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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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See the power of water & time

It is amazing what time and water can do to rock. The landscape looks as if a giant corkscrew removed multiple cores of rock. This is all part of the Blyde River Canyon Nature... read more

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Tess V
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is amazing what time and water can do to rock. The landscape looks as if a giant corkscrew removed multiple cores of rock. This is all part of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

Thank Tess V
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another natural wonder that's worth spending time at. It can get busy, especially when a bus load of school kids turn up! However, patience is a virtue and the crowds soon subside. They look different in different light so worth hanging around to see it all change.

Thank PaulR142014
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A breathtaking natural wonder just a pity about the staff who showed no interest in any of the visitors and were more interested in their own personal chatter. It is well worth a visit for the amazing beauty of this canyon and rock formations. The tourism board should consider training the staff

Thank Iain M
Upstate New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

En route by bus from Graskop to Johannesburg is this amazing geological formation caused by two rivers merging. Worn by time and water the stones provide colors of white, yellow, pinkish brown with so many different rock formations and water pools. You can see the stream meandering down from the Drakensberg escarpment with waterfalls that lead to the canyon of... More 

Thank Kiskatom
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

R50 is cheap to see these spectacular potholes. In the middle of nowhere. Don't miss the Potluck boskombuis for an authentic dinner in the bush on your way out !

Thank Christa R
Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of those sights which one should not miss, if in the area. While it is not breath taking, the potholes are of great interest and they are worth a detour. There were many foreign tourists about who appeared to enjoy their visit. However, the entrance fee of R50 is a bit steep, especially when the toilets are... More 

Thank georgestof
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly beautiful spot. Incredible scenery. We did'nt want to leave, allow plenty of time to walk the entire area.

Thank Deirdre R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To enter the area, it costs about R50.00 per person - and no, there is no SA Citizen discount. The area is name after Tom Bourke, a prospector who unsuccessfully attempted to find gold in the river bed round about 1880 or so. Toilets are clean, ample parking and picnic spots (be careful - there are monkeys in the area... More 

Thank Santosh P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe that the pothole entrance fee are R50.00 per person just to see a view. We went to the lisbon and berlin falls and that was R10.00 a car. The Pothole's need to consider a price change. There was alot of people turning around at the entrance gate

Thank BushBlonde
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice stop when you are cruising the area. The potholes are really beautiful, it is a fascinating landscape.

Thank Paulina_Bali

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