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God’s Window: The Name Says It All

Set in the province of Mpumalanga along the Drakensberg escarpment is the aptly named God’s Window. Just one peek from any of the lookout points situated at the site is reason enough for why it is named what it is.

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Panoramic view of God’s Window – Martin Heigan

God’s Window gets its name from theΒ breathtaking views that span over the Lowveld and down 900 meters into the lush ravines below, there are some viewpoints that have absolutely no railings – making you feel like you could fly just like the many indigenous birds around you.On a clear day, you can see all the way across to the neighboring country of Mozambique! We were able to view this stunning site on our way to a much-needed long weekend break in the lovely little town of Hoedspruit (one of the best places for exploring the nearby Kruger National Park).

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I had been to God’s Window when I was a little girl but my memories of that visit did absolutely no justice for what I saw a few months back, a view that will be forever etched in my mind. I can’t speak for Darren but if his “wows” and “awesomes” are anything to go by, I’m pretty sure he will he will remember that visit for a long time to come.

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The closest town to God’s Window is Graskop, a quaint little town with some of the best pancake joints that tourists continue to rave about year after year. Graskop and surrounding areas also have many places to stay, giving you that extra amount of time to explore the area – including many waterfalls, lookouts and hiking trails. I wish we had spent more time in this beautiful area because there were just too many things to see and do with the little time we had.

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The famous Harrie’s Pancakes who have been around since 1986 – Courtesy of SA Venues

God’s Window is located along the Panorama Route and other many stunning features and landscapes can be found along the route including Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle Rock, Three Rondawels and most notably Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon in the world and probably the most beautiful but I have to admit that I am pretty biased!

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The Panorama Route – Courtesy of SA Venues

Next time we will definitely stay over a few nights in order to explore the surrounding areas of the stunning site that is God’s Window.

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