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.