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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
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"panorama route"
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"blyde river canyon"
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"rock formations"
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"per person"
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"entrance fee"
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"natural wonder"
in 16 reviews
"luck potholes"
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"your feet"
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"south africa"
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"pot holes"
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"beautiful place"
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"short walk"
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"amazing views"
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"natural attraction"
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to stop on route to relax. we enjoyed the fantastic scenery and just sat on rocks cooling our feet and listening to the water.

Thank Bee0202
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the name comes from Mr. Bourke, a gold prospector, who panned for gold in the area around end of the XIX century. The Blyde "joy" river has formed very peculiar holes adn the visit is short and interesting. waterfalls, bridges, etc - not too strennous,...More

Thank joacobry
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were frankly disappointed with this. It’s much more over-developed and much more of a tour-bus tourist trap than the other attractions in the area, which is reflected in the steep-ish entry fee of R55 per person. Although it’s quite interesting to look at the...More

Thank sfuhere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop along this route. Amazing view, romantic and allows moments with nature and as a add on the place is really well organized with small shops and parking. Really nice to be alone with your thoughts or with your other half

Thank Eduardo C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Further north of Graskop on the R532 you will find Bourkes Luck Potholes. It is a must visit location if you are making a visit to the Graskop area. All spectacular places north of Graskop are better viewed in the afternoon. What we particularly like...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After Blyde River Canyon we visited Bourke's Luck Potholes and just when it wasn't possible to see anything more naturally beautiful, we saw something at least equal! The Potholes are an amazing natural feature which seem to have been eroded into colourful, striped geological wonders...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you were one of the early explorers, you would have probably missed this amazing spot, until you were right on top of it. Millions of years of erosion of the rock formation has created spectacular views. Pebbles borne in the swirling waters have eroded...More

Thank Ray N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attraction itself is nice--a very interesting geologic formation as other reviewers have noted. They do offer a hike to the bottom of the canyon, which we did with a tour group. This is different from the short walk to see the rivers; it's a...More

Thank Guy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of South Africa was delightful to stop and take in all of the Good Earth's offerings. Of special interest to geology buffs, viewing the "Potholes" make you just stare and wonder... Driving the Panorama Route was just beautiful surrounding this whole area. We...More

Thank sandra n
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The potholes are just amazing. There's an easy walking path that goes down from the parking lot and then you can walk on a loop to admire them from different perspectives. It's also feasible to walk around on the rocks, swim in the river or...More

Thank PaoloAiello
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RM0111
19 April 2017|
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Response from 916pamm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never answered this before. Not sure about the opening days but it should be. Probably not Christmas day. The walk is manageable for stroller.
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FreqL
26 December 2015|
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Response from BegichFamily | Reviewed this property |
You can try, but the terrain is very uneven.
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