SHERRY CAVE 23/24 July 2011
Report & Photos courtesy of Irene Wisdom

Participants: Keith, Margaret, Max, Mark, Irene

Keith leading, we set off from Bushman’s Nek in lovely sunny weather in the reverse direction of the Giant’s Cup Trail, past “Twin Rocks” to Painters Cave where we had lunch. After breaking through the iced stream to collect our water to take to Sherry Cave, backpacks now nice and heavy, we had to trudge up the inevitable very steep hill. It was well worth it though as Sherry Cave (New) was stunning, lovely views and full afternoon sun until about 4.30pm – I sat sunning myself, drinking cappacino and watching the Cape Vultures – perfect! The only catastrophe of the whole weekend was Mark and I couldn’t find our sherry – brought specially for ‘Sherry Cave’. On our return we took the steep gully route toWhite Horse Cave and then Langalibalele Cave for a late teabreak before heading back to Bushman’s Nek.

Thanks to Keith for showing us another great Cave – will join Whytes as one of my favourites.

Irene Wisdom

The following photo set and comments supplied by Keith:

Having to break ice to get water near Painter's Cave (to carry to Sherry Cave)

A hard climb up - Margaret + Irene & Mark below - with 4kg of water I had 22kg on my back

The slightly awkward entry to Sherry Cave (New)

Sherry Cave

Still Sherry Cave - Try not to sleep-walk in this cave

A slightly precarious cave

View from cave of elephant climbing

Getting comfortable in the cave

Time to get up Max after a long nights sleep

Margaret - early morning ablution time - mind you don't slip

Sunrise from just outside the cave

Irene taking photos in White Horse Cave

Mark, Irene & Margaret at Langalibalele Cave

Close-up of Mark, Irene & Margaret at Langalibalele Cave