The Bourke's Luck Potholes is located in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, South Africa. The unique geological feature can be seen at the point where the Blyde River and Treur River meet. The waters form eddies that swirl against the sandstone bedrock. The natural weathering over centuries has resulted in the creation of large potholes that are connected by natural tubes and tunnels.
Named after a gold prospector, Jason Bourke, the potholes can be viewed from the bridges and viewing decks. As visitors move about they will find that the color and shape of the holes are quite special and dependent on the amount soil in that part of the water.
There is an interesting geological museum nearby and several trails that can be explored.Places nearby:
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