliffs that plunge almost a kilometer down to the Lowveld.
At this point, they stretch out to what must seem like the edge of the earth. So convincing, that this area was used to film the “edge of the earth” scene in the famous movie, The God’s must be crazy!
FUN FACT: The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world!
IT DOESN’T JUST STOP THERE. The forest that is located just at the bottom of the view stretches all the way to the Kruger National Park, which is another one of Mpumalanga’s most popular attractions. A visit to God’s Window will without a doubt be one of the most memorable and exciting sightseeing experiences of your life. It is an adventure into an unforgotten part of the world that should be added to anyone’s bucket list.
HOW DO I GET THERE? To get there form Gauteng, you will take the N4 traveling towards Nelspruit. When you reach Belfast, you will then take the R540 headed North to Lydenburg. Once here, you will continue of the R36 until you reach R533 where you will make a right turn. After turning on R533, you will stay on this road until you reach Graskop. Eventually, you will run into the R534 that will take you right to God’s Window.
God’s Window offer a unique vantage point that is located on the Drakensberg Escarpment. It stands at an altitude of 6,000 feet and extends northward over the Blyde River Canyon. It offers magnificent views of canyons, rock formations, waterfalls, as well as the Kruger National Park situated below. The reason the spot is called God’s Window is because of the panoramic view that it offers of the Lowveld, which is located more than 900 meters below in the indigenous forest. There are majestic cliffs that plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and over the years the area has become one of South Africa’s prime destinations for wildlife.
God’s Window in Mpumalanga is actually just a small part of a 250km long earthwork of cliff and beauty. Standing on top of the amazing vantage point and looking down it will seem like the world goes on forever and ever. In addition to this, there are a number of viewing sites that are provided along the length of the Blyde River Canyon. Here adventurers can partake in a number of activities like walking, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bike trails.
Be sure to visit the new Graskop Gorge Lift while you are in the area.
If you are lucky enough to visit the area on a clear day, you will be provided views over the Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains that border on Mozambique.
DID YOU KNOW? God’s Window is central to so many other beautiful attractions.
From waterfalls, rivers and mountains, to beautiful old towns!
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