Sunday, 2 September 2018

Septemeber Caving with SEC Caving club at Climbers Cave

For this month's monthly caving trip, the club will visit Climbers cave.
Visitors Welcome!
Al thought the cave is visitor friendly, it also lives up to its name,
So expects lots of climbs, and lost of fun!

Visitors can get day membership for R100.
Just let me know if you are coming, what gear you need (Hard hat or light)
My number is 0784234261

Braai afterwards, so bring meat and something to drink.

Meeting 9 o Clock at corner of N14 and R500 towards Venters Dorp

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 31 August 2018

SEC AGM 2018

Hi everyone,

The SEC AGM will be on the 13th of October at 15:00 at John and Selena's house.

The agenda is below.

Please let Dave Ingold know if you are attending. (

If you're not attending, please complete the proxy and send it to Dave.
SEC AGM 2018 Proxy

Suggested agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Speleological Exploration Club, 3.00p.m. Saturday, 13th  October, 2018 at Selena and John Dickie’s house.

Should you require any additional topics included in this agenda that may not fit into item 10 please contact Dave Ingold on 011 908 1890, 083 283 8849 or as soon as possible.

1.    Welcome to those present, list apologies and proxies.
2.    Minutes of last year’s AGM.
3.    Chairman’s report for 2017/2018.
4.    Treasurer’s report for 2017/2018.
5.    Auditor’s statement
6.    Stand-down of existing committee, election of temporary chairman.
7.    General issues:
  1. Membership additions and goodbyes, introductions.
  2. SASA, national body, other caving clubs, other interested bodies.
  3. GDARD and other possible legislation.
  4. Caves, trips, seminars and expeditions; 2018/2019 meet-list proposals.
  5. Equipment – status and requests.
  6. Administration: Website, YahooGroups, FaceBook, Bulletin and articles wanted, fees for the coming year, day membership, etc.
  7. End-of-Year party or social event.
  8. Election of office bearers for 2018/2019.
  9. Election of other members.
  10. Any Other Business.
  11. Meeting close.

Please advise me or any Committee member if you will be attending or not to aid catering etc. If you are a member PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND – it is YOUR club and we need YOUR input! Contact any of the committee if you need an address or directions. Please bring your own meat and drinks – braai, salads and bread will be available after the AGM.

Dave Ingold
Honorary Secretary.
27th August, 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Jaws Cave - Sunday 8 July

The monthly caving trip, Sunday 8 July is at Jaws. It is a dig at an interesting blowing hole so all help will be appreciated. Bring a dust mask and goggles and your great attitude! 
Meet 9am at the farm gate just outside Carltonville. For more information contact John 0739858068

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Stinkhole - 30 June

Hello everyone,

We're organising a trip to Stinkhole. Some of us will be surveying the cave, whilst others are doing a trip through the cave, possibly with some digging as well.

The cave has a short abseil of about 15 meters, then a number of muddy climbs down into the lowest levels where the pretty things are.

Meet at the cave at 9. Possible braai after the trip.

If you want to join the trip, let John know. 073 985 8068.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Nico's II - 10 June

Hello everyone,

SEC is going to Nico's II, Sunday, 10 June.

This is a members only trip.

Meet at Oaktree Garage at 08:30.

Expect a long and dirty trip!

A high ground clearance car is needed to get to the cave, so if you don't have one, catch a lift from the garage.

Message Steven @ 072 298 9861 if you are planning on joining.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Friday Night Caving - Scrambler Cave 11 May 2018

This coming friday night 11 May  Sharron Reynolds is leading a trip to Scrambler Cave.

The Cave is semi-friendly to visitors, because it involves a lot of climbing.
So if heights is not your thing, or you are not comfortable with climbing, maybe sit this one out.

Sharron is limiting the group size to 10 because it is already late in the season, and we need to be sensitive to the bats that will start hibernating there for the winter.

If you want to join, reserve your spot with Sharron asap.
You can contact her on 082 553 5258
Meeting 7pm at Oak tree garage

Upcoming Caving trip to Nick's Cave

Club Caving Trip to "Nick's Cave"
For our usual 2nd Sunday of every month caving trip this month (13 May)
We will be going to Nick's Cave, or as it is was originally named: David's Cave.

The Cave has an extension, discovered many years ago, but the path leading to the extension is not known anymore, and we will yet again attempt to rediscover this extension with this trip.

The caving trip is open to visitors, BUT the entrance is a vertical pitch of more or less 10m.
We will set up a ladder with a belay for cavers that is not SRT proficient, Or otherwise, you can just abseil down if you have the necessary skills for that.
If you are a  joining us, please notify me if you want to join and if you need any equipment eg. helmet and or light.  (Gerrie Pretorius 0784234261)

The cave can be dusty, so a dust mask or buff is recommended.

The cave is situated near Koster, and we will be meeting at the Total Garage as you enter Koster on the left at 9am.
As usual, we will not be waiting for latecomers, so don't be late.

For directions and exact location for meeting place, check out this map: