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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$135,06*
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Really awesome to see!

I have been to Bourkes' Luck Potholes a couple of times and always enjoy seeing this incredible sight. This time we took our 2 and a half year old son with and he also throughly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Bourkes' Luck Potholes a couple of times and always enjoy seeing this incredible sight. This time we took our 2 and a half year old son with and he also throughly enjoyed it. He was having so much fun playing in the water at the top of the potholes and also throwing coins over the bridge... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The shapes of the rock is amazing and all formed naturally. I have never come across anything like this and took loads of photos. The entry charges are minimal and it is well worth the effort.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we stopped here. I have never seen anything like this before. It's amazing what nature can create. At some of the potholes you can step into the water.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a pleasant walk to the potholes. There is a disabled path[but it had a couple of steps at the end! The bridges are a complimentary design adding to the view rather than taking from it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The potholes I visited for the thirs time and every time I am impressed. Tey are beautiful and this time there was more water than Inhad seen before. It is one of the prime sites on the Panorama route. Entrance fee 50 Rand well worth! Less for children I believe 20.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the potholes was a great experience for first timers with the natural feel trying to be maintained. The facility was acceptable but their bathrooms were not. Security requesting cash and saying their card machine doesn't work without proving same was something to be concerned about as they have statements at all tourist venues imploring people to ask for receipts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice falls, nice little walk. A pitty though you can't walk furtger to the next falls. Water was surprisingly nice, great to stick your feet in and watch the little fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

much more interesting than we were led to believe. Charge to enter is reasonable. Interesting little museum to visit as well.

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Thank marrack
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in the area a must to visit! There are braai facilities and big grounds with trees - but note not in everyone's taste to have a braai or picnic there. However the Nature Reserve part with the Potholes and scenery is UNBELIEVABLE! Can get hot there so make sure you have a hat and water & dress comfy with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is interesting rock formations created by the scouring of the rock by the river. It is a very pleasant short walk and worth a stop here to break your journey.

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