Bigger and Better - Day 2 (May 2007)
DATE: Sunday 27th May 2007
Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who stayed over in Bela Bela and joined us on this different day. We decided to do a joint event with about 16 people and 4 vehicles and 14 caches in 5 hours.
A BIG thanks to "Mazda Adventure Zone", "Toit's Motor Group", "Ananzi", "African Stuff", "Garmin", Tracks 4 Africa" and "Forever Resorts" (in no particular order) for making this event possible and for sponsoring all the incredible prizes.
Keep your eyes open for the next one (In September - In the Magaliesberg) and until then have fun geocaching.
|Team Name (Abbreviated)
|Trip Trick (Pigeon Toes)
|No 4x4 Yet (Gold Receipt)
Out of this day, 7 of the 9 caches hidden will be published shortly.
All those who attended may log all these caches (but the next person to find them will get the FTF)
This is the event you have all been waiting for !!!
The co-ords listed are NOT THE FINAL the co-ords (but reasonably close) which is where everyone will meet and start the event from.
The race is going to be filmed by Mazda Adventures (Mazda Adventure Zone, Monday nights at 9pm - SS1).
Quite a few sponsors have already committed some excellent prizes including a GPS Unit from Garmin.
Diarise NOW so you have no excuses for not being able to make it.
We are hoping to make it a weekend get-away (but you will be able to enter for the day only and not be required to stay over)
We hope to have this event more streamlined than the last one
and more coverage than the last one and even bigger and better prizes..
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
Okay we are well on our way to the date of the event and almost everything is under control. For those of you who are still unsure of where the event will be taking place, well its at "Warmbaths" in "Bela-Bela" about 150km from Johannesburg.
There are going to be TWO events in fact.
The first event will be made up of a number of caches (at present we have hidden 12 caches, comprising of Multis and Traditionals as well as about 20 scavenger points). Hopefully by the day we should have almost double that. Please read this events details for all the payment options and banking details.
The second event will require that you bring along your OWN cache (it can be a Micro or a Traditional Small, Medium or Large cache) and you will be asked to hide it yourselves after the first event within a certain area / radius of warmbaths. Once you have hidden it all the points will be colated and eveyone will get to search for each others caches the following morning. Prizes will be given out for the best cache (in terms of well hidden, clever, interesting, views etc)
You will be allowed to hide the cache in any PUBLICALLY accessible location within 40km of warmbaths.
The cache may be of any type (including Multi's), but the distance between waypoints maybe no longer than 400m
Be original (or as original as you can be)
The difficulty of the cache may be as high as 4, but the terrain rating may not be higher than 2.5
The location must be safe (ie not in the middle of a township)
Prizes will be based on a number of factors still to be decided. Remember this day is not a RACE, but a relaxing day and the objective is to enjoy yourselves. If you belive that you have placed a worthy cache, please feel free to publish it on the geocaching website and those that have found it will be able to log it. Lets put Bela Bela on the geocaching map!
Finally for those of you who are NOT cachers, a cache consists of a container (from a film cannister or smaller to generally a lunch box sized container - 2 litres). Inside this there should be a book or log sheet as well as a pen or pencil and a note about geocaching. We will print out a number of these for people who do not have them. In addition the container (if larger than 1/2 liter usually contain a number of goodies of which the total vaue is less than R30)
Those who wish to stay the night (or weekend) are more than welcome to do so. Warmbaths have generously offered their accommodation at a 20% discount for all competitors as well as a 50% reduction in their entrance fee (R20 per Adult and R10 per Child). Please book directly with the resort as soon as possible to ensure you get accommodation. For those of you who prefer camping or other venues, click here to see a list of accommodation venues in the Bela-Bela area.
Finally entrance fees. We have decided to work on a R50 per person entrance fee for the first event on a sliding scale as follows
1 person - R50
2 people - R95
3 people - R135
4 people - R170
5 people - R200
In order to get this discount you WILL BE REQUIRED to pay in advance (Bank details below).
If you arrive o n the day you WILL be charged R50 per person irrespective of number of people in your team.
If you ENTER BOTH EVENTS then the price per person for the second event is R30 per person, otherwise on the day it will be R50 per person.
If you wish to enter ONLY the SECOND event, the entrance fee in advance will be R40 per person
eg. There are 4 people in TEAM OWL (2 adults and 2 children). They wish to enter both events. So the entrance fees will be as follows :
4 people - R170 (for the first event) + R30 * 4 = R120 (for the second event). TOTAL : R290. Please note that on the day they will be charged R60 entrance fee into Warmbaths (2 adults at R20 and 2 children at R10).
Please deposit your payment (which secures your place in the event) into
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 9013338503
BRANCH: RIVONIA (509955)
BANK: ABSA BANK
It is CRITICAL you use your team name as the reference number.
Once payment has been made please email proof to email@example.com along with the name of the people in your team and at least one contact number (Cell Number) and one email address.
Update as at 17th April 2007
We have managed to secure so far prizes over the value of R15,000 and growing daily. Some of the prizes to be won are listed below
Garmin GPS, Forever Flashlights (No batteries required), Maglites, Binoculars, LG KG800 Cell Phone, Caps, Tracks for Africa GPS Maps, African Road Atlas plus much much more.