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God's Window

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Address: on the Drakensberg escarpment, South Africa
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Great views

If you are in the Mpumalanga area this is a must see. A tiresome walk for some but some great views and nice walk in the "rainforest" at the top is definitely worth it. Local and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the Mpumalanga area this is a must see. A tiresome walk for some but some great views and nice walk in the "rainforest" at the top is definitely worth it. Local and international tourists need to stop and see this at least once.

Thank Lance G
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually did not exactly do this but stopped a bit earlier where there was a free view point. It has the same view but without the crowds. Was difficult to see much as it was hazy and nearby fires, deliberate, smoke added to the poor visibility.

Thank spamobile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to visit there,but my expertise was not meet. the place was bit dull expect the view

Thank Thabo S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great view over the edge of the escarpment looking into the low-veld. They charge per person to enter, but the money is obviously not being used to upgrade and maintain the site as there are potholes in the car park and the roof's of the curio sellers huts are broken. Most of the signs on the "bins" are broken... More 

Thank R8979PFandrewe
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the top are amazing. The walk is worth it as you walk up through the bushes taking short breaking in what I would call smaller windows along the way.

Thank ncumisamangcipu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as superb as the three rondavels view, but still not to be missed. Take the 300-500 m trail to the rainforest too, it's really a small rainforest and offers great views as a bonus. For those who like it, some good local souvenir shopping at the stalls. Also helping the local people if you buy here.

Thank T W
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe some people complain to pay R10 (£0.60p) to get into the parking area which includes the attraction itself - someone has to be paid to clean up other people's litter! God's Window is a fantastic view between two bush covered cliffs. The real view however, is right at the top through the rain-forest where you emerge to... More 

Thank John M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few years ago I only did the God's Window bit of the Blyde River Canyon. This time I decided to walk the Rain Forest as well. Some very steep steps but thank goodness my family was behind so I could use that as an excuse to catch my breath. It also reminded me of my New Year's Resolution to... More 

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They charge you to view nature - nice business. R10 per adult and R5 for a child. It is a short walk up. There are 3 viewing points for different angles - explore all of them for the views appear different. The rain forest is a longer climb and we skipped it.

Thank Chandramohanamritkar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went up here with our 2 kids aged 2 and 4. The views from up there are out of this world. Carrying the kids up the steep steps got us pretty tired and could not get up to the highest viewing point. The curio selling ladies by the car park are quite expensive so you need to negotiate well if... More 

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