Thursday, 5 March 2020

21 and 22 March 2020 – Rescue Meet

The Speleological Exploration Club would like to invite you to a cave rescue weekend on the 21 st and 22nd of March at Hoogland Health Hydro, west of Pretoria.

SEC has held a number of cave rescue weekends in the past and would like to involve other
organizations to foster better intergroup rescue skills if these are ever required.

The following topics will be covered on the weekend:
• Rescue equipment
• Patient packaging
• Non-technical cave rescue
• Rope rigging for rescue
• Organizing a rescue
• A mock callout for a cave rescue

Camping facilities with ablutions are available at Hoogland, and have been kindly offered to us free of charge. For those who do not want to camp, other accommodation is available, but you will need to book this yourself:

For further information, please email me at

RSVP by the 13th of March to above email address.

Kind regards,

Steven Tucker

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Wonderfontein - 12 January

This Sunday's club trip is to Wonderfontein.

Meet 9am at garage on R500 just north of Carltonville (opp silos). 

Bring flotation  devices (pool noodles) as swimming is involved. 

High clearance vehicle needed to get to cave or catch a lift at the garage.

Suitable for visitors.

We will be caving for 2 - 3 and will braai afterwards

hours. Rsvp John 073 985 8068

Thursday, 2 January 2020

SEC Meet list for 2020

A trip is done once a month, on the second Sunday of the month. Extra trips are done on an ad-hoc basis and a few long-weekend trips to other provinces and countries are also organized throughout the year.

  • 12 Jan: Wonderfontein - John Dickie

  • 9 Feb: Scrambler Cave - Gerrie Pretorius

  • 21 - 22 Mar: Cave Rescue weekend - Selena Dickie

  • 4 Apr: Apocalypse - John Dickie

  • 10 May: NH3 - Steven Tucker

      Please note: These are proposed dates – please see Facebook, WhatsApp or emails for final destinations or contact the meet leader closer to the time. Additional caving trips will also be notified via these avenues.

      Contact the meet leader to arrange to join a trip or find out more info on a trip.

      Friday, 22 November 2019

      Yom Tov Caving Trip 8th of December 2019 at 09:00

      Hi All,

      We will be doing a Yom Tov caving trip on the 8th of December 2019. We are meeting up at the Oak Tree garage (-26.035838 27.738168) at 09:00. We will be going to Bush Wackers afterwards for some socializing. The trip is open to new cavers. Check out this link if you are a new caver:

      Please let me know if you can make it. You can reach me on 071 708 1464.

      P.S. Expect to get wet and dirty!

      Monday, 4 November 2019

      Sommerville - 10 November @ 09:00

      Morning everyone,

      Sunday's trip is to Sommerville, located on the same property as Skilpad & NH3. Expecting some bolting and SRT inside the cave to get to the cave's known end.

      Meet at 09:00 at -26.198056° & 27.164694°.

      Let me know if you are attended.

      Braai afterwards and bring R50 each.


      072 298 9861

      Thursday, 12 September 2019

      SEC AGM 26th of October

      Hello everyone,

      The SEC AGM will be held on the 26th of October at John & Selena's house.
      64 Patton Place, Tedderfield, Johannesburg 

      From 12:00, there will be rescue related activities and training. Bring helmets and SRT kit.

      The AGM will start at 15:00. If you cannot make it, please complete  a proxy form and send it back to me or hand it to any committee member.
      Links to the Agenda and Proxy can be found below:

      After the AGM, there will be a social and a braai. Bring you own meat and drinks.

      Please RSVP so we can cater appropriately.



      Monday, 3 June 2019

      SEC June Caving trip - Bolts Cave

      SEC June Caving trip - Bolts Cave

      We are visiting Bolts cave this month.
      rumour has it that there is a fairly difficult climb down.
      so visitors welcome, but maybe not first time visitors, unless you are very confident of your climbing abilities and you can convince me of it.
      or if you dont like scary climbs, maybe give this one a skip.

      No braai afterwards, but we might pop in at Bushwackers afterwards.

      Limited numbers allowed.
      Let me know if you want to join, and I will let you know the time and place where we are meeting,
      so we wont get any surprise cavers rocking up.

      My number is 078423 4261

      Kind regards,