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Caves and Caving in the Cape by Anthony Hitchcock Oread Halls is the third largest cave system on Kalk Bay Mountain. It can be found by walking up Echo Valley and bearing left, before you reach the Amphitheatre, along the path leading onto Cave Peak. The main entrance is a narrow slot about 3,5m deep with plenty of footholds to aid decent. The passage beyond the Skylight chamber is low and wide with a sandy floor and rocky breakdown in places. This passage is low (1m) and undulating with a small streamlet that has cut a furrow in the sandy floor. Give yourself about one to two hours to explore this cave.
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The magic button — Make Everything OK Caves and Caving in the Cape Peter Swart November 2001 Introduction The Cape Peninsula stretches from Table Bay in the north to Cape Point in the south, with the Fish Hoek Valley roughly halfway between. For the purposes of this article, the Southern Peninsula is considered as everything to the south of the Fish Hoek Valley. Although there is extensive karst development in the Table Mountain Sandstone of the Southern Peninsula, the area is not been well explored by cavers, and not many caves have been recorded. Most of the caves that have been described in this area are sea caves, and many are very difficult to get to, and are extremely dangerous, even when the sea is calm. Cave Names As most of the caves described in this report are not marked on any maps, many of the caves names have been made up for no other reason than to give the cave a name. Sea Caves Many of the caves in the Southern Part of the Cape Peninsula are active sea caves. Cave Descriptions Antonies Gat This is a high, narrow sea cave in Sandstone. Biota
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