You’ll never run short of ways to enjoy the stunning landscapes of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route, and now there’s another way to indulge.
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has just unveiled breathtaking plans to open up the best views in Africa from a new skywalk at God’s Window.
The Best Way to See the Blyde River Canyon
Upon its completion in 2023, the Mpumalanga Skywalk will offer an exceptional outlook over South Africa’s most beautiful canyon, with views stretching over the Drakensberg escarpment, to the lowveld below. On a clear day, you can see all the way into Mozambique.
The Skywalk will consist of a cantilevered glass walkway extending from the cliffs, 3 000 ft above the floor of the canyon, much higher than the 500-ft-high Grand Canyon Skywalk and the 900-ft-high Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China.
Once finalized, this ground-breaking project will offer a novel outlook over the canyon along with a number of onsite attractions to boost the thousands of tourist numbers that already visit the canyon every year.
Some of the planned additional onsite facilities include a sky-swing, zero-gravity room, craft market, conference, and meeting facilities.
Local youths will run most of the activities, and the projects will bring numerous benefits to the local Mapulana tribe that owns the land.
Around 300 locals will be employed during the construction phase, and the Skywalk will hire 100 employees from the surrounding areas, once it’s complete. Not only will the local community benefit from additional employment, but they’ll also learn valuable new skills in the process.
The community will also receive a concession via the Blyde 04 CPA.
Making Mpumalanga Even Better
Along with the Mpumalanga Skybridge, the Agency also plans further developments to help promote the Makhonjwa Mountains World Heritage Site and the Railway Heritage Tourism projects.
It’s hoped that the Skybridge will draw extra attention and visitors to more of Mpumalanga’s iconic attractions like the Kruger Park experience, the Gorge Lift, and the Three Rondavels viewpoint as well as the wealth of activities already available in the area.
When you’re not lapping up the stunning views, you can also spend time abseiling, rock-climbing, hiking, fly fishing, or river rafting, nearby.
The Sky’s the Limit When Visiting Mpumalanga
Would you like to discover more of what Mpumalanga has to offer soon? You needn’t wait for the Skybridge to open.
Get in touch and we’ll help you set up an exciting, scenic, and fulfilling Mpumalanga safari.