Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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  • Arildo
    Maputo, Mozambique22 contributions
    Nice but too many fences, signs, and other things obstructing the natural beauty
    It is an interesting geological site and also nice, but it is a little too worked up with fences, signs, and other obstacles, so some of the charm and natural beauty is crowded out. I think it is a place one has to stop when one drives the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga but I don't think is a place I would bring my visitors unless we happened to drive by there. It is however quite beautiful with the waterfalls and the green mountains in the background.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 26 January 2023
  • Catherine G
    Nice, France1,174 contributions
    Such a nice place
    What a fabulous place here. The water, the falls, the holes the water made, the colors of the stones… everything is so nice. We can go and spring on the stones. There’s a big parking and you have to pay to see but it’s not expensive for European people.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2023
  • knoesenm
    Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
    Loved the distinct colours
    If this wasn't part of the 2-week trip itinerary, I won't have known about this naturally beautiful site. It's an easy walk, even in the 35 degree heat, to get to all the viewing platforms and to see the waterfalls. The colour of the rocks are probably what made this so distinct for me. I can't imagine spending alot of time here, especially in the heat, but having seen the potholes and the falls, was very well worth the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
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OJ
London, UK99 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Well worth the walk down to look at, even in the searing 40 degree heat we had! Take a hat, water and solid shoes. The rock formations are fascinating to see.
Written 3 December 2023
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knoesenm
Cape Town Central, South Africa690 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
If this wasn't part of the 2-week trip itinerary, I won't have known about this naturally beautiful site.

It's an easy walk, even in the 35 degree heat, to get to all the viewing platforms and to see the waterfalls. The colour of the rocks are probably what made this so distinct for me.

I can't imagine spending alot of time here, especially in the heat, but having seen the potholes and the falls, was very well worth the visit.
Written 1 November 2023
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2 848 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Not only the potholes and waterfalls are special, but also taking of your shoes and walking in the refreshing stream behind it
Written 5 September 2023
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Stevek2240
Johannesburg, South Africa48 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The potholes are worth visiting but the interpretative centre, toilets and general amenities need refurbishing
Written 24 August 2023
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Davide G
Palermo, Italy3 511 contributions
Mar 2023
Amazing nature. Waterfall, sun and walking in the nature! Just incredible, come and enjoy! Just be aware, it can become slippery!
Written 26 March 2023
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Catherine G
Nice, France1 174 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
What a fabulous place here. The water, the falls, the holes the water made, the colors of the stones… everything is so nice. We can go and spring on the stones. There’s a big parking and you have to pay to see but it’s not expensive for European people.
Written 10 February 2023
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Arildo
Maputo, Mozambique22 contributions
Nov 2022
It is an interesting geological site and also nice, but it is a little too worked up with fences, signs, and other obstacles, so some of the charm and natural beauty is crowded out. I think it is a place one has to stop when one drives the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga but I don't think is a place I would bring my visitors unless we happened to drive by there. It is however quite beautiful with the waterfalls and the green mountains in the background.
Written 26 January 2023
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Renata Ewald
Phalaborwa, South Africa5 contributions
Dec 2022
What an amazing experience for me and my guests. It is a magical place and we had a picnic under the big trees and also enjoyed the traditional music and dancers. Will come back a thousand times over!
Written 24 January 2023
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K72
Melbourne, Australia2 932 contributions
Jan 2023
Walk over the rocky path (not wheelchair /pram friendly) to see the amazing landscape- nature at it's finest! The sheer cliffs, flowing water and interesting rock formations are quite beautiful and well worth a visit.

Safety could be a concern as the drops are sheer and when I visited there was some flimsy tape cordoning off certain areas... make sure kids are in check and don't run off, lots of places you could fall!
Written 10 January 2023
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Rik T
Fredericton, Canada1 353 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The walk around the Potholes is easy. There are bridges with great views of the pothole formations.

Once you go over a couple of bridges and get to the pools above the potholes, you can dip your feet in the water - like the kids there were doing. The water is cool and refreshing.

This is a very beautiful geological feature and a relaxing walk.
Written 20 October 2022
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