God’s Panorama

When the great Lord created this world, it has been said that he was showing off when he created the province of Mpumalanga! And you’re in luck as five of our First Resort’s properties are found within this region.

From the vast, breathtaking valleys of the Blyde River Canyon, to the verdant, open plains of its many reserves as well as the prehistoric rock formations found in Barberton and throughout the Lebombo Mountain range, Mpumalanga is justifiably known as ‘God’s country’.


If you are first-time visitor to this province, Mpumalanga is where you go to leave the buzz of traffic and alarm clocks behind, where a slower pace of life is not just considered a luxury, but rather the norm. Wind your windows down and enjoy a road trip along this province’s Panorama Route and strike off the many natural wonder must-sees on your travel agenda…

The Panorama Route runs parallel to the breathtaking valley that is the Blyde River Canyon – one of the most photographed natural sights within South Africa.

Other stops along the way include:

  • Ohrigstad
  • Pilgrims Rest
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Echo Caves
  • Mac Mac and Horse Shoe Falls

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This route also incorporates a number of blood thumping adventures for the bold – including abseiling, tree-top zip lining, white water rafting, river tubing and mountain biking. Outdoor enthusiasts, thrill seekers and those craving the ultimate country escape from busy city life will relish a holiday in Mpumalanga.

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