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God's Window Escarpment is a popular vantage point along the Blyde River Canyon, in South Africa.

At God's Window on the Escarpment, majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the game reserves which have made the area one of Africa's prime wildlife destinations. From this Escarpment - a 250km long rampart of sheer cliffs - opens a vista into a plush forest the Eden-like esthetic appearance of which prompted the name.

God's Window played an important role in the plot of the 1980 cult film The Gods Must Be Crazy. Near the end of the movie, the Bushman character Xixo (played by N!xau) traveled to God's Window and threw a Coke bottle from the escarpment. The bottle, which Xixo had found near the beginning of the movie, set the plot into motion, and the movie focused heavily on his reactions to Western civilization as he traveled from his clan to God's Window.


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