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Castle Gorge

A cache by Adventure King Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/04/2007
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Adventure King

This cache is only for the fit and adventures and will take you to the most beautiful place in the Magaliesburg. You will discover the spectacular hidden crystal clean pools and waterfalls of Castle Gorge.

You will need to get a permit from the Johannesburg Hiking Club to enter this controlled area. You can contact Jean Williams on 011 462 2993 8H30-12H30 weekdays. The Mountain Club of South-Africa also have meets going to this area that you can join if you do not want to go alone. Visit their web sites or phone them to find out more www.nature.co.za/castlegorge.htm; www.jhbhiking.org.za; www.mcsa.org.za . I will place a note when I plan to visit the area and you can join me if you want, just put the cache on your watch list.

From inside the lockup parking S25 49.582 E27 36.772 follow a footpath going north until you reach WP1 S25 49.374 E27 36.757, follow the dirt road to WP2 S25 49.256 E27 36.782 and take the left fork to WP3 S25 48.933 E27 36.714, from this old parking area take the foot path going north to WP4 S25 48.601 E27 36.390 and continue to WP5 S25 48.731 E27 36.028 from here follow a Jeep Track to WP6 S25 48.732 E27 35.471 follow the footpath turning off to the right until you reach Piranha Pools.

This cache is located between the first and second waterfall in a small hidden cave. The co-ordinates is as close as what I could get, but do not trust the accuracy. Follow the path from Piranha Pools, you will pass a bit of a wetland area and get to a stream. Cross the stream and follow it down on the true left-hand side. You will get to a +/- 6m-rock chimney that will take you down to a lower level. There are 4 main levels in total, the top level you hiked on, the second level is were the cache is with 3 big pools (do not use the third pool, POOL OFF NO RETURN), the first level is a nice swimming and dive area only reached by abing down or to climb it from the last level up the ground level. At the second level you can climb out to the left side witch also leads to the ground level if you are not comfortable climbing the chimney back up. The cache slides in between two rocks but you need to turn it about 90 degrees before removing it and after you replaced it. The turn is what keeps it in place.

Just in case take this number along. Mountain Search & Rescue 011 315 0203

Good Luck and Enjoy your Hunt!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qnex Ebbs

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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