Bourke's Luck Potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes, were named after prospector Tom Bourke who discovered alluvial gold in the are during the late 1880's Their formation is a natural phenomenon created by the swirling river water. They are found at the source of the third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River canyon in Mpumalanga.

Located approximately 35 km north of the town of Graskop, the site has grown in popularity as one of the province's best tourist destinations. The potholes which lie at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde rivers, were formed millions of years ago by the swirling of sand and pebbles, which resulted in the carving of the potholes into the underlying riverbed.

The site is managed by the Mpumalanga Parks Board and a nominal entrance fee applies. A 700 m long circular path, with a number of pedestrian bridges over the river direct visitors towards the best vantage points. Bourke's Luck Potholes also feature an interesting and informative visitors centre, which sheds light on the natural history of the region, as well as providing an introduction to the early inhabitants of the region, the San. Also featured at the centre are a series of fauna and flora displays. For more information, contact the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency at (013) 759 5300 or send an email to info@mtpa.co.za.

Accommodation Near Bourke's Luck Potholes

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

umVangati House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

16.3km North of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Tucked away in the heart of the Blyde River Canyon, one of South Africa's most glorious scenic destinations, umVangati House is sure to restore your sense of peace from the moment you check in

Sleeps: 26 in 8 units/rooms

Amafu Forest Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hoedspruit District

17.0km North of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Amafu Forest Lodge is a dream location in the spectacular Blyde River Canyon area. The sheer krantzes of these mountains act as a backdrop to our five spacious, private units and two luxurious, intimate tented camps...

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Sleeps: 18 in 6 units/rooms

Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

18.1km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Our luxury self catering chalets, have their own gardens with barbeque facilities and secure undercover parking. Each fully equipped chalet includes either one or two bedrooms, a lounge with fireplace and satellite television to get our local ...

Lisbon Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

20.0km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

We have 3 luxury 6-sleeper chalets consisting of two spacious bedrooms each. The chalets are complete with a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with a double bunker bed. In addition, we have a 2-sleeper miner's cottage

Flycatcher Castle

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Graskop

25.2km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Currently there are five suites which are all individually decorated in styles of end of the 19th century composer's such as Strauss in frivolous pink, Gounod in striking Art Deco and Mozart in red velvet and gilded wallpaper.

Summit Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Graskop

25.6km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

We guarantee that our level of service and facilities are equal to that of a standard South African Three Star establishment. We offer 13 en-suite garden rondavels, 2 wooden cabins, and 2 large family units plus a pub, restaurant & back packers.

Sleeps: 6

Linga Longa Country Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.8km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Linga Longa offers either a bed and breakfast option, or a self catering option. The house has two double bedrooms, one bedroom with two single bunk beds, ONE and a half bathrooms, a lounge with a fire hearth and fully equipped kitchen. Relax on a...

Sleeps: 22 in 8 units/rooms

Blyde Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.9km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Located in central Graskop, Blyde Chalets offers one an ideal location from which to explore the tranquil town of Graskop, as well as a base station from which to explore the scenic wonders of the region.

Sleeps: 51 in 16 units/rooms

Log Cabin & Settlers Village

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

25.9km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

All chalets have daily servicing; outdoor verandah and barbeque area, fridge, stove, microwave, TV, cutlery and crockery, heating and parking we also have general office facilities and a laundry service.

Sleeps: 98 in 39 units/rooms

Mogodi Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Graskop

27.1km South East of Bourke's Luck Potholes

Superbly situated just fifty metres from the Graskop Gorge Falls with a magnificent view over the Mpumalanga Lowveld. An ideal location for guests to enjoy the abundant natural beauty.