• Bitten by the whale watching bug Bitten by the whale watching bug We don’t realise how lucky we are in South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, to have the mightiest of the marine mammals visit our coastline between every year ...
  • The Whale Trail The Whale Trail The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps comparable with ...
  • 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa Combine your trip to South Africa with a relaxing, revitalising visit to a health spa and experience Africa at it's finest. Our favourite 10 Pamper-Perfect Spas in South Africa are ...
  • Locals share their favourite getaways Locals share their favourite getaways We ask 30 local South Africans to share their favourite holiday destinations and getaways with us. From the more popular destinations like Knysna and the Kruger Park to ...
  • The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip hike The Oude Skip walk shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandudno ...
  • 10 Amazing Game Lodges 10 Amazing Game Lodges South Africa is world renowned for her game reserves and wildlife. The lodges which allow us to experience these in luxury are no less awe inspiring. Our favourites are ...
  • 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town 101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for the school holidays, the words "I’m bored" inevitably cross their lips. Our "101 things to do with kids in Cape Town" will ...
  • "World's most beautiful Cities" "World's most beautiful Cities" Open space makes Cape Town special. Renowned English sea navigator Sir Francis Drake once referred to Cape Town as the fairest cape in the world. The city houses the ...

Find Accommodation in South Africa
Subscribe to our Feed
Posted on: Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Photo of Bourkes Luck Potholes

Send to Kindle

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)

blog-potholes

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.

The SA-Venues.com Team

About 

Photographs, posts and articles filed under "The SA-Venues.com Team" are either very old articles (this blog has been going since 2005!), are a combined effort or have been submitted to us by a third party, the name of which is/should be displayed in or below the actual article. Special offers and general event posts are also found here as they are generally a team effort.

Related Posts:

What Others are Saying

1 comment about Photo of Bourkes Luck Potholes
  1. October 14th, 2011 at 09:15
    Mojalefa says:

    I believe that people who have never been to the potholes,they don’t know what they are missing,that place it is a place to be,it is a place that frees your mind,you become one on one with nature,you’ll even forget about your problems..i love it