We had a very interesting trip to Wonder Cave on 27 February 2019. Wonder Cave is the third-largest chamber cave in South Africa, and is believed to be 2.2 billion years old. After a steep flight of stairs, we descended into the 60m-deep chamber by elevator, and were greeted with the fascinating sight of massive stalactite and stalagmite formations, 80% of which are still growing.
Wonder Cave was mined for lime for a brief period before the Anglo-Boer War, and the remnants of mining equipment can still be seen on the cave floor. Due to the recent rains, the cave was very humid, dripping fresh water from the stalactites into pools on the cave floor. The guides were very informative, and the trip was very beneficial to our learners. Click here for photos from the outing.