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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, South Africa
+27 13 753 3115
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2011

The panorama route around Blyde River Canyon is an excellent way to spend 1/2 a day to a full day in addition to Kruger National Park if you are visiting South Africa and spending time in the eastern part of the country. There are several...More

6  Thank BradJill
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This place is not so striking as the canyon view from the leopard trail but the visit is worthwhile with unique rock formation and small water falls.. but car parking fee is quite expensive, R40. Then you pay R20 per person for the entrance fee.

2  Thank wandering_dive_geek
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

What a sad day it was that we had to turn around after driving all the way to the potholes during our weekend away. R55 per person is ridiculous!! I refuse to pay R55 for my 4 year old to see the potholes. What am...More

Thank Zia J
Reviewed 2 May 2018

South Africa is still one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Please keep the place clean and stop throwing rubbish down the potholes.

Thank Elised1032
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We loved it here. We grateful for the wheelchair route especially. The climbing over the rocks was fun and we all enjoyed putting our feet in the water! Kids made wishes and this will always be a memorable trip. Parking is secure and bathrooms was...More

Thank Annelie_Rensburg
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Bourke's Luck Potholes is a must visit place. Beautiful scenery, with interesting rock formations and small waterfalls. You should spend there 1-2 hours.

Thank Yair K
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Bourkes potholes was named after a gold digger Tom Burke. These potholes are situated on R532 north of Graskop. Bourkes potholes is a natural water feature which marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. The countless swirling whirlpools which occurs as the Treur river...More

1  Thank SHDD
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The views of the falls are simply majestic. The water above the fall across the bridge is so clean and cool, you can actually put your feet in for a five-minute detox. I can't describe how beautiful this place is; it was my best scenery...More

Thank Felleng M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Althought the road to Bourkes' potholes isnt great, the sceneries and nature when you get there is worth it. The natural "potholes" is quite a sight, and the streams flowing through to the potholes are also just as good. Lots of opportunities for beautiful photos...More

Thank Gordz84
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nice views with some hiking trails. Bring swimming clothes, as there is pools where you can take a dip. Restaurant on the site. You can spend some time here and relax

Thank husky28
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Big area with lots of steps but well worth the haul up and down the hill. Spectacular and quite something to think its all because of a small pebble. Bridges are a great place to view from and the whole site is well maintained. Was...More

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It might be just some waterfalls and strange rock formations but the way the water find its way and how it erode the rocks is just amazing

Thank Pau F
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23 October 2018|
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Response from MiFour777 | Reviewed this property |
The official gate times are 07:00 to 17:00 which will allow for sunrise and sunset photo's in winter but not summer.
19 April 2017|
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Response from 916pamm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never answered this before. Not sure about the opening days but it should be. Probably not Christmas day. The walk is manageable for stroller.