Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves

I last went to the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn probably when I was a kid of about 15. I also never did the adventure trail up the tight crevices and crawling on your tummy. All this was to change with our Sling and Savannah trip to the Cape.

The Cango Caves are at Oudtshoorn, a short flight from the coast at Mossel Bay or George. Flying the route the George Air Traffic Controller reported an "Incident" saying that I infringed on his TMA airspace flying a tad above his 3000ft limit. My planning software says the limit was 4500ft at that spot, so will deal with it.

Anyways Oudtshoorn was awesome, we stayed at a great guesthouse within walking distance of the restaurants and took a taxi-tour to the Caves, about 30kms up the valley from the town.

The flight over the mountains, was also incredible and the next day we continued our journey between the valleys of the Klein Karroo and Karroo to Steytlerville... see story to follow.

Arriving at Oudtshoorn airfield

The entrance to the caves

Guesthouse Terra Blanche in Oudtshoorn

An evening on the town

I saw an ostrich first!

In the caves - 3kms of tunnels


Over the mountains - again

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