We are perfectly placed at the start of the scenic Panorama Route, one of South
Africa's major tourist attractions. The route takes you from the waterfalls of
Sabie, through the tourist village of Graskop, known for silk, curios and pancakes,
and onto the spectacular sights of the Pinnacle, God's Window, Bourke's Luck
Potholes and then the awesome Blyde River Canyon, the largest vegetated canyon
in the world: 1.5km wide, 600m deep and 26km long. Return to Sabie via Pilgrim's
Rest, a quaint gold-rush village declared a national monument in 1974 and famed
for it's colourful history and even more colourful characters.
The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the world's greatest natural treasures. Almost
20 000km2 of pristine Africa, home to an unequalled diversity of wild animals,
birds and plants, and only 40mins from our front door! Order a packed breakfast,
rise before dawn and spend a full day on your own self-drive safari in this unspoilt
paradise. We are regular Park-goers and will happily advise on routes and game
viewing. Guests are welcome to browse our large collection of Park-related books,
maps and magazines. If you would prefer a guided tour in an open safari vehicle
this can easily be arranged, as can sunset drives, night drives, bush walks and
bush dinners under the stars, either in Kruger or one of the private reserves.
NB Kruger Park can be extremely hot and humid in summer - up to 40 degrees. Malaria
precautions are advised.
Forty minutes from Porcupine Ridge you can embark on a geological expedition
to the oldest known caves in the world. Sudwala's gigantic halls are adorned
with stalagmites, stalactites and fairytale formations. Discover the mysteries
of the caves with tales of marauding impis, stony apparitions and resonant rocks.
There are regular guided tours of one hour duration. Longer adventure tours can
be arranged. Afterwards you might visit the pretty hamlet of Kaapsehoop with
it's wild horses and blue swallows, then travel on to Nelspruit to experience
the lush beauty of the Botanical Gardens.
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE AREA