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Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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Address: Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, South Africa
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+27 13 753 3115
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful place

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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 Lotang Towing for helping us out. Sadly we did not get to Bourke Luck. #LotangTowing... More 

Thank Jodie H
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating to see how the water has carved through the rock over millions of years. nice stroll with great waterfalls.

Thank Donovan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the potholes was a wonderful experience, however the entrance fee is extremely high compared to other attractions in the area. Not really worth all the money when there a so much more to do in the area for much less money

1 Thank Rudi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting archeological place to visit. Very crowded when we went. Please Mpumalanga local authorities, fix the toilets !

Thank 916pamm
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic first time visit, will definitely take my kids back when they are older. Great spots for photos and to relax and soak in the surroundings.

Thank shelbydup
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive here you are not sure what you will actually see. But as you get to the actual site you are bowled over by the site of the potholes created by swirling water over time. Beautiful and we managed to sit and stick our feet in col, clear water. Refreshing and relaxing.

Thank DanMoyane
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk down the path. Unfortunalety one of the bridges was broken but the other one was fine. Lots of water this year and beautiful waterfalls.

Thank H P
Modesto, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beautiful! The natural creation of the rocks and blyde river canyon is breathtaking! You must wear good shoes to maneuver the rocks and there is lots of climbing and a short hike across the bridges, but it's beautiful and well worth it!

Thank MsKiesha
Lancaster, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never seen anything like the potholes. Take the short walk down the path and be amazed. Clamber (carefully) over the rocks, cross the bridges and visit the overlooks. In every direction, including up and down, are beautiful vistas. The holes are scoured from the rock in a circular motion, causing deep and colorful gorges and waterfalls. Also, look... More 

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