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Poll:Do you prefer sleeping in caves or tents?

24 Aug 2011 17:38 #3794 by UnKnowN
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I've slept at the top of organs twice in a tent and havnt had a problem. Once we met with locals ontop and didn't have a problem. On the same trip, smugglers past us at the bottom of xeni cave, but they just kept going. Like intrepid said, just be aware of other people around and try get off the busy area, and don't pitch tents in view of the locals. Oh ya, also sleep with your boots around your neck ;-), incase you do get nailed you can still get down.

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10 Feb 2012 07:21 #53041 by intrepid
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We've had this poll before a few years back, but it was part of an older section of the site and can no longer be viewed or used. I think it would be fun to revive the topic/poll.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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21 Feb 2012 11:51 #53088 by intrepid
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So currently we have a 70/30 split in favour of the cave dwellers. Don't forget to add your vote if you haven't done so already.

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15 May 2012 09:23 #53875 by intrepid
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27 votes in and the ratio is two thirds in favour of caves. Let's hear it from all who haven't voted yet.

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15 May 2012 12:26 #53880 by Serious tribe
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Tent. Cleaner and can have it where i want it. However Roland's and UIC are on my list of caves i have to sleep in.

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15 May 2012 12:36 #53882 by Mattalica
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I thought about this for a few minutes to decide which one I'd tick. I've come to the conclusion that I can't because they both have many pro's and con's. In a few situations I could say a cave is better and in others I'd say a tent is better. It really boils down the area you are hiking in and many, many other factors. Since my revived interest in the berg I have sometimes chosen to crash in a cave and on other occasions in a tent and I think I have chosen wisely each time... tick both for me :)

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15 May 2012 12:56 #53884 by abdavies
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Caves all the way! As long as they are in good locations. Much easier than tenting and a much nicer atmosphere. Always carry a tent just in case though. Gxalingenwa in Cobham is my favourite cave, what are others favourites?

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18 May 2012 17:53 #53953 by Oneye
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Caves! The Drakensberg is the only mountain range I know that has caves everywhere.

When I first hiked in the Rockies, I stupidly asked, but where are the caves?

I love being in a cave when a storm is raging outside, and I can wile away the hours dry and out of the wind. Rathole excepted. I have been happily "trapped" in Bannerman, Lynx, Rolands and Mponjwane during multi-day storms.

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20 May 2012 18:02 #53956 by Bigsnake
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Ja,pros and cons for both.
Cons:
Draughtier and colder no doubt!
'Dirtier'







Pros:
More sociable,roomier more scenic.
Time-saver.
One is less insulated from nature.
Great for insomniac nights,check out stars etc.




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20 May 2012 19:06 #53957 by tiska
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that's one fine photo of Mponj Cave!
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