Clearly, this is me merged with nature… what more can I say?!
I recently (just last week) drove up to the Kruger National Park for a long weekend with my family and had a wonderful time monkeying around in the bush. Now, without sounding like a travel consultant, I must say that the beautifully scenic province of Mpumalanga is a must-visit!
While we there, we decided to tick the famous “Panorama Route” off our bucket lists. So we set off early one morning to take in all the sites. Along the way we passed many touring motorcyclists and as we drove through the rolling mountains, with fog rising off the Sabi and White Rivers, livestock roaming freely, and rows and rows of banana, citrus and oak plantations interweaved between untouched landscapes… it became clear what the attraction was.
As for the sites themselves, The Panorama Falls in Graskop were a dissapointment – I recommend visiting during / just after rainy season if you’re really interested in seeing the water falling. For the same reason (lack of water) we decided to skip Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which wasn’t such a bad thing because that meant more time to spend taking in the wonderful Blyde River Canyon and the popular 3 Rondewels. These last two were the highlight for us, at this point we called it a day and headed back to basecamp.
Ok, so I think I’ve sold that idea in principle… now watch out for photographic evidence, coming soon!