Sunday, 5 May 2019

Skilpad Grot - 11 May

Hello everyone,

On the 11th of May SEC will visit Skilpad Grot. It is a beautiful cave that was discovered by the Potch Potholers in recent years and this will be the first time that SEC visits the cave.

Meet at 09:00 at Bovenste Oog (-26.198298, 27.164566)

Visitors are welcome to join, but overall numbers are limited. No SRT.
Let me know if you are joining and if you need gear.
The owner of the property has asked for R50 per person visiting the property.

Braai afterwards.

072 298 9861

Sunday, 7 April 2019

April Caving trip: Caving at Nick's Cave (Members Only)

SEC is returning to Nick's cave to continue exploration of the newly rediscovered section of the cave.

Paid up Members only, The cave has a lot of Guano and dust, so if you are not a regular caver, you stand a great chance of getting sick from this cave.

Please let Gerrie Pretorius know if you are joining ASAP as the farmer asked us to let him know the numbers.

Meeting at 10:00 at the Garage on your left as you enter Koster coming from Magaliesburg.

No braai, as this is far away, and there probably wont be time.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wonderfontein 13 January

Dear Members

We have our monthly club trip to Wonderfontein,Sunday 13 January, meet 9am at the garage on R500 just north of Carltonville.  Visitors welcome but please read our website for information on first time caving.

Please RSVP to John or Selena (

SEC Committee

Monday, 10 December 2018

Meet list for 2019

A provisional meet list has been planned for the first half of 2019:

  • 29 December to 6 January - Wolkberg Search for Caves - Steven Tucker
  • 13 January – Wonderfontein – John Dickie
  • 9 February  - Armageddon - John Dickie
  • 7-8 March - Dragon's Breath and Harasib - John Dickie
  • 10 March - TBD - Gerrie Pretorius
  • 14 April - Nick's Cave - Gerrie Pretorius
  • 12 May - Wolf Cave - Gerrie Pretorius
  • 9 June - Stinkhole
  • 14 July - Apocalypse
  • 11 August - Chaos Cave
  • 8 September - Nico's II Cave

Other plans include:

  • Further exploration and survey of Stinkhole
  • Possible bolting in Mutiny Alley in Armageddon
  • Digging in Scrambler Cave

As always, there will be more trips, and they will be communicated once arranged.

If you are interested in joining the search for caves, please send me an email at


Monday, 3 December 2018

Matlotleng Cave - 9 December

Hello everyone,

On Sunday there will be a trip to Matlotleng Cave. The cave contains a large open chamber, with a blowing hole to be assessed. The cave is perfect for first time cavers.
If it is you first trip, please read the following:

For the adventurous few, there is River Passage Cave, a cave opened up by the Potch Potholers, which is one of the most beautiful and pristine caves in the Cradle. This will be for members only.

Meet at 08:30 at the Cradle Food Market (near Oak Tree, but Oak Tree is being renovated).
26°01'22.6"S 27°43'22.7"E

If you intend to join the trip message Steven at 072 298 9861.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Wolkberg Search for Caves

Hello everyone,

Irene Kruger and I are planning on hiking in the southern part of the Wolkberg Serala Wilderness Area around the 30th of December to the 5th of  January.

The intent is to search for new and unexplored caves in remote areas. Specifically the area highlighted below:

Exact plans are still very flexible.

If you are in any way interested send me a message at 072 298 9861.


Steven Tucker

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Sunday 11 November Caving - Nicks Cave

We are going back to Nick's cave to explore the long lost section of the cave, that we found the entrance for recently. The cave is very dusty, so a dust mask or buff is recommended. The cave have a short SRT, that can also be done with a ladder. we have very limited spots open for visitors on this trip. First come first serve! Let me know if you want to join and any gear requirements Gerrie 0784234261