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 by a sequence of Karroo sediments in the east. Both geological units do not contain significant carbonate sequences” (by conjectur, do not contain any caves of interest). John Middleton and Tony Waltham is even more concise in their “The Underground Atlas” (1986, p. 182): “Swaziland. Of no speleological interest.” Atlas Great Caves of the World (Courbon et al., 1989) is even wors by not even mentioning Swaziland… This is the place we are going for three weeks of caving! 🙂

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