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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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Kevin is heading up there this weekend, he'll be able to tell you/us.
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we're also heading to Tafelberg this weekend. would be good to know the water situation.
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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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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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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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Anyone been up Tafelberg recently? Is there water?
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Planning to go around 10 March, any one been there lately? Would like to know the water situation.
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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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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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Heading up to spout cave this weekend. Any chance that anyone has been there recently and knows the water situation?
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Anyone been up this past weekend and how was the water situation?
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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.

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Thanks
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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)?
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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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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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Anyone go to Tafelberg last weekend? If you did, what was the water situation?
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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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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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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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Taking the most awesome water you have ever tasted and putting it in plastic seems defeatist.
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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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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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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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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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Jarrett wrote: At least 25mm according to SA Weather Service data.
can you pls post the link to this?
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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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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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