Panorama Route - The Pinnacle and Three Rondawels

Posted on Sun June 21, 2015.

Mackers are fortunate to be located in one of South Africa's most beautiful regions. Further along the Panorama Route are more natural wonders to see.

The Pinnacle Rock, a tower-like freestanding quartzite buttress which rises 30m above the dense indigenous forest. To the right of the Pinnacle Rock is the first of eight small waterfalls in the Ngwaritsane stream.

The word "Rondavel" is a South African word that refers to a round hut-like dwelling (usually with a thatched roof). The three well known gigantic peaks of quartzite and shale with their sheer rock walls tower more than 700 m above the surrounding landscape. These peaks are named after the three most troublesome wives of Chief Maripi Mashile - they are (from left to right) Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto.