About Johannes

Website: http://johanneslundberg.se
Johannes has written 22 articles so far, you can find them below.

Rhinos and hippos

7752097256_f8b98edc78_z Today we had the only real sightseeing-day of this three weeks long recon-trip. With some assistance by Swazi Trail (thanks Nikki and Darron!) we rent a car and went to Mkhaya Game Reserve. Manu was the hero of today, driving on the wrong side almost the whole way to Mkhaya, handling the police, and managed […] Continue reading →

Time to leave

7752096330_b4117117e4_z It’s about time to wrap up this expedition and leave Swaziland for this time. We had our last day in the cave yesterday, when we also spend some time on the surface together with Darron. We started by visiting the place where the river flows out after nearly 2kms underground. It’s a quite large river, […] Continue reading →

A thermal bath in Gobholo Cave?

7718910960_00324faa7f_z Yesterday Darron and I found a hot spring in Gobholo Cave. Or rather a warm trickle of thermal water in a small passage that is a continuation of a passage formed in a remarkebly clear weakness zone/fissure zone. Is this a mere coincidence or are the fissures so deep that they can transport thermal water […] Continue reading →

How long?

7699304536_342fec2949_z The distance Gobholo River flows underground, in a straight line and not taking the slope in account, is close to 1.7km. The 200 mapped meters of the cave does not include most of the known side passages. The innermost part is found 70m straight line from the entrance. With side passages that distance may hold […] Continue reading →

202 meters

7678659038_ff39cc0f2c_z 202 meters and 43 meters, that’s the latest official length and depth, respectively, of Gobholo Caves, dating from Sunday. The last four days we have not mapped more in the cave; on monday we went together with Sipho upstreams the cave to where the river flows underground. Not much time in the afternoon when we […] Continue reading →

No caving without brakes

7663517750_820a6898e0_z Todays plan was to go to the cave quite early (alright, around ten, not that early) to try to survey down to the river in the cave. We went away alright, however, the car we have been driven in the last few days had squeeky breaks, so somebody had a look at them and, no […] Continue reading →

Two days of surveying

7651668906_b6d68c7fce Sipho and Johannes surveying in Gobholo Cave, a photo from JohannesLundberg on Flickr. After two days of surveying Gobholo cave is 83 meter long and 24 meter deep. But this is only the beginning! I’m expecting it to be way longer, it is a formidable labyrinth of passages everywhere — the number of survey loops […] Continue reading →

Arrived in Swaziland

P7230046, a photo by JohannesLundberg on Flickr. The Expedition is now in Swaziland, after a long flight from Stockholm via Frankfurt (where we had a few hours sightseeing in the city, including beer and schnizel) to Johannesburg (with an Airbus A380) and then to Mbabane in shuttle bus, where we were met by Darron and […] Continue reading →

No caves in Swaziland?

If you go to Atlas of the Great Caves and the Karst of Africa (2nd ed., 2008), edited by Michael Laumanns and published as volume 30 in Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, and look up Swaziland (p. 403-404), all you get is “Crystalline basement rocks of Precambrian age underlie most of this small country. These are overlain […] Continue reading →

Flowstone in Gobholo Cave

ISV Caving 12th July (41)(s), a photo by Swazi Trails on Flickr. For the time being, I just want to point you to Swazi Trails’ photostream on Flickr. Continue reading →