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Drip Water Pot

December 1, 2019, 4:00 pm

As the year is drawing to a close, we decided to get one last Kalk Bay caving trip in before we go on holiday. I've been talking about abseiling into Drip Water Pot, so that is what we did today.

We started from Duignham Road around lunchtime, and made our way up Echo Valley to the Amphithe...

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Cape Point Sea Cave Geography Project

July 12, 2019, 4:00 pm

Grade 9 Geography Project Outing

Early morning over False Bay.

Tristan, Nic and Mikael joined Reece and I on our return trip to Puff Adder Cave. After our reconnaissance trip last week, we decided that this would be the best place to video their script as it is easy to get to, and allows...

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Cape Point Geo Project Recce

July 7, 2019, 4:00 pm
Image: Stack at Cape Point Lighthouse from Cape of Good Hope

Reece and I went looking for caves he could use for his geography project. The criteria were:

  • it should be a sea cave
  • you should be able to stand in or at the entrance
  • you should be able to take a video with commentry
  • the whole group should be able to get to it

Reece looking for a way ...

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Central Grotto - Onverwag - Silvermine

June 29, 2019, 4:00 pm
Image: Onverwag pano, cave entrance is the dark spot in the middle

Central Grotto - Onverwag

As I was home alone this weekend, I took the opportunity to look for Central Grotto.

Starting at the southern Silvermine parking lot, I headed for the path that leads from Muizenberg Cave up onto Kalk Bay Mountain. I expored various promising looking places before even...

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Oumatjie Cave - Plettenberg Bay

June 19, 2019, 1:14 pm

Oumatjie Cave, Plettenberg Bay

The conservation officers at the private Fynbos Reserve near Plettenberg Bay kindly allowed Anthony, Reece and I to park within their reserve and walk across to Oumatjie Cave on the coast line below.

The access path down the cliff, and the cave were as I remebered...

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