Blyde River Canyon and surrounds – Bourke’s Luck Potholes
About the Birding
The site is situated on Afromontane grasslands similar to the area at the Three Rondavels lookout point. Typical bird encounters will include the Wing-snapping, Wailing and Zitting Cisticolas, Yellow- throated Longclaw, Cape and African Wagtails, Buff-streaked and Familiar Chats, Stonechat, Drakensberg Prinia, and both the Southern Red and Yellow bishops. The area is best visited during summer when bird activity is at its highest, especially in the grasslands surrounding the site.
About the Birding Site
The majority of birders actively plan birding trips to areas where they can either see a large number of birds in a short space of time or around rarities/localized species that would not easily be seen elsewhere. The Kruger to Canyons Birding Route offers both these highlights and a captivating wildlife experience to visiting birders.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
God’s Window is well worth visiting for an hour or two but can be extremely busy during the weekends. It is advisable to come on a weekday or to visit early in the morning. There are some stepped paths laid out that lead through the forest and past the various viewpoints.
Access to the Bourke’s Luck Potholes is from the R532. Drive up to the entry gate (an entrance fee is payable) and a parking area is located just beyond.