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    Smile Going Nowhere Slowly

    On short notice we decided to do the Panarama route around Graskop this December. Herewith my trip report. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
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    "If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost"

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    Thanks for the great report.
    Good news for Pilgrims is that they are starting to give the licences back to the original operators of the shops etc.
    Maybe those fine people from North Africa will stop hanging about outside the Hotel.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Thanks man, brought back some good memories of the times we have been to that area. Must have been cool driving around in "The Granny"
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    Yes, Granny did attract a lot of attention, but the Eastern Transvaal is awesome. We will go back, 'cause there is still lots to see.
    "If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost"

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    Spook awsome mooi fotos en se dinge ek lus nou vir n vakansie

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    Excellent, great history!!!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Thanks man


    Nice little trip Tina. I thoroughly enjoyed your report.

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    Thanks for the nice replies.
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    Excellent report! Lazy people would appreciate a map I guess!

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    Thanks Spook for a nice trip report.

    I have planned almost a similar trip for April when visiting KNP and spending a few days ( in between) at Sabie River Camp.

    Have taken some "sightings" from your report which I have not had in my planning but which is on my route.

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    For those who might find it helpful, here are some GPs co-ordinates of the places that I planned to visit in April:

    ON ROUTE FROM PIENAARSDAM TO PHALABORWA:

    • 1 Sudwala Caves – 31 km from Sabie - -25.370087, 30.701294
    • 2 Mac Mac Falls – 20 km from Graskop - -25.000605, 30.816221
    • 3 Forest Falls – 17 km from Graskop - -24.995238, 30.812874
    • 4 Panorama Falls – Graskop - -24.936958, 30.845017
    • 5 Cheetah Breeding project – south of Hoedspruit - -24.531195, 31.029854

    DAY 1 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 6 Sabie Falls – Sabie - -25.088650, 30.778177
    • 7 Bridal Veil Falls – 8 km from Sabie - -25.082023, 30.723953
    • 8 Horse Shoe Falls – Sabie - =25.130055, 30.694427
    • 9 Lone Creek Falls – 8km from Sabie - -25.102233, 30.710049

    DAY 2 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 10 Mac Mac Pools – near Sabie - -25.013440, 30.833130
    • 11 Pilgrim’s Rest – 23 km from Graskop - -24.890018, 30.752106
    • 12 Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve – 37km from Graskop -24.902319, 30.614433
    • 13 Echo Caves – 15km West of Strydom Tunnel - -24.562112, 30.603447

    DAY 3 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 14 Lisbon Falls – 28 km from Sabie - -24.862453, 30.836735
    • 15 Berlin Falls – 30 km from Sabie - -24.844073, 30.842400
    • 16 Bourke’s Luck Potholes – 35km from Graskop - -24.673611, 30.811389
    • 17 Blyde River Canyon – 53km from Graskop - -24.579832, 30.772276
    • 18 Three Rondawels view point – 58km from Graskop - -24.559770, 30.756397
    • 19 Lowveld View Point - 46km from Graskop - -24.607674, 30.814097
    • 20 Wonder View - 30 km from Sabie - -24.868371, 30.896645
    • 21 God’s window / Rain Forest – 22 km from Sabie - -24.877093, 30.888748
    • 22 The Pinnacle Rock – 6 km from Graskop - -24.912089, 30.854459

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    Great trip report!

    P.S. Would rather go skydiving again before doing that damn swing again
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    [QUOTE]
    For those who might find it helpful, here are some GPs co-ordinates of the places that I planned to visit in April:

    ON ROUTE FROM PIENAARSDAM TO PHALABORWA:

    • 1 Sudwala Caves – 31 km from Sabie - -25.370087, 30.701294
    • 2 Mac Mac Falls – 20 km from Graskop - -25.000605, 30.816221
    • 3 Forest Falls – 17 km from Graskop - -24.995238, 30.812874
    • 4 Panorama Falls – Graskop - -24.936958, 30.845017
    • 5 Cheetah Breeding project – south of Hoedspruit - -24.531195, 31.029854

    DAY 1 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 6 Sabie Falls – Sabie - -25.088650, 30.778177
    • 7 Bridal Veil Falls – 8 km from Sabie - -25.082023, 30.723953
    • 8 Horse Shoe Falls – Sabie - =25.130055, 30.694427
    • 9 Lone Creek Falls – 8km from Sabie - -25.102233, 30.710049

    DAY 2 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 10 Mac Mac Pools – near Sabie - -25.013440, 30.833130
    • 11 Pilgrim’s Rest – 23 km from Graskop - -24.890018, 30.752106
    • 12 Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve – 37km from Graskop -24.902319, 30.614433
    • 13 Echo Caves – 15km West of Strydom Tunnel - -24.562112, 30.603447

    DAY 3 AT SABIE RIVER CAMP

    • 14 Lisbon Falls – 28 km from Sabie - -24.862453, 30.836735
    • 15 Berlin Falls – 30 km from Sabie - -24.844073, 30.842400
    • 16 Bourke’s Luck Potholes – 35km from Graskop - -24.673611, 30.811389
    • 17 Blyde River Canyon – 53km from Graskop - -24.579832, 30.772276
    • 18 Three Rondawels view point – 58km from Graskop - -24.559770, 30.756397
    • 19 Lowveld View Point - 46km from Graskop - -24.607674, 30.814097
    • 20 Wonder View - 30 km from Sabie - -24.868371, 30.896645
    • 21 God’s window / Rain Forest – 22 km from Sabie - -24.877093, 30.888748
    • 22 The Pinnacle Rock – 6 km from Graskop - -24.912089, 30.854459

    Blackie [QUOTE]


    This is very good info, but just be careful. We found that some of the sights take quite a bit of time to do. In the end you don't want to rush though everything. For example - God's Window and the Rain Forest are on the same site, but oh boy, if you are not fit, it will take some time to walk up to the Rain Forest. (a must)

    Same with Burk's Luck Potholes. To walk though is also quite time consuming.

    We had decided that we will go back at some stage. We missed out on some of the attractions.
    "If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post


    This is very good info, but just be careful. We found that some of the sights take quite a bit of time to do. In the end you don't want to rush though everything. For example - God's Window and the Rain Forest are on the same site, but oh boy, if you are not fit, it will take some time to walk up to the Rain Forest. (a must)

    Same with Burk's Luck Potholes. To walk though is also quite time consuming.

    We had decided that we will go back at some stage. We missed out on some of the attractions.
    Entirely true, some of these places are just too amazing to be rushed. Do make notes while going so next time you'll be able to plan your time, you'll need more of it than you think.

    And the swing at graskop is a must...

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    Edit: graskop is way up in the clouds, if you see a cloud from sabie you'll have poor vision in and around graskop. This can be bad for short Hollidays as it's way better to go there with the sky perfectly cloud free...
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    Ter inligting - die Weg tydskrif van Maart 2014 het 'n artikel in oor die Panorama roete. Gaan lees dit gerus.
    "If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost"

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