We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wow!wow!wow!”

Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Book In Advance
More Info
$86.56*
and up
Full-Day Panorama and Blyde River Canyon Guided Tour from Nelspruit
More Info
$90.58*
and up
Full-Day Blyde River Canyon Tour from Nelspruit, Whiteriver or Hazyview
More Info
$194.54*
and up
Panorama Route Private Day Tour from Hazyview
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Moremela
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
pretoria
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow!wow!wow!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We arrived at Bourkes Luck Potholes on 24th September. Arriving at the gate, I asked, so what makes this place special. Wow! When we started our walk I could see why. Amazing views of water running across rocks with potholes in it. What is great is that there is easy access for people in wheelchairs with wooden bridges over deep valleys of rock. Amazing. I would recommend everyone go there for a beautiful experience. My husband could not stop clicking for fear of missing a great pic. Another sight to behold. And again there are people selling beautiful craft.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank delphart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

547 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    288
    197
    46
    10
    6
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
1,089 reviews
735 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 868 helpful votes
“See the power of nature”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Potholes are truly magnificent. Located at the junction of the Blyde and Treur rivers, the potholes display the awesome power of nature for all to see. The swirling water has created amazing rock features and holes, washing the sandstone out of the granite and leaving beautiful rock formations. The colours in the rocks are amazing. Add some nice rock pools, waterfalls and even underwater tunnels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a magnificent attraction. Part of “The Panorama” tour, the Potholes are excellent.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Fiver75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
580 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I visited the potholes after a day safari in Kruger Park. I had never heard of them before my trip, but am really glad we took the time to visit them. They are really interesting & unlike anything I've seen before. You are able to climb around all the potholes & there a couple of bridges which you can walk over for spectacular views. There are also lots of market stalls selling crafts & picnic benches outside, so a great place to stop for a break.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank lrnnnn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norfolk, UK
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“What an amazing place!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We came here before heading to Kruger. It was an amazing place. The entrance fee was R25 per person plus R5 for a car, but it was worth it. The place was just beautiful, with rocks carved out by two rivers. There are bridges so you can really look down into the holes and crevices, and it was a wonderful walk around. There is also come kind of education centre and a lichen trail, but we didn't explore these. There is a kiosk which sells drinks (and maybe snacks) and a lot of stalls of local people selling crafts. There is a family of vervet monkeys here, so it was nice to watch them playing and grooming each other.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank SamB77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
5,665 reviews
3,674 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12,134 helpful votes
“Panorama Route - third stop out of Graskop”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We recently spent time on the Panorama Route, having made this drive several times during past trips to South Africa. While local fires were laying a heavy layer of haze over the region, serving to hinder views in the area on the day of our drive, we found the stop at Bourke's Luck Potholes (Entrance R25 per person, R5 per vehicle) just fine.

Instead of skyward views, this stop is to see the unique geological formations known as the Bourke's Luck Potholes, which are interesting to look at. There are some hiking trails at this stop as well as a little museum/information centre. Plenty of picnic tables and a kiosk for food and drink can be found here, making this a good stop along the Panorama Route, regardless of the sky and viewing conditions.

Bourke's Luck Potholes is 28 km north of Graskop and 15 km south of the Three Roundavels viewpoint, along the R532 road.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank BradJill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bourkes' Luck Potholes also viewed

Mpumalanga, South Africa
 
Graskop, Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga, South Africa
 

Been to Bourkes' Luck Potholes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing