The sport of caving is fast gaining in popularity as increasingly more people discover the excitement of exploring caves. Responsible caving involves learning about safety and how to reduce the detrimental effect cavers can have on caves.
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Adventure LifestylesMopani Region - Ba-Phalaborwa
Sure, you may want to visit the Limpopo's region. But you also have certain lifestyle preferences that you want to experience at Limpopo, Make adventure your lifestyle in Limpopo.
Adventurers in the province, will have a tale to tell about the magical ‘Land of the Silver Mists’. They will be able to explore the majestic Wolkberg Mountain Range, the Magoebaskloof valley and surrounding areas of the Limpopo province- The eden of Africa. To make sure you have the best adventure, the best sights to see and the best accommodation, make Limpopo your home.
Makapansgat ValleyCapricorn Region - Polokwane
The hills surrounding the valley are dotted with caves. Many of these are silting up or filled up long ago and are re-opened by local quarries in search of limestone.
During one such search during mining operations in the 1920s, a large number of fossil bones were blown out of a particularly large cave in the area. It was not fully investigated until 1947, when it was confirmed that there were remains of Australopithecus africanus or early man.
More info'sPotgietersrus,Polokwane, 0700
Wolkberg Cave SystemWaterberg Region - Mokopane
The Wolkberg Mountains have a number of interesting and beautiful dolomite caves. The best- known,Wolkberg Cave, rivals Cango for scenic splendour.
This cave system just outside Potgietersrus is more a cultural experience than a caving expedition. The caves provide a record of human development from the hominid Austrolopithecus africanus to stone age and iron age humans.
It also has great historical significance as it was here that the Boers besieged the people of the Langa and Kekani tribes, led by Chief Makopane, after whom the caves were named. The Arend Dieperink Museum runs tours to the caves but they must be booked at least a week in advance. At time of writing, the caves were closed for maintenance but were due to reopen towards the end of 2000.