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Eerste Waterval

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Hidden : 05/31/2010
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A traditional cache that will take you on an easy 2.4km (round trip) walk in the scenic Jonkershoek valley - a relaxed walk should get you there and back in ~45min.

The scenic Jonkershoek Nature Reserve close to Stellenbosch is popular with day hikers and mountain bikers. A circular drive of ~10km will take you around the valley floor while five hiking trails of varying difficulty and length lead off this road into the mountains. The Watervalle trail, which starts close to the extreme end of the loop, is probably the most popular because it offers a relative easy walk and magnificent scenery. Eerste Waterval is approximately 1.2km from the trailhead and Tweede Waterval is a further ~1.8km on (with the cache Tweede Waterval Redux). This trail is well worth the effort, especially during winter and early spring when the waterfalls have plenty of water and the fynbos is flowering.

This cache is hidden close to Eerste Waterval - just follow the trail until it ends on a huge boulder overlooking the bottom cascade of the waterfall. GPS reception is bad at GZ and the cache is about the location, so we’ll make the hint fairly descriptive. Approach the last 10m to the cache with caution as the rocks will most probably be wet and slippery. Only one specific rock was chosen to cover the cache, please replace it with the same care and do not cover with a pile of rocks.

For more detail on the trail you can look at this track log and for more information on the other trails you can download the Jonkershoek map. The entrance fee to the reserve is R30 p.p. if you do not have a Wild Card and the reserve is open between 07:30 and 18:00 (winter and summer).

Happy caching!



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

~10z sebz jurer gur genvy raqf va gur pyvss snpr gb lbhe evtug, ~1.8 nobir gur evireorq.

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