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City Graskop

The village of Graskop is especially known among tourists as a good base for exploring the surrounding nature and a stop on the way to the Kruger Park. The so-called Panorama Route is (in clear weather) definitely worth it.

This village in Mpumalanga Province was founded in 1880 as a camp for the nearby gold mine, but this was already done by the Voortrekkers on their way to Mozambique. Nowadays, most of the money is generated by the timber industry.

Graskop area offers plenty for tourists; the main attractions of the area come from Mother Nature: the impressive Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, God's Window, the Pinnacle and several beautiful waterfalls. It is advisable to take the time to drive the 130 km long Panorama Route, giving you time to actually enjoy everything and to have a picnic at for example, the Mac Mac Pools.

In terms of activities, there is a wide choice such as golf, horse riding, quad biking, and motorcycle tours, several hiking trails, abseiling and Big Swing for an adrenaline boost. From December 2017 Graskop has a new attraction: a glass lift. This lift with a fantastic view brings you all the way down to the Graskop Gorge (51 meters). Once down you can walk through the indigenous forests. Near Graskop there is a silk farm where you can see how silkworms produce this luxurious fabric. You can also visit the nearby Pilgrim's Rest and learn more about the time of the miners in this beautiful historic village.

In the village there are plenty of restaurants, bars and accommodation for every budget. For many it is almost impossible not to eat at Harry's Pancake Shop with a wide selection of sweet and savory crepes.

Your holiday begins at South Africa Specialist.