Africa Deluxe Tours The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle

The town of Graskop marks the Southern entrance to the popular Panorama Route. The Pinnacle is the first viewpoint on route R534 and it is clearly signposted. The Pinnacle is a 30m- / 100ft high quartzite rock needle in a ravine that extends to the Lowveld below the escarpment. The Ngwaritsane River flows down the ravine, cascading over eight waterfalls along the way. The drop below the Ravine to the Lowveld is approximately 700m.

The ravine is covered in dense bush and ferns and you will need a local guide should you wish to venture into it. From time to time rock climbers scale the needle. It is however a difficult climb and you need to be well equipped to do it.

If you continue along the R534 you reach two other stops with views over the Lowveld, namely God’s Window and Wonder View. Further along the route you find Bourke's Luck Potholes and The Three Rondavels viewpoint. The latter offers views over the Blyde River Canyon, the largest green canyon in the world.

Tours that include The Pinnacle

Elephants at a Kruger National Park waterhole.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R12,540 per person sharing (±US$ 897 )
R2,425 single supplement (±US$ 173 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


Our 4 Day Kruger Wildlife & Mountain Scenery Scheduled Tour departs from Johannesburg and lets you explore the Panorama Route, interact with elephants at Elephant Whispers, visit Shangana Cultural Village, view wildlife in the Kruger National Park, as well as Mthethomusha and go in search of wild horses at Kaapsehoop.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Elephant Whispers , Shangana Cultural Village , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Kaapsehoop .

The Pinnacle attractions

Part of the Blyde River Canyon on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon is located in Mpumalanga - South Africa, just north of the town of Graskop. It is the third largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon (USA) and the Fish River Canyon (Namibia). It is the largest green canyon in the world.

God's Window viewsite on the Mpumalanga escarpment, part of the scenic Panorama Route.

God's Window

God's Window, part of the popular Panorama Route, is a viewpoint on the Mpumalanga Escarpment with beautiful vistas of the Lowveld below. God's Window is clearly signposted from the R534. It's a 50m walk from the car park to the edge of the escarpment.

Bourke's Luck Potholes is a natural phenomenon at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers.

Bourke's Luck Potholes

The Bourke's Luck Potholes is one of the stops on the Panorama Route in South Africa. At this viewpoint visitors have the opportunity to walk along pathways and to view the potholes created by the fast flowing Blyde- and Treur Rivers in the rock bed of the river.

The majestic Blyde River Canyon on South Africa's Panorama Route. The 'Three Rondavels' is visible to the right.

Panorama Route

The scenic Panorama Route, with various viewpoints, runs along the top of a section of the escarpment between the Mpumalanga Highveld and Lowveld. It offers incredible views, we strongly recommend it. The Route may be approached from Ohrigstad or from the logging town of Graskop.

The Three Rondavels, Mapjaneng and other peaks rising high above the Blyde River Canyon below.

Three Rondavels Viewpoint

Of all the view sites along the majestic Panorama Route, Three Rondavels arguably offers the best views. The view point, ±60 km north of Graskop, lies just above the broadest section of the Blyde River Canyon.

Wonder View, adjacent to God's Window on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Wonder View

Wonder View is the highest viewpoint on the Panorama Route and offers a 180 degree view over the Lowveld. The drop down to the Lowveld from the Panorama Route is approximately 900 m. On a clear day it is possible to see the Kruger National Park and the Lebombo mountain range in the distance.