Mpumalanga – Blyde River, Berlin Falls, Bourkes Luck

Mpumalanga – Blyde River, Berlin Falls, Bourkes Luck

Besides the Kruger national Park a drive at the top of the escarpment will provide you with some of the most amazing landscapes in South Africa.

Just some of the notable landscapes and features are Bourke’s Luck Potholes at the junction of the Blyde River and Treur Rivers. The potholes up to 50 meters in depth were cause by the swirling effect of water over millions of years. There is a refreshment centre and then a 700 m walk taking you to and over the potholes.

Further downstream is the Berlin Falls of 80 meters in height. This is only one of several falls on the route.

Upstream Blyde River takes you north past Gods Window with views of the Lowveld, 900 meters below and then on to Blyde River Canyon with views of the river 800 meters below and the dolomite ‘Three Rondavels’. The views are simply majestic.

Heading north takes you through the scenic Strydom Tunnel and then snaking down in the direction of Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa. Both these points give one access to the Kruger national Park and Private Reserves.