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.
Caving in Capricorn Region
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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.
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