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Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga

The moon-like formations that are the Bourke's Luck PotholesThe Bourke’s Luck Potholes are one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa. Situated at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers in the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, the meeting point of these rivers has, over hundreds of years, caused swirling eddies that have shaped these magnificent natural wonders.

The moon-like potholes are named after a gold digger in the area, Tom Bourke, who believed that they were home to a very rich source of gold. Their incredible colouring is the result of the soil in the river, that has painted the sandstone striking shades of white, yellow and brown.

There is a walkway atop the potholes, with bridges that offer great view of the potholes down below, making it possible for you to go home with that prize photograph of a prize south african attraction. There is also a museum at the potholes that has everything you need to know about the very interesting geological and mining history of the area.

Getting there: The potholes are approximately 35km north of Graskop on the R532.

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