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Bourkes' Luck Potholes

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, South Africa
+27 13 753 3115
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, South Africa
+27 13 753 3115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

En route by bus from Graskop to Johannesburg is this amazing geological formation caused by two rivers merging. Worn by time and water the stones provide colors of white, yellow, pinkish brown with so many different rock formations and water pools. You can see the...More

Thank Kiskatom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

R50 is cheap to see these spectacular potholes. In the middle of nowhere. Don't miss the Potluck boskombuis for an authentic dinner in the bush on your way out !

Thank Christa R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of those sights which one should not miss, if in the area. While it is not breath taking, the potholes are of great interest and they are worth a detour. There were many foreign tourists about who appeared to enjoy their visit....More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 18 May 2017

An amazingly beautiful spot. Incredible scenery. We did'nt want to leave, allow plenty of time to walk the entire area.

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

To enter the area, it costs about R50.00 per person - and no, there is no SA Citizen discount. The area is name after Tom Bourke, a prospector who unsuccessfully attempted to find gold in the river bed round about 1880 or so. Toilets are...More

Thank Santosh P
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I can't believe that the pothole entrance fee are R50.00 per person just to see a view. We went to the lisbon and berlin falls and that was R10.00 a car. The Pothole's need to consider a price change. There was alot of people turning...More

Thank BushBlonde
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It is a nice stop when you are cruising the area. The potholes are really beautiful, it is a fascinating landscape.

Thank Paulina_Bali
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and interested natural wonder. Very easy to find, cost is R50 per person. Parking well laid out. Good facilities.

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Road from Graskop to Bourkes Luck.is dangerously riddled with potholes. Our Vito tyre got slashed and while we were waiting for Roadside Assistance another 5 cars had damaged tyres within a 2 hour period. Shame on Mpumalanga Roads and Tourism! Well done to the AA...More

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

It's a very nice place to visit. It is totally worth the drive, even though it takes only like half an hour to see everything there.

Thank Hectorfersan
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How long to spend on a visit here? And is parking readily available / safe?
19 April 2017|
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Response from FalconeroT | Reviewed this property |
Spend about an hour or max two
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Is the walk to the potholes manageable with a stroller / baby pram?
26 December 2015|
Response from BegichFamily | Reviewed this property |
You can try, but the terrain is very uneven.