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First time in SA

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:45 pm
by jjw

I am coming to SA for the first time (with my wife) and we would like to do some sport climbing ay Waterval Boven. I can get up a French 6b on a good day and the missus is a novice. Would you be kind enough to recommend a good sector for this level? We will have a car. Could you also confirm the malaria situation for the area as I have found different opinions on the web. If you want to know, ask a climber!

Any other good advice or tips would be very welcome, I'll buy you a beer or 6 if I get to meet you out there....

dank u wel/thanks

Jon Wilkinson-Lockyer

Ps I am not upper class with the double name-its a long story!

First time in SA

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:55 pm
by Jay
Hi there

I come from that region- dont worry about malaria at Boven. Maybe take medication if you want to visit a game reserve in lower lying areas (Kruger National Park, Sabie Sands etc) but the risk is low because it is winter.

What dates are you looking to be there?

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:04 pm
Thanks for answering- will be in Jo'burg-from 10th August-not staying escept to hire car and head to Kruger and maybe Botswana,probably be in waterval after 20th August.

I will bring the anti-malarials along anyway!

cant wait! First time in Africa and Waterval looks amazing!

Thanks again.

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