Rainy day route
For the best lighting
conditions on the waterfalls and other scenic spots,
travel south of Graskop (Sabie area) in the
Conversely, travel north
of Graskop in the afternoon for optimum viewing
conditions at God's Window, Pinnacle & Blyde
When visiting the
waterfalls, stay on the pathways and stay well
within the demarcated viewpoints. The
rocks at some of the viewpoints are slippery,
especially when wet
day-trip drives from Sabie
The Escarpment Route - with
more than 30 points of interest, is but a small
section of the Panorama Route.
Sabie, take the R532 road towards Graskop. From
Graskop follow the R532 for 2 km and then turn off on
the R534 circular road, back to the R532. Follow
the R532 north towards Ohrigstad. From
Ohrigstad, return with the R36 via Lydenburg or the
R533 road via Pilgrim's Rest, back to Sabie.
By far the
most of these points of interest covers the
spectacular grandeur of Mother Nature. Completion of
this route will require a full day and an early start
interest are listed in the order that you would
probably visit them when departing from Sabie.
Although the crime rate in the area is
low, petty theft does occur from time to
time. You are advised to lock your parked
Mac Mac Pools
Mac Mac Pools is 15 km from Sabie on the R532 road to
Graskop. The Pools is in a shallow rocky river
with drops into a series of pools. The crystal
clear, cool water makes for refreshing swimming and
splashing after a hot day's sightseeing.
Excellent picnic and toilets facilities. The circular
Secretary Bird Walk begin and ends here.
Facilities at the Pools are wheelchair friendly.
For photos see our Picture
Mac Mac Pools is not a quick viewpoint -
you would probably want to spend some time
here. Suggest you use it as an early
morning breakfast stop or - on the way
back - for a late afternoon braai &
Mac Mac Falls
The 65 m high Mac Mac Falls is 15 km from Sabie on the
R532 road to Graskop. The falls was declared a
National Monument in 1983. A long stone step
pathway (wheelchair unfriendly) leads from the curio
stalls down to a viewpoint above the falls. For
photos see our
Picture Gallery page.
Fees: R10/car, R20/minibus, R100/bus
Maria Shires Falls & Grave
The petite Maria Shires Falls is 15km from Sabie on
the R532 road to Graskop, immediately after the
railway crossing on the left hand side of the main
road. The grave of Maria Shires is close to the
falls. She was the mother of Joseph Brook Shires
who planted the first commercial trees in the
area. For photos see our
Picture Gallery page.