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Bourke's Luck Potholes

Afrikaans name: Bourke's Luck Maalkolke

Bourke's Luck Potholes

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Mpumalanga

The Bourke's Luck Potholes are one of the many attractions of the Blyde River Canyon.

The holes in the rocks have been formed by the eddies that have swirled round at the junction of the Treur and Blyde Rivers.

There are bridges built across the gorges which offer you a birds eye view of the potholes.

The name originates from a gold miner, Tom Bourke, who had a claim in the area. Bourke had speculated that there was gold to be found in the area but he did not find any.

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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