Mac Mac Falls
The Sabie Waterfalls Route – Cinderella to the Blyde River Canyon and its incredible cliffs and views – is well worth taking time to do. And Mac Mac Falls is one of them.
There are actually more waterfalls around Sabie than anywhere else in southern Africa. Regarded as the most stunning of the lot, Mac Mac has twin falls that plunge some 70m into a gorge below.
Now a national monument, the waterfall was not always split in two. Gold miners in the area for the gold rush blasted the originally single stream to try and reach the gold-bearing reef over which it drops. Mac Mac tends to revert to one fall during the dry season.
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.
Viewing sites are provided along the length of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window, and there are numerous fantastic walks, hiking, horse and mountain bike trails. From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual view points. God’s Window and Graskop are perfect en-route stopping points for those visiting the Kruger National Park.
There are curio stalls and toilet facilities at the parking area. God’s Window is a popular site and for good reason! One can spend hours here just admiring the incredible view.