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

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

Graskop and its surroundings offer enough for tourists, the main attractions of the area come from mother nature: the imposing Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels, God’s Window, the Pinnacle and several beautiful waterfalls. It is advisable to take the time to drive the 130 km long Panorama Route so that you have the time to actually enjoy everything and to have a nice picnic at the Mac Mac Pools for example.

In terms of activities, there is a wide choice such as playing golf, horse riding, quad biking, motorcycle tours, various hiking trails, abseiling and the Big Swing for an adrenaline boost. From December 2017, Graskop has a new attraction: a glass elevator. This lift with a fantastic view takes you all the way down in the Graskop Gorge (51 meters). Once downstairs you can walk through the native forests.

Near Graskop you will find 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 gold diggers in this beautiful historic village.
In the village there are enough restaurants, bars and accommodations for every wallet. For many Dutch people it is almost impossible not to eat at Harry’s Pancake Shop for a wide selection of sweet and savory pancakes.
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