Bourke’s Luck Potholes are part of the Blyde River Canyon. You will have to forgive me for initially not being too excited about them, after all I drive daily on pothole filled roads in my daily commute to work. But these were different type of potholes, completely different!
The potholes are named after Tom Bourke who predict presence of gold at this very place, though he found none eventually. I wonder what an era it would have been when you could go around the place looking for gold!
The potholes have been created by the meeting of rivers Treur and Blyde. Sand and stones along with the water current create these potholes through grinding and see how awesome they look! This is where potholes should be and not on the roads that I commute through daily!
The Waterfall at the Bourke’s Potholes, Panorama Route, South Africa
There is a waterfall next to the potholes and to click this waterfall I went right to the edge of the sign that said- no access beyond this point. But I am not reckless, I knew I was not taking any unnecessary risks. There were other places on this waterfall where one could get the feet wet. It was the start of the winter in South Africa in May and even though the nights were cold, the days were bright and sunny. A perfect day to get my feet wet and I that is what I exactly did.
Bourke’s Potholes, Panaroma Route, South Africa
While walking to it I saw a sign that indicated there was an wheelchair accessible path as well. The place is quite scenic and many in my group wanted to spend the whole day there! Alas that was not to be, so we headed out to explore more of the Panorama Route in South Africa.
17 thoughts on “Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga, South Africa”
Its so beautiful!!! did you know that we have many such river potholes in India too? In fact, we visited one such site very near Mumbai and Pune.. the biggest difference lies in maintenance… as with all our other sites, the mess and lack of information and importance makes us unaware of such natural wonders. and you are so right. thats where potholes should be. not on our roads!
Beautiful. Have seen a few near Khajuraho where the riven Ken flows through Raneh
never heard of these river potholes…
Very beautiful, Mridula!
Wow great pics…Nature at its best…
Wonderful natural creation. Nice captures too.
Very Nice Pics. . .
The water looks inviting. Nice clicks BTW
thank you for sharing the creativity of nature dear Mridula .. I am just spell bound !! Amazing pictures !
fabulous.nobody can create what nature can.
Wow, thats awesome…
Great pics….I really like it.
Amazing photos. Thanks to the photographer also 🙂
wow……beauty of nature 🙂
Great pics… Thanks for sharing…
Amazing. Seen something similar in Hampi but certainly not so much fascinating!
Nature is an amazing architect!! Lovely pictures, love that first one, especially.