Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 3
 [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: TMNP: Silvermine Caves
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:46 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
I have tried reading up on the Silvermine Caves but have found very little. Have all of them been fully explored and either than Devil's pit are any fenced off?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:55 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
It is about 35 years and kilos ago that I squoze through some of those caves.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:54 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi Bush Baptist

The last time a went through those caves was a few years back when went through Boomslang Cave.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:17 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Boomslang, Devil's Pit and White Dome are the ones I went into.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:45 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi Bush Baptist

Is Devil's pit the cave with the 20ft drop?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:28 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Yes NL, it had a 'fence' around the drop and the opening in the ground was some way away and you had to slide inder a rock to get into the pit. Just after descending through the ground, one came to the 'free drinks saloon', a small pool of sweet water!

Not bad memory for 35 years ago hey.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:26 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi Bush Baptist

Sharp as a knife.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:58 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Now, it I could just remember what I had for supper last night.....

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:13 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:22 pm
Posts: 91
Location: Lowveld - Near Kruger!
BB... just to refresh your memory... the "f" is just below and to the left of the "t". :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:39 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Dankie Boet - thanks brother!

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:02 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi Bush Baptist

Is Boomslang the longest of the silvermine caves or am I mistaken?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:23 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Boomslang was the one we always went into because it ran from one side of the mountain to the other. It was the longest I went into. White dome and devil's pit were smaller and you went in and out the same way.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:03 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi BB
Once when we went through Boomslang Cave a while back. My torch broke.....not a nice experience: not only was it pitch black but I also fell into every stream in the cave. It was quite an experience.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:21 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9642
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Looks like you and I are the only forumites to have been in the caves, NL.

I always went with quite a group of people, so we had enough torches, but the water in Boomslang often gave us a problem. Also your mother was not impressed with the dirt on your clothes when you got home, but sometimes we swam in the tidal pool before going home.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:32 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 388
Location: capetown
Hi BB

Sorry for not replying for so long, 2 weeks ago we got ADSL and there was a whole drama with the modem but thats another story

Anyway, I agree I love caving but I would never even think of going into the caves alone not only because of safety reasons but because I dont fancy walking through there alone.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by fromfar at 07:16:04 Submitted by Mellory at 06:22:48 Submitted by Mellory at 06:19:13