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For the best lighting conditions on the waterfalls and other scenic spots, travel south of Graskop (Sabie area) in the morning.

Conversely, travel north of Graskop in the afternoon for optimum viewing conditions at God's Window, Pinnacle & Blyde River Canyon.

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


Short, day-trip drives from Sabie

Escarpment Route

The Escarpment Route - with more than 30 points of interest, is but a small section of the Panorama Route.

Starting in 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 is advisable.

Places of interest are listed in the order that you would probably visit them when departing from Sabie.

Webmaster's Note:
Although the crime rate in the area is low, petty theft does occur from time to time. You are advised to lock your parked vehicles.


Mac Mac Pools Picnic spotToilet facilitiesFun activity
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 3 km Secretary Bird Walk begin and ends here.  Facilities at the Pools are wheelchair friendly.  For photos see our Picture Gallery page.
Fees: R20/person


Webmaster's Note:
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 & swim.

Mac Mac Falls Toilet facilities
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 (passengers included)

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.