The Eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga) escarpment is a place of pine forests, beautiful vistas and many waterfalls.
In any trip done to South Africa, this area is a must. The first three pictures are of the Bridal Veil Falls and the beautiful rock formations surrounding it.
It is set deep in a forest but with easy access from the parking lot and on a hot day, they spray of water is always welcome.
One of the waterfalls not to be missed is the Macmac. As you can see but the way it has carved a niche in the top of the rocky mountain, it has been here for millions of years. All these pictures of this trip were taken In August which is still winter for us so there is not much water flowing over the falls. During the rainy season, the noise is deafening.
Another must-see in the area is called God’s Window. It is on the edge of a plateau and one can see for miles around.
Be sure to have your hiking boots on as there is a steep climb to the top from the parking area but well worth it when you reach the top.
For those who do not like heights, barriers are set around the main viewing platforms.
In some ways but naturally on a smaller scale, this area is much like the Grand Canyon.The Blyde River twists and turns through the mountains and has carved out a deep canyon.
The Three Rondavels is across the way from the spectacular view of the Canyon.
Part of the river is dammed up and there is a wonderful holiday resort on its banks offering many kinds of water sport.