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Log Cabin & Settlers Village
Log Cabin & Settlers Village - dream vacation

Corner Louis Trichardt and Kerk StreetGraskop

Valley View Backpackers
Valley View Backpackers - dream vacation

47 De Lange Street, P.O. Box 740Graskop

Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris
Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris - dream vacation

Farm 506 Berlin, Berlin FallsGraskop

Westlodge B&B
Westlodge B&B - dream vacation

12 Hugenote StreetGraskop

Joy River Backpackers
Joy River Backpackers - dream vacation

Stand C357, Moremella VillageGraskop

Settlers Village
Settlers Village - dream vacation

Cnr Louis Trichardt and Oowinning streetGraskop

Havana Nights
Havana Nights - dream vacation

10 RICHARDSON ST, GraskopGraskop

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Graskop is in the  Mpumalanga Province of north-west South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is near the town.

Understand

In 2011, it was home to 4,000 people. The name is Afrikaans for grassy hillock.

The town is part of the Panorama Route. Thanks to its location of about 1,400 m above sea ​​level , Graskop has a temperate climate with a lot of rainfall, while during the summer months there is also frequent fog.

Get in

By car from Pilgrim's Rest, Hazyview or Sabie

Get around

See

The Pinnacle, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels, Pinnacle Rock, Berlin and Lisbon Falls, the Echo Caves and other places on the Panorama Route.

Additionally, there are the following sites around Graskop:

  • 1 Graskop Gorge Lift Co. (along R533 just south of Graskop), ☏ +27 66 305 1572. M-F 10:00-15:30; Sa Su 08:30-17:00. Attraction consisting of a glass lift and suspension bridge abutting the expansive Graskop Gorge, with Motitsi Falls in focus. Also site of a zip-line and big swing for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Admission: adult R30, child R20; lift: adult R205, child R140. (updated Aug 2020)
  • 2 Motitsi Falls. The main attraction in the Graskop Gorge. (updated Aug 2020)
  • 3 Natural Bridge (off R532). Just a little travertine-like wayside on the north side of Graskop next to a rushing creek. (updated Aug 2020)
  • 4 Forest Falls/Maria Shires Falls (park at Green Heritage Picnic Site 13 km south of Graskop on R532 (about 3 km north of Mac Mac Falls)). These falls are accessed via some short trails and are also pretty captivating though perhaps not as big as some of the others. Pay R20 to security guard. (updated Aug 2020)

Do

  • The Big Swing (at the Graskop Gorge Lift Co.), ☏ +27 66 305 1572, ✉ bigswing@mweb.co.za. M-F 10:00-15:00; Sa Su 08:30-17:00. Take "The Big Swing", if you're not afraid of heights. R450. 
  • Zip Line, ☏ +27 66 305 1572. M-F 10:00-15:00; Sa Su 08:30-17:00. other thrill ride at Graskop Gorge Lift Co. R180. (updated Aug 2020)
  • 5 Jock of the Bushveld Trail, Graskop Holiday Resort on Louis Trichardt St, ☏ +27 13 767 1833. Daily 07:00-17:00. Walk along montane grassveld for views of the Pinnacle Gorge. 8 km roundtrip, a shorter route is also available. A map is available at the resort. Some skip the fee and start at the trailhead but the resort offers safe parking. R15. (updated Aug 2020)

Buy

Stores along Louis Trichardt Ave such as:

  • Africa Silks
  • Delagoa Arts & Crafts
  • Curio D'Afrique
  • Shautany Chocolatiers

Eat

  • Harrie's Pancakes, Cnr Louis Trichardt and Church St, ☏ +27 13 767 1273. Savoury and sweet pancakes. (updated Dec 2019)

Drink

Sleep

  • 1 Valley View Backpackers, 47 Delange Street, ☏ +27137671112, ✉ melnjoe@valley-view.co.za. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. A self-catering rondavel and cottage, an en-suite double room, a double room with shared bathroom, 2 twin rooms with shared bathroom, a 6-bed dormitory, 3 wooden cabins and space for camping are available. All types of accommodation have use of kitchen facilities, free tea & coffee, a sitting room to read or watch TV/DVDs and a wooden deck. There is also secure parking right next door, free of charge, and you will be given a key. From R160. (updated Mar 2018)
  • 2 Rustique, 3 Richardson Ave, ☏ +27 82 448 9028. Free breakfast, wifi, neat decor. R729. (updated Aug 2020)

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