IMC No.4 P-ZA-Fynbos Fire
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In 2005 a devastating fire destroyed all the fynbos on the Swartberg Mountain near Caledon, in the Overberg.
As this is an international cache, please write your log in English. You may add a translation in the local language if you want.
PLEASE NOTE : ALL NOTES JUST ADVERTISING SOMEONE FROM ABROAD IS READY TO TRADE HINTS WILL BE DELETED!
TO OBTAIN HINTS, ONLY A FINDER IN ANOTHER COUNTRY CAN SEND THEM TO YOU.
THE CACHE OWNERS CANNOT (BY THE RULES), SEND HINTS.
YOU MUST LOG YOUR FIND BEFORE REQUESTING A HINT.
This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache, but …
… it can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well:
This cache is just one cache of a set of 24 caches named "IMC No. 4 …" (IMC = International Multi-Cache) dedicated to the theme Fire, one of the four basic elements of Earth.
These caches are hidden in 12 Countries worldwide:
AU = Australia, CA = Canada, CL = Chile, CZ = Czech Republic, DE = Germany, ES = Spain, NL = The Netherlands, NZ = New Zealand, PT = Portugal, SG = Singapore, TH = Thailand, ZA = South Africa
In each country there is a "primary cache" like this one and a "secondary cache" that can only be found with "hints" distributed to all primary caches.
The 12 primary caches are named "IMC No. 4 P-x - yyy" and the 12 secondary caches "IMC No. 4 S-x - zzz" where x is the country code given above and yyy and zzz can be any additional name.
The hints for the secondary caches are printed on "lists of hints" that are inside the primary caches. As the primary caches are scattered all over the world it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the IMC No. 4 - international cooperation:
If you want to find the secondary cache as well, you should contact finders of other primary IMC No. 4 caches and exchange the hints
And please don't be a poor sport!
Never publish these hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any web side. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches.
The IMC No. 4 team wish you good luck!
In 2005 a devastating fire destroyed all the fynbos on the Swartberg Mountain. From this site you'll have a 360° view of all the mountain range on which the fynbos was destroyed. As you go up the mountain you'll see some of the remains of old burnt out trees and fynbos.
From the cache, 2.74km - bearing 261°, you'll see the Klipheuwel Brick farm where bricks are made and baked with heat. 1.28km - bearing 162°, you'll see the old steamtrain in Caledon.
To get to the site, take the road to the Caledon Landfill. Gates open from 8am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday. Tell the people at the gate you're going to the tower and reservoir. Follow the road and turn off to the right at S 34° 12.947' E 19° 25.265'. Follow this road and park at the reservoir and towers. From here its by foot up the mountain.
The cache is hidden between some rocks near the remains of a burnt out tree on the higher part of the mountain.
Warnings: Beware of inclement weather, baboons and snakes.
In 2007 a devastating fire raged in this area, consuming many hectares of local vegatation. From here you can view many fire-related aspects..........
The cache is a white plastic container with a screw lid containing....
* Standard stash note
* Severeal copies of the hintsheet
Don't forget: "Cache in, Trash out"
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum