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The caves are believed to be well over 2.2 million years old!
After an initial 90-step descent, visitors take an elevator down to the chamber of the 60m deep cave. Despite damage from mining lime in the past, the 125m-long, 154m-wide natural wonder has spectacular cave formations. Features include rimstone pools, mushroom, straw and popcorn formations, “Madonnas”, cave pearls, and stalactites and stalagmites up to 15m in height, most of which are still growing. The cave has its own colony of bats.
The cave has stalactite and stalagmite formations up to 15 metres high, a high percentage of which are still growing. The deep cave is accessible to visitors by elevator and is located within the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve which is in the Cradle of Humankind.
The New Balance IMPI Challenge GP was so well received earlier this year that event organisers have decided to introduce a second event, the New Balance IMPI Challenge GP#2 at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm, Hartbeespoort (North West Province). Warriors can choose between the more serious IMPI Elite Race on Saturday, 28 September 2013 or the fun filled IMPI Challenge on either Saturday, 28 September 2013 or Sunday, 29 September 2013.
Spanning over an 18km route, IMPI Elite Warriors will need to complete 25 challenging obstacles. The first male and female competitor to cross the finish line having completed all 25 obstacles will go home with a prize purse of R10 000.
IMPI Challenge competitors on the other hand will need to complete 18 fun obstacles set up over a 12km route. The event is not timed and there are no cut off times, so entrants can relax and experience the IMPI Challenge at their leisure.
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2013
Start: 07:00 – IMPI Elite Race / 100 competitors
08:00 onwards – IMPI Challenger / 1500 competitors
Date: Sunday, 29 September 2013
Start: 08:00 – IMPI Challenger / 1500 competitors
Venue: Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)
Format: Participants could enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 10 people, although you start together, you do not need to finish together)
Entries Open: Monday, 03 June 2013
Fancy Dress Competition: The best dressed individual and/or team entries as well as the entrant with the most original war cry stand the chance to win awesome prizes complements of our amazing sponsors.
Community Support: The New Balance IMPI Challenge supports the Woodside Special Care Centre, a private residential home for intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults. Established in 1976 the Woodside Special Care Centre offers a wide range of services designed to promote the development of each of its children.
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For more information on the Woodside Special Care Centre visit http://www.woodside.org.za For more information on the New Balance IMPI Challenge contact Hayley Weinberg on 073 411 5575, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.impichallenge.co.za