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Gilead Cave - Plettenberg

July 31, 1998, 9:00 pm

31 July 1998 [pgs]

During the 1998 winter holidays, the Hitchcock Family, Stephan Moser, Joan Vlok and I spent a few days exploring the coastline around Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley.

Our highly scientific exploration technique involved choosing cave-like place names on a 1:50000 map, th...

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SASA meet, Helderberg

May 4, 1997, 9:00 pm

3 October 1995 [pgs]

party:Alan Butcher (Leader), Steve Craven, Daryll Holland, Anh, pgs, Ed Berry, new brothers ??, new guy

Danie Steyn was not waiting for us at the gate, so we started walking from the tea room at the Helderberg nature reserve at about 10h00. We followed the path to Porcupine...

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Kalk Bay botany trip

July 3, 1996, 9:00 pm

3 October 1995 [pgs]

party:Tim, ANH, JMV, pgs

We left Duignam road in search of ericas for Tim's botany project. He is from Oxford, and working on erica mycorrhiza at UCT. His requirement was:

  • enough cuttings from each of the species to grow 60 plants.
  • enough root material from 3 plants of...

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Prism Cave

December 29, 1995, 9:00 pm

29 Dec 1995 [pgs]

party:JMV, PGS

Joan and I climbed up to Spes Bona, and spent a while searching under the boulders near the entrance of the forest. In a number of places, we could get down to the stream level. Although much of the area looks cave like, we were crawling around in a boulder cho...

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Central Grotto

December 26, 1995, 9:00 pm

26 Dec 1995 [pgs]

party:JMV, PGS

Joan and I left Duignam road on a sweltering day, climbed the slope from the North Track, past Gold Pot onto the neck near Concha. We searched for Central Grotto for a while, and could not find it. I would use Concha as a startiong point next time.

I collecte...

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