Blyde River Canyon and surrounds – God’s Window
About the Birding
God’s Window is known for its amazing views from the top of the Drakensberg escarpment over the Lowveld. On a clear day, it is possible to see over the Kruger National Park in the west onto the Lebombo mountains on the border with Mozambique. Besides the wonderful views, there is a small patch of Afro-montane mist-belt forest that receives very high rainfall.
About the Birding Site
The majority of birders actively plan birding trips to areas where they can either see a large number of birds in a short space of time or around rarities/localized species that would not easily be seen elsewhere. The Kruger to Canyons Birding Route offers both these highlights and a captivating wildlife experience to visiting birders.
Other Related Information
God’s Window is well worth visiting for an hour or two but can be extremely busy during the weekends. It is advisable to come on a weekday or to visit early in the morning. There are some stepped paths laid out that lead through the forest and past the various viewpoints.
To reach God’s Window, travel along the R532 towards Graskop. Turn left onto the R534 that makes a little loop and then comes back to the R532. Once on the R534, God’s Window is well signposted.