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Spout Cave Water

Postby Hann » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:13 am

We are planning heading to Tafelberg middle March.

Does anybody know about the water situation at Spout Cave?

Although there was good rain in the Cedarberg during December, we're a little concerned.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Uwe » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:12 am

Kevin is heading up there this weekend, he'll be able to tell you/us.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby klimkop » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:14 am

we're also heading to Tafelberg this weekend. would be good to know the water situation.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Hann » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:36 pm

Those planning a trip to Tafelberg:

Reconsider.

Both the Spout drip and the Scout stream are bone dry.
Welbedacht stream is only so-so.

We were told the opposite shortly before, so I suspect a serious sandbag....

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Hann » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:41 pm

Not to even mention the fire raging between Krakadouw and Sneeukop.
It may have reached the platuae at the foot of Tafelberg by now.

Visiters have been warned to not even visit the Arch.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby BradCT » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:17 am

Hann wrote:Not to even mention the fire raging between Krakadouw and Sneeukop.


Yea, that fire looked REALLY bad! Any further news on that!? They get it contained!?
So sad to see that amount of smoke comming from the heart of the Berg!

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Hector » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Anyone been up Tafelberg recently? Is there water?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby henkg » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:58 am

Planning to go around 10 March, any one been there lately? Would like to know the water situation.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Q20 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:38 am

FYI: I was last there on weekend of the 19th Feb - Spout drip was dry....

There was still lots of water near Welwedagt, but thats a heavy carry.

After rains you may get lucky with water in the cistern on top or pools.
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Spout Cave Water

Postby Ray » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 am

Has anyone been to Spout cave in the past 1-2 weeks? Is the waterpoint on the Spout full at the moment, or is it necessary to carry up from below?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Ray » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:24 pm

Heading up to spout cave this weekend. Any chance that anyone has been there recently and knows the water situation?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Rastaman » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:53 pm

Anyone been up this past weekend and how was the water situation?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby SNORT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:06 pm

No water at the drip. There is some, but very little water on top. I would not risk it as there were a lot of people there over this last weekend.

Carry heavy dude

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Rastaman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:48 am

Thanks
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Rastaman » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:11 pm

Sorry to sound like a broke record but does anyone know the latest at Tafelberg?
Also if there ain't water at the spout drip then where is the closest water source (currently)?
Thanks

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Rastaman » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:45 pm

Bump

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:55 pm

I'm guessing that the answer is A) no, no one knows and B) it is highly unlikely as the Cape has had very little rain in the last few months. Nearest water will probably be somewhere near towards the bottom of Welbedacht Kloof.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:40 am

Anyone been to Tafelberg recently and know what the water situation at Spout Cave is?

Also, could the water infrastructure use an upgrade? I have a 25l water drum that I can take up when we go next week.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:06 am

Anyone go to Tafelberg last weekend? If you did, what was the water situation?
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby proze » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:12 am

Morning Nic. The drip wasn't dripping, but there was still a lot of water in the little pool. I think you guys will be fine this weekend.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 am

Thanks, that's good to know. Should I bother to take a 25l drum up to leave in the cave, or would that be frowned upon as littering?
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby proze » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:57 am

I guess the concern would be that if everyone just added their left-over water to a plastic drum when they left, it might get manky and stale pretty fast?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Xenomorph » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:15 am

Taking the most awesome water you have ever tasted and putting it in plastic seems defeatist.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby mokganjetsi » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:34 am

Hey Nic

As Proze said, there's no drip - just very slow seepage. The cistern was about 70% full when we left. I would not bank on enough water for a large group; if there's just a few of you, you should be fine.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Jarrett » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:01 pm

So if it doesn't rain much in the next while, the water situation up there would be even worse at the end of April. Is May usually a good time of year to go up there?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:56 pm

If it's rained then sure, otherwise the the nearest water is going to be below Welbedagtch (sp?) cave.

It will be COLD in May.
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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Jarrett » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:35 pm

Anyone been up there recently? I saw there was some rain the last week of March. At least 25mm according to SA Weather Service data.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby mokganjetsi » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:53 am

Jarrett wrote: At least 25mm according to SA Weather Service data.


can you pls post the link to this?

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby Jarrett » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:08 pm

mokganjetsi wrote:
Jarrett wrote: At least 25mm according to SA Weather Service data.


can you pls post the link to this?


http://www.weathersa.co.za/climate/historical-rain-maps

It's obviously not necessarily accurate, but this is the only online data I could find showing rainfall history in SA.

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Re: Spout Cave Water

Postby JohanW » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:40 pm

Jarrett wrote:
mokganjetsi wrote:
Jarrett wrote: At least 25mm according to SA Weather Service data.


can you pls post the link to this?


http://www.weathersa.co.za/climate/historical-rain-maps

It's obviously not necessarily accurate, but this is the only online data I could find showing rainfall history in SA.


This will give you a better idea of the water situation. Official monthly rainfall totals.
http://www.weathersa.co.za//media/data/ ... th_rai.pdf


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