Bourke’s Luck Potholes to Pilgrim’s Rest via Vaalhoek Road

Vaalhoek Road, perhaps one of the most scenic gravel road routes in the region, is steeped in history. It takes the traveller from Bourke’s Luck Potholes to Pilgrim’s Rest and follows the Belvedere powerline.

Electricity was supplied via the Belvedere powerline to Pilgrim’s Rest and surrounding communities from 1911 to 1992, from a hydro-electric power station.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes is a popular tourist attraction situated on the Panorama Route (R532). The beginning of the Vaalhoek Road is signposted just opposite the entrance to the potholes.

The Vaalhoek Road also follows the course of the Blyde River, along which are several trout fishing spots and agricultural operations. The road ends at the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest, an ideal place to spend some time after your spectacular drive.



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