Graskop. Panorama Route, Mpumalanga. South Africa.
In the South African province of Mpumalanga, the Drakensberg Escarpment drops sharply to meet the hazy lowveld of Kruger National Park. The landscape here – wide plains of grass and open woodlands of pine and eucalyptus, and high, rocky mountains rising above deep sandstone canyons cut by whitewater – bears a unexpected resemblance to the mountainous plateau of Wyoming’s Yellowstone.
First in a series on the Panorama Route – named for its breathtaking vistas – outside Graskop, Mpumalanga, near South Africa’s border with Swaziland.