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The Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Destination Details

  • Destination:
    The Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Distance from Destiny Country Lodge:
  • Average traveling time from Destiny Country Lodge:
    1 hour 40 minutes by car
  • View Map:

The Bourke's Luck Potholes is one of Mpumalanga's natural wonders that should not be missed, with bridges crossing over the 'potholes' providing excellent views of the gorge below.

The Potholes form part of The Panorama Route, and can be visited as a day trip from Destiny Country Lodge, with a number of fascinating attractions en route!


The Potholes are open daily during day hours and is a well-known icon in the area. The unique cylindrical shapes and sculptures of rock find in the gorge are due to extensive water erosion from many years of swirling water eddies at the point where the Treur River and the Blyde River meet. Frommer's '500 places to take your kids before they grow up' recommends this as a great family outing. So don't forget to take your kids to see this amazing geological wonder!


Destiny Country Lodge is situated just outside of White River, Mpumalanga.

The lodge is 5 minutes from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) and offers shuttle services to and from the airport.

Direct flights are available between KMIA and Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo airport & Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban, Zambia (Livingstone), Polokwane (Polokwane International Airport), allowing for convenient transfers. When traveling to the Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga, Destiny Country Lodge can be used as your base while exploring the Kruger National Park (40 minutes to Numbi Gate) as well as Nelspruit, Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Barberton, Hazyview, God’s Window, The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, The Blyde River Canyon and various cultural villages.



32 Airport Road (R538),
Plaston, White River, Mpumalanga
South Africa
Reservations: +27 (011) 100 4436
Lodge: +27 (0)13 751 6600
Manager: +27 (0)83 467 6400