Photo of Bourkes Luck Potholes
More thanks for all the photographs – they keep coming and you can view selected photos at South Africa Photographs, July 2009. Just a note to anyone planning to submit photos – please remember that we need then to be BIG! Some people have submitted lovely photos that are too small. They need to be at least 800 pixels in width.
Here’s a fabulous photo received yesterday of the Bourkes’ Luck Potholes (for those who don’t know what they are see note below) …
The Potholes in Nelspruit – By and © Andrineth Makgatho (South Africa)
About the Potholes:
Bourkes Luck Potholes are a natural water feature found the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. The potholes were formed over countless eons, by the swirling whirlpools, which occur as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River which have caused waterborne sand and rock to grind these huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Bourke, who staked a claim nearby. The Potholes are located 35 km north of Graskop on the R532 road. The visitors centre in Graskop is the starting point of the 700m walk to the potholes.