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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 1 week ago

Due the lack of rainfall in the period before our visit the water was quit low at that time so the view was not as spetacular as a few years earlyer on our first visit. As compensation there were only few people so we had...More

Thank on4ajt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place accepts both cash and card payments. It had a shop/cafe to grab a bite and also toilet facilities. It requires quite a walk to the actual main attraction but definitely worth it for the pictures. This is definitely a photographer’s paradise as there...More

Thank Anthenia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this the most interesting and fascinating sight on the panorama route. Geological features that are quite unique. The site is well kept and relatively easy to walk around with older folk or kids, and the entrance fee well worth it. We had a...More

Thank claranda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive place. To see and realise wat nature and water can do. Great nature views and kids just run all day round.

Thank BevAM1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky indeed, beautiful weather! Friendly reception at the gate. R55 entrance is worth it, remember to take a few coins with you to throw in the pool, for some luck. River a little dirty in two areas, rest of the area well conserved.

Thank Heintje W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grit and stones carried by swirling eddies from the waters of the Blyde and Treur Rivers have, through the years, caused extensive erosion, which formed a series of potholes in the sandstone bedrock. This has resulted in a fascinating network of tunnels and tubes, cylindrical...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We annually visit the pot holes. The breath taking views still amazes you every time you get there. The recent upgrades to the restaurant and craft stalls are very good and a great improvement.

Thank Petro G
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A very picturesque location with great views of the potholes. It is amazing to believe that these holes were formed by running water through time. This area will not be advisable for those who have difficulty walking as there are a lot of areas where...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit, such amazing beauty that nature can produce. The swirls and formations formed by the running waters over the rocks over so many years is stunning. Such a peaceful and calm place to be watching the waters flow. It...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Really really cool place that you could stroll around in for hours, getting impressed by what nature is capable of making!

Thank Fanny J
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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.
26 December 2015|
Response from BegichFamily | Reviewed this property |
You can try, but the terrain is very uneven.