Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga, South Africa ~ Roberta Eaton

Reblogged from Roberta Writes:

Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a natural water features that indicates the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. These swirling whirlpools have formed over centuries as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River causing waterborne sand and rock to grind large and cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes are named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby.  Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.

The photographs below are in the order they were taken during our exploration of this famous natural tourist attraction.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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7 Responses to Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga, South Africa ~ Roberta Eaton

  1. My eye was drawn to that sphinx-like figure in the first photo 🌞

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  2. scifihammy says:

    Couldn’t believe the title! – I’ve been there, and even took my Mum and Dad when they visited. 😀
    It’s a really unusual place. 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing this post, Sue.


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