Join the South African geocaching craze
Geocaching has become a worldwide hit in recent years, a game where "geocachers" use GPS coordinates and a set of clues to find hidden containers holding personal trinkets, often tucked away near popular landmarks.
According to Geocaching SA, as of April 2015 there were over 11 000 geocaches hidden around the country, and more than 2 000 registered geocaching teams.
Beyond the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of tracking down each geocache, taking part allows you to explore South Africa’s beloved attractions, as well as some of her better-kept secrets.
Check out the video below for a brief explanation on how geocaching works, or click here for more details.
Now that you’ve got a good grasp of how it works, get out there and start hunting. Here are some popular geocaches centred around South African attractions.
When you’re out exploring, keep the geocacher’s creed in mind, for your safety and out of respect for others.
When placing or seeking geocaches, I will:
- Not endanger myself or others
- Observe all laws and rules of the area
- Respect property rights and seek permission where appropriate
- Avoid causing disruptions or public alarm
- Minimise my and others' impact on the environment
- Be considerate of others
- Protect the integrity of the game pieces
Welcome to the geocaching community!