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It runs along the top of an escarpment rising 800 meters (2600 feet) above the Blyde River Canyon and a vast green plain. The jewel is the Blyde River Canyon. Without it, the Panorama Route would not earn a Bronze Star. Still, some of the other Panorama Route attractions are interesting.
Blyde River Canyon
There are two basic vantages:
From inside the canyon
This lets you see the striking geological formations at river level. However, this requires a modest side trip from the basic Panorama Route.
From the escarpment's rim
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The Panorama Route has several cliff-edge lookouts. The top 2 are:
This vantage point has a grand view of the Blyde River Canyon and its Three Rondavels. These tall, side-by-side domed outcroppings are also called the Three Sisters.
You see the plain below stretching to the horizon. You also catch sight of portions of the sheer cliffs on your left and right. However, you don't get the majestic view of Blyde River Canyon that you do at Three Rondavels lookout.
If you're short of time, I recommend skipping Wonderview, the third major belvedere. It's similar to the one at God's Window, but lacks its lateral sight lines.