SOUTH AFRICA FIELD CAMP
The 2014 South Africa field camp will be in Cape Province (index map, upper left). Students will arrive and depart from Morningside Cottage in Tokai (near Cape Town). Mapping will begin when we move to the Langebaan area for 5 days, then continue in Gordons Bay (5 days) and conclude with 12 days mapping in the Ladismith area in the Small Karoo (geologic map, upper right). The camp will return to Cape Town for 3 days prior to departure.
Students will study and map Recent sediments in Langebaan and Paleozoic rocks and structures in Gordons Bay and Ladismith. Gordons Bay is a simpler structure and prepares students to map the more complex structures in Ladismith. Students will prepare geologic maps, measure sections, construct cross-sections and write reports for all areas.
Day 1: arrive Cape Town
Day 2: Chapmans Peak Drive hike
Day 3: contour hike Table Mountain
Days 4: travel to Langebaan
Days 5-8 map sediments at Langebaan
Day 9: travel to Gordons Bay
Days 10-13: map Paleozoic structures at Gordons Bay
Day 14: travel to Ladismith in Klein Karoo
Days 15-25: map Paleozoic structures in Ladismith area
Day 26: travel back to Morningside
Day 27: Platteklip hike
Day 28: Sea Point & depart for home
View of Camps Bay from Table Mtn.
Table Mtn. outcrop near Gordon's Bay
Index map for South Africa
Student lodging at Oaks Rest, Ladismith
3D relief map Cape Town area
Table Mountain - Cape Town area
Table Mountain Gp. on top Malmsbury Fm.
Morningside Cottages, Tokai, SA. Point of arrival and departure.
Student lodging at Duinepos, Langebaan