The Happy Challenge – God’s Window, Mpumalanga

With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country. Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever! From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual view points. For the best lookout points and exotic forest plants, steer away from the crowds and hike up into the clouds and the misty Rain Forest. Make sure you take a few refreshments along as it is very humid and an extremely steep and strenuous walk…..

Panorama from God’s Window along the Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

The location?

Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/AHCvUfXc8fcWYrus6

How to get there?

Follow the R537 and R532 from Nelspruit in a northerly direction. The trip is approximately 100km / 1 hours, 30 minutes.

Things to do?

Check out ‘The Pinnacle’ which is approximately 2 kilometers around the corner from God’s Window. It is a single quartzite column that rises out of the deep wooded canyon and provides an immense sight as far as the eye can see. The curio shops in that area offer unqiue and traditional items such as wood carvings,

Best place for your photo?

The View from God’s Window has inspired and awed thousands of painters and photographers from all over the world. Here’s your queue to just go wild! 🙂