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About Bourkes Luck Potholes

Bourke's Luck Potholes are a natural phenomenon situated in the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga. Bourke's Luck Potholes budget travel highlights include hiking, scenic views and excellent photo opportunities.

Airports

Bourke's Luck Potholes airports include the following:
•KMIA Airport - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Birdlife

Bourke's Luck Potholes birdlife includes Taita Falcon, Blue Swallow, Cape Vulture, Black Stork, Peregrine Falcon, Cape Eagle Owl, Pel's Fishing Owl, Whitebacked Night Heron and African Finfoot.

Conservation

Most of Bourke's Luck Potholes conservation falls within the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, which is a protected area and home to a number of preservation and protection efforts.

Malaria

Bourke's Luck Potholes malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Doxycycline
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)

Money

Bourke's Luck Potholes money and banking info includes:
•Banks and ATMs can be found in the nearest towns
•The Kruger Park village also has an ATM and exchange facilities
•It is best to be prepared and bring South African Rands when you visit

Plants

Bourke's Luck Potholes plant life ranges from montane sour grassland on the high summits and plateau to sub-tropical rainforest in the upper reaches of the ravines and riparian forests on the banks of perennial rivers.

Safety Tips


•Do not attempt to hike or climb in the area if you have heart problems or other health issues
•There is very little crime in the region
•Just to be on the safe side, do not leave valuables lying in cars or hotels
•Listen to your guide at all times and follow safety procedures at all times
•Bourke's Luck Potholes is a malaria area so you will need to take medication

Travel Books

Bourke's Luck Potholes recommended travel books include:
•Kruger National Park Globetrotter Travel Pack by Dr. L.E.O. Braack
•Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Road Map by MapStudio
•Panoramic Journey Through Mpumalanga by Struik Publishing
•Wild Flower Guide: Mpumalanga & Northern Province by Jo Onderstall
•Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa by Norman Arlott, Phil Hockey, Ian Sinclair & Peter Hayman

Wildlife

Bourke's Luck Potholes wildlife includes a range of animals found within the viewpoint's region, including samango monkey, nocturnal greater and lesser bushbabies, chacma baboons and vervet monkeys, grey rhebuck, oribi, klipspringers and rock hyrax.

 

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