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Caving in South Africa

Postby johnf93 » Jul 30, 2015 1:53 pm

Does anyone have any experience with South African caves, or know of any local grottos to Cape Town, South Africa? Thanks! John
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Re: Caving in South Africa

Postby captnemo » Jul 30, 2015 3:27 pm

Afraid I haven't been in any caves near Capetown - Your best bet is probably to take a look here http://www.sec-caving.co.za/p/about-us.html for contacts
While there's plenty of limestone around Cape Town I've only heard of smaller caves there, the more famous area is about 400km away where Cango Caves are located, North of Port Elizabeth.
There's also lots of caves near Johannesburg, It's a 30 minute drive to Sterkfontein, a world heritage site because of the archeological finds there and there's quite a few caves nearby.
You can go here https://captnemo.smugmug.com/search#q=Africa+cave&i=0
To see some pics from a MotherLode Grotto trip I led to visit some caves in Botswana and a couple in South Africa. Unfortunately We didn't reach Gcwihaba, though my parents sent me some pictures from a later trip where they visited it https://captnemo.smugmug.com/Places/Bot ... -BVJWCgM/A
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Re: Caving in South Africa

Postby johnf93 » Aug 5, 2015 4:17 pm

Thanks for the info! Unfortunately, I will be in Johannesburg for only one day. Looks like your grotto had a great time there!
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Re: Caving in South Africa

Postby Caving Guru » Aug 5, 2015 7:01 pm

The Cape Peninsula Speleological Society is based in Cape Town:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/capecavers/
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