Stalagmites and Stalactites...

Bantimna

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I don't know how to spell the correct names but here are some pics.
We went to Swodwala Caves in Nelspruit ,Mpumalanga it was three years ago.
I came across the pics and thought I must share:

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This one was called the Big Colom
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One still growing
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The colom from the back
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On the left hand side of this was alot of bat poo, before the cave was cleaned.
 
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chickensioux

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I still remember from school how to remember which ones are from the ground and which ones from the ceiling. StalaGmites from the ground because it has the G and stalaCtites from the ceiling because it has the C and they are stuck "tight" to the ceiling. Silly, but I remember that.
 

Buff Hooligans

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I just call them cave things. Thanks for the pics Sibone - you live in such a fascinatingly gorgeous country.
 

raiderbabe239

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It is. Just you have to find the right locations, hopefully tomorrow I'll photograph my town.

i think ive asked you before, but i dont remember lol where in south africa do you live? my parents are hunters so 4 years ago my sisters and i got the privalege to go with them to south africa, i must say it is one of the most amazing places ive ever been! we flew into johannesburg and stayed for a week in a little town called tolwe then we drove all the way through kruger national park and stayed in the little camp areas for a week then we flew almost all the way to capetown and drove through the mountains and the tea gardens. your country is a beautiful one and i really hope i get a chance to go back some day!............ i have tons of pictures but im not sure if anyone would be interested in seeing them or not? lol
 

Iowa Roo Mom

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Beautiful! I wonder, though, when you mentioned the bat poo... What kind of bats do you have there? What do they look like?

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Thanks for sharing those pictures, it's amazing the things that God and mother nature can create....
 

Bantimna

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Bats no idea
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but we were not allowed to take pics where the bats were resting. Lots of bats.
Terrah, come to SA to reasearch your batties.
 

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