Six iconic waterfalls on the Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is a scenic drive in the Mpumalanga province and home to the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. This route has many spectacular things to see, but one of the best is the abundance of waterfalls. There is beauty everywhere.

Lisbon Falls

Falls Lisbon

 A spectacular 95m treble cascade that tumbles into the dark green pools far below. Gold was discovered around Lisbon falls, then known as Waterfall Creek. In March 1874, 63 diggers were at work but only 20-30 were said to be making anything.

Berlin Falls

Falls Berlin

This 45m high waterfall was after the farm on which it is situated. They originated as a result of differential weathering resistance of the local rocks.

Mac-Mac Falls

Falls Mac Mac

On 18 February 1993, the Mac-Mac Falls was declared a National Monument. Cement pathways and stone steps with safety railing have been added to gain access to the best viewpoints from where one can see the two uninterrupted cascades plunging into the twisting river 65m below. The Mac-Mac diggers were responsible for rearranging the face of the earth a little, by changing the single waterfall in the double waterfall as we see it today.

Sabie River Gorge and Falls

Falls Sabie

Situated under the Sabie bridge which was built on the curve to blend in with the natural attraction of the gorge. From the falls there is a short walk through the Williams Memorial gardens to spectacular view points overlooking the gorge down which the Sabie River plunges 73m.

 Bridal Veil Falls

Falls Berlin

Take the old Lydenburg road for approximately 3km and then turn right onto the forestry road at the sawmill, one of the biggest in the southern hemisphere! Follow the well-signposted gravel road to the car park.  Even though the track to the falls is well marked by a shoeprint, it winds through thick vegetation and can be strenuous. A bit of advice is to wear hiking shoes. Once you arrive at the Bridal Veil Falls you will be awe-struck seeing, smelling and listening to water plunging 70m to the centre of an amphitheatre at the head of the valley. Note: toilet facilities are available at the parking area.

 Horseshoe Falls

Falls Horseshoe

 The Horse Shoe Falls (South of Graskop) These unusual falls, although not very high,  form a perfect horseshoe when the river is in flood. It can be found  4km on a signposted gravel road off the  Old Lydenburg Road. This is also the site of one of the first sawmills in Sabie.While doing a short walk through the beautiful landscape that leads to the cascade-type falls, the opportunity to spot magnificent birdlife and other wildlife is not uncommon. Horseshoe Falls has been declared a national monument and is also a popular venue for trout fishing.

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south africa waterfall

The sounds of the falls stay with you as you wind your way closer. Suddenly the forest opens up and the falls drop into a pool.

South African Waterfalls


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