Fodor's Expert Review God's Window

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve Viewpoint

God's Window is the most famous of the lowveld lookouts. It got its name because of the rock "window" that looks out at the sublime view below. Gaze out into seeming infinity from the edge of the escarpment (which drops away almost vertically). Geared to tourists, it has toilet facilities, paved parking areas, curio vendors, and paved, marked walking trails leading to various lookouts. The God's Window lookout has a view back along the escarpment framed between towering cliffs. For a broader panorama, make a 10-minute climb along the paved track through the rain forest to a small area with sweeping views of the entire lowveld. The altitude here is 5,700 feet, just a little lower than Johannesburg.


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off R534
Graskop, Mpumalanga  South Africa

013-759–5300-Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency

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Rate Includes: R10, R20 per person

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