The Panorama Route is one of the Jonkershoek valley’s classic day trails. From the bridge (Witbrug) at the apex of the circular road, where you climb the left side of the valley, to where you descend to the Swartboskloof parking area, you will walk about 17.1 km, climb through 1665 m (maximum elevation is 1267m) and descend through1703 m.
Take the best part of a day to walk it. Along the way you will be rewarded with a view down the spectacular Assegaaiboschkloof towards Franschhoek, panoramic views of the Jonkershoek valley as you traverse the edge of the Dwarsberg plateau, and finally a grandstand seat as the Helderberg bowl and False Bay unfold way down below. A Google Earth Track, the trail profile and some photos follow.
Alternatively, download the kml track for viewing in Google Earth
Is overnight camping allowed in these mountains?
No. Unless specifically approved by the reserve manager. Usually one would apply as part of a recognised organisation outing such as the mountain club.
Hello. How long did it take you to complete the circuit?
Basically a full day – 6 to 8 hours depending on how fast you hike