Bourke's Luck Potholes
Popular geological attraction formed by water erosion, with walkways & bridges for visitors.
This natural water feature marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Through countless eons the swirling whirlpools which occur as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. The Potholes were…
Spectacular series of water-filled potholes and small dams and waterfalls, all surrounded by incredible rock formations. When I was last there, it was possible to swim in the top pool, but that was some time ago and this may now have been stopped.
“The view from here is spectacular! It's just a little bit further than the Bourke's Luck Potholes.”
“Another stop on the famed Panorama Route, God's Window provides breathtaking views from the top of the Drakensburg escarpment. ”
“The Panorama Route is another reason that you’re visiting my area! The 3rd biggest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon and Fish River Canyon! Look out for The Boskombuis on the right, or The Chubby Pug on the left if you’re looking for ice places to eat!”
“ Where the R534 rejoins the R532 road, you turn left (back towards Graskop) for 800 m and then right onto a gravel road. The falls is a further 2.2 km. At 92 m the Lisbon Falls is the highest waterfall in the area. Entrance Fee: R10/car, R20/minibus”