Cobham area hike

06 Jan 2021 14:14 - 06 Jan 2021 14:18 #76426 by Laurencal
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Hi everyone,

This weekend(7-9 January 2021) my family is going to say in the caves in the Cobham area and was wondering if any body had some advice or tips about the areas and the caves as we don't know the area.

We are staying in Nutcracker, Spectacle and Gxalingenwa Cave, are they all good caves and we are planning to hike from Cobham camp to Gxalingenwa Cave will we make it is we leave the camp at about 10 am.

Also will Spectacle Cave be able to sleep 4 people.

Thanks everyone.
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06 Jan 2021 14:43 #76427 by Serious tribe
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Hi Laurencal

Spectacle Cave will sleep 4 people as it rated to 12, we have slept 9 here, was squashed, 12 is optimistic, but 4 would be fine.

To reach Gx Cave would be fine in winter leaving at 10 but summer storms mean it would be better to leave between 7-8am. Depending on the fitness of your family and how quick they can hike you will get wet. There will be rain each day, and thunderstorms on the 9th from 11am-5pm or so, so the last day it would be better to be off any ridges.

I haven't slept in Nutcracker Cave.

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07 Jan 2021 05:26 #76428 by Laurencal
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Thank you Serious tribe,

Sadly we can't leave earlier because we can't leave before the curfew. But thank you for the advice.

Thank you for all the other information it will be very valuable to use on this hike.

Regards,
Laurencal

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07 Jan 2021 16:27 #76430 by Serious tribe
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Gx cave is also nice and big, a bit dusty if i recall, but that was a number of years ago. Would depend if there is recent straw been placed by previous hikers.

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12 Jan 2021 07:13 #76435 by intrepid
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Spectacle Cave has a sheltered spot on a raised shelf in a corner which sleeps 2-4 people. The spacious area of the cave is poorly sheltered but still works provided it isn't raining too hard and the wind isn't blowing from the wrong direction.

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

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