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Within easy reach of the Kruger National Park, the Mpumulanga Escarpment is a dramatic mountain chain which forms part of the greater Drakensberg Range.

Lisbon Falls, Blyde River CanyonBlyde River Canyon is the focal point of this area, with its meandering river and steep sided gorge. The canyon can be visited by road along the Panorama Route, taking in the numerous scenic viewpoints; God’s Window is particularly stunning. Nearby, Pilgrim’s Rest is a charming town, designated as a historic monument. It sprung to life in the late 19th centrury during the gold rush and the well preserved buildings are bursting with Victorian artifacts. The towns of Hazyview and White River are the main towns in this area and accommodation is found here and in the surrounding countryside.

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Suggested itineraries featuring the Escarpment

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Escarpment, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Escarpment

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Escarpment

    Accommodation choices for the Escarpment

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Escarpment. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Rissington Inn, Hazyview

      Rissington Inn

      Medium

      Situated in the heart of the Lowveld, Rissington Inn offers personalized, unpretentious service in its thatched homestead, along with stunning panoramic views overlooking the Sabi River Valley.

    • Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, Forest Room

      Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

      First Class

      Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa offers a comfortable place to stay in the picturesque surroundings of Hazyview. The property is a relaxing base to recharge before or after your Kruger safari.