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This cache has been archived.

Fish Eagle: We did a maintenance visit today, and found the cache in good condition, albeit not well re-hidden. However, many information signs have changed which has impacted on some of the clues for this multi-cache. As it's never been a popular cache, we've decided to archive it, and re-list the cache as a simple traditional cache. One of the main objectives of this multi was to show visitors the riverside trail which now has other caches to achieve that purpose.


Garden of Eden

A cache by Fish Eagle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/16/2007
1.5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens.... truly a Garden of Eden, with amazing biodiversity and history.
Visit this website for information about these gardens.

The above co-ordinates are for the parking and entrance to the gardens, which are open everyday from 08H00-17H00. This cache can also be easily completed by parking at the alternate entrance - Gate 2.

Admission is R17 for adults, and R7 for scholars and pensioners. Remember to ask for a map, which is not necessary to complete the cache, but will make your visit more enjoyable.

The waypoints will take you on a circular tour of the gardens.
Expect an easy walk of about 2.8kms, mainly on paved paths.

While collecting the waypoints, keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot one of the cute "Oopsie" signs. They're very small, so you'll have to look carefully.

WP1: S25°26.753 E030°57.963
C is the first digit of the distance to the Office

WP2: S25°26.848 E030°58.018
F is the number of sides missing from the viewpoint's geometric shape.

WP3: S25°26.669 E030°58.032
E is the last digit of the date associated with Prof Rycroft

WP4: S25°26.621 E030°58.071
Can you find ???
A is 1 less than the number of letters in the missing word.

WP5: S25°26.604 E030°58.111
About 15 metres in front of you is a viewpoint. B is the viewpoint number plus 1. Here you have a choice to either continue with the riverside trail (which we recommend), or take "Escape Route B" back to the main path if you want easier terrain.

WP6: S25°26.521 E030°58.313
D is the number of drainpipes (inside).

Nearly there, only a short distance to go......
The cache is hidden at S25°26.ABC E030°58.DEF

The final cache is hidden close to a path. Please don't trash the bush hunting for it. If you don't find it quickly, use the hint.

Please take care that you are not observed retrieving and replacing the cache, and please ensure that it is very well hidden, and not visible from any angle.

Now it's time to reward yourself for your efforts at S25°26.631 E030°58.217, and enjoy the stroll back through the "parkland" part of the gardens.

This cache has been placed with permission from the curator, but the staff are not aware of it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqrearngu na boryvfx funcrq ebpx, nobhg 2z bss gur genpx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)