Having just come from Jolulu Track, around the next corner we came upon these 3 caves which were less than 50 meters apart.
Boomslang Entrance, Latitude 34° 7'10.86"S, Longitude 18°26'21.92"E
The first cave was called White Dome Grotto. A large obvious hole on the edge of this rock wall.
This was not the cave we planned to explore, but the guys did pop their heads inside to have a look.
Then about 10 meters to the left of the above cave (White Dome Grotte), we passed the cave we were planning to explore (Boomslang Cave), just to have a quick look at the cave called Avernus (which was about another 20m to the right of Boomslang).
Hidden inside another stunning Yellowwood grove is the cave Avernus.
Soon the moment of glory came. In the middle of the two caves is a massive crater in the rock. This is where the entrance to Boomslang Cave is.
Looking back we saw the subburbs of Fishhoek.
Everyone got their candles and torches out and headed into the abyss of darkness.
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The most important thing to remember about this cave is to follow the direction of the breeze you feel on your face. Take it slow and you will soon know where to go.
The passages soon becomes narrower and you will find yourself to be bending down lower and lower all the time untill you are on your hands and knees. By this time you will be able to see 'the light at the end of the tunnel'.
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About an hour later, and pumped with adrenalin, we emerged from the exit point of the cave.
Boomslang Exit Point, Latitude 34° 7'7.27"S, Longitude 18°26'21.60"E
The exit point of the cave is approximately 150 meters from where the entrace. As soon as we reached the other side, it was a perfect time and spot to enjoy a snack and refuel for the next leg of our route.