The northern Drakensberg in South Africa extends into the province of Mpumalanga, becoming rugged escarpments and plateaus that plunge more than 3,280 ft/1,000 m down into the Lowveld plains below. The spectacular Panorama Route meanders through this landscape and is well-worth exploring as part of a visit to one of the many game reserves in the area.
Blyde River Canyon, about 18 mi/30 km west of Kruger National Park, is perhaps the most famous landmark there—the third-largest canyon in the world at 1,970 ft/600 m deep. Other geological surprises are Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window and the Pinnacle that rises out of lush Afromontane forest.
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