The uncrowned king!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Swimming 2


It is so refreshing to swim, especially after work in evening.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Barbique Time

It is so wounderful to sit around the fire, chat and have food.

Elephant Park 3

Elephant Park 2 –

Elephant Park 1

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bay Watch 1


It is more difficult than what it looks!! and to make it worse, less oxygen in environment.

Devil’s Chimney

Coming out from Devil’s Chimney, It is named as it looks like a chimney and originate from the chamber called Devil’s Kitchen. It was frightening as well as exiting to explore it.

Cango One- unexpected dead end

The mystery of the unexpected dead end of Cango One was cleared up in 1956, when the Spelaeological Society surveyed the caves. They noted that when the atmospheric pressure outside dropped, air flowed into the caves and when atmospheric pressure mounted, air flowed into the caves. This proved that there was a continuation of the cave sequence. In 1972, three professional cave guides broke through to a breathtaking fairyland, a 270-metre extension of the sequence, Congo Two. In 1975, another extension of about 1600 metres, was discovered and named Congo Three.

Cango Caves

Cango Caves – small chambers

A steep ladder leads up to a small hole, high on the wall. This marks the start of a circular trip where one has to crawl on hands and knees in order to reach some fine small chambers beyond.

Cango Caves – an Underground Wonderland-Jacob’s ladder

At the halfway point of the tour through the cave it becomes low enough in places to require stooping. Here visitors are given the option to return to the entrance unaccompanied at their own pace. For the more intrepid tourist the route continues via Jacob’s ladder - a long flight of stairs across a boulder chamber, and on to a further series of smaller, though no less beautiful, caverns

"Completed Column" Congo Cave

From the main hall the route leads through a long series of chambers which slowly decrease in size as one proceeds further into Cango One. These are continuously decorated with some awe-inspiring formations. Of particular note is the "Completed Column" in the second chamber, which is about 0.5 metre in diameter and rises 125 metres from floor to ceiling in the centre of the chamber.

Cango Caves – an Underground Wonderland Van Zyl’s hall

There are innumerable dripstone formations in the main chambers and ante – chambers. The first great chamber is called Van Zyl’s hall, after its discoverer. This mammoth chamber contains not only a variety of dripstone formations like Cleopatra’s Needle (9 metres high and at least 150 000 years old), but also a beautiful dark gray roof, which is smoothly sculptured into hollows and pendants, contrasts strongly with the yellow of the softer limestone witch forms the walls.

Cango Caves – an Underground Wonderland 2

Thousands of years ago, an intrepid tribe of KhoiSan people wandered trough the arid plains of the Klein Karoo region, taking shelter in a large cave entrance. Many centuries later, in 1780, a colonial farmer named Van Zyl, dared to venture past the cave entrance, lowering himself into the unknown darkness. From the muffled echo of his uneasy voice he sensed a cavern of breathtaking proportions, and by the dim light of a burning torch saw glistening shapes that hinted at the subterranean wonderland.
He was indeed lowering himself 10 m into the first great hall, which is about 98 m long, 49 m wide and 15 m high. So began the human history of one of the greatest treasure chests of nature. From every nook and cranny glimmer stalactites (hanging columns), stalagmites (which grow upward) and helictites (which grow in all directions). Illuminated with electric light since 1929

Cango Caves – an Underground Wonderland 1

Cango Caves – an Underground Wonderland
The Cango caves 26 km north of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, is one of the great wonders of the world.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Jacques Kallis benefit match

The first Jacques Kallis benefit match ended in an exciting finish at Newlands on Friday night (16-Oct-2005).
Despite a century from Salman Butt and some big hitting from Lance Klusener, cool heads in the fielding team prevailed and Andrew Hall was particularly composed in a final spell of four overs, dismissing both of these batsmen and Mohammad Sami to seal the match

Brian Lara

Brian Lara then consolidated with a partnership of 79 before the West Indian miscued a drive off Makhaya Ntini.


Jonty Rhodes

the surprise package was Jonty Rhodes, who was given an extended spell to go ...

Jonty Rhodes was very friendly and also commented that he likes Bangalore.

Allan Donald - Fastest of Fast

After being greeted by a rousing cheer, Allan Donald made regular breakthruough.

Allan Donald - Fastest of Fast

Jonty Rhodes

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Wine is bottled poetry!!!

"What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile."

My Favourite “Shiraz” Red Wine !!!

My Bed Room

Monday, October 03, 2005

Tent House

In cederburg we stayed in these tents , they are quite easy to assemble and pack.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Bushmen’s painting (almost 2000 years old)

The san (Bushmen) did the rock painting. These hunter gatherers began painting on the walls of rock shelters in Western Cape at least 5000 years ago.


“Fez” The Down Town Pub of Cape town.