WHERE? 35 kms from Graskop, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
WHEN? Open Daily
Along with Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavelsare one of the major icons of the Mpumalanga Province. Both geological wonders are on the Panorama Route, a highly popular tourist drive to follow when exploring the province. Depending on which way you choose to drive along the 16 kilometres of the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels either starts or ends your journey.
The Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a sight to behold. Formed over millions of years, waterborne sand and rock created these enormous cylindrical “potholes”into the bedrock if the river. Exactly as they sound, theThree Rondavelsare three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials, called rondavels. They are sometimes also called the Three Sisters (although this confuses them with a similar threesome visible from the N1 in the Free State, lower down in the country).