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GEO936: I am battling to get all my maintenance done. And it really breaks my heart to archive this one which was part of a cool series of caches which went "unnoticed" but was not actually allowed by Groundspeak at the time. It was an awesome experience to put this one together, to attempt a listing in Afrikaans was a huge challenge and I thank my dear friends for their help with this one. We have lost this cache twice already, and both times we spent a mild fortune on the hide. It seems as if it is just not meant to be.
Thanks to those that found it in the past!
If we ever get the chance to fix it again, we'll get it unarchived.
Best regards
Silvia - GEO936

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Curse of the FTF #10 - Gauteng (Indigenous Magic)

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Hidden : 09/14/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Tenth in the Series of the Curse of the FTF Caches in Gauteng - initiated by Wormgeocash.

The cache is NOT at the published co-ordinates.

Die Tiende in die Reeks van die "Curse of the FTF Caches in Gauteng" - onderneem deur Wormgeocash.

Die skat is nie by die gepubliseerde koördinate.


Real Yellowwood Tree

About this Cache:

This cache is now available from Monday to Sunday, from 08h00 to 17h00. It is also available on Public Holidays. As you will need time to complete this cache, please ensure that you attempt it at least one hour before closing time (if that is the only time you can get there).

Unfortunately, the original cache was muggled/damaged and I've had to replace it with a new hide. The new hide is NOT the same as the original one, which had taken us a lot of effort to put together. Sorry, that this cache is not as fun/evil as the first one.

The cache has been placed in a very special nursery with the kind permission of the owner. This nursery specialises in Indigenous plants from South Africa. Please note and respect the opening and closing times and let someone know what you are here for. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE THROUGH THE PROPERTY!! Please ensure that you park at the entrance/parking area, and complete this cache by foot.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings that nature has to offer. While placing the cache, we spotted an White Bellied Sunbird (Witpenssuikerbekkie) - Cinnyris talatala.

To calculate the Final Co-ordinates:

You'll need to find the botanical (scientific) names to the following indigenous plants:

1. South Africa's National Tree

2. South Africa's National Flower

From 1.- Take the species name (second word) and convert to numbers using: a=1, b=2, etc.
Take the total value of the letters and add 562 to get ABC

From 2. - Take the genus name (first word) and also convert to numbers using a=1, b=2, c=3, etc.
Take the total value of the letters and add 653 to get XYZ.
Substitute the above results into:
S26 01.ABC
E027 53.XYZ

The rules are really simple:

1. Whoever finds the cache first (FTF) should place the next cache in the series [The Curse of the FTF - Gauteng #5(xyz etc.)] within 1 month. Otherwise the curse will prevent you from ever getting another FTF again !(just joking)

2. It is asked that you only be a FTF for this series once. This is to give others a chance to be the FTF.

3. It can be any type of cache (Puzzle, Multi, etc.)

4. When the next cache is placed e-mail the owners of all the preceding caches so a link can be added.

5. The cache must be placed in Gauteng only.

6.If you are the FTF in this series and do not wish to continue the series, PLEASE say so in your log entry. This will give the 2nd-TF, 3rd-TF, etc. the option to continue the game. NOTE: to all who hunt FTF's in this series... Reviewers have been instructed by Groundspeak not to approve caches that have a requirement to place an additional cache or caches as a condition of logging the find. You can make a suggestion that the person do so, but it can't be a requirement

All caches in this series:

Curse of the FTF #1 - Gauteng (Sterrewag) - by Wormgeocash

Curse of the FTF #2 - Gauteng (First Aid) - by Elsies

Curse of the FTF #3 - Gauteng (Guardhouse) - by LeonSt

Curse of the FTF #4 - Gauteng (Banana Park) - by W@lly

Curse of the FTF #5 - Gauteng ("Oubaas") - by B & C Inc

Curse of the FTF # 6 - Gauteng (Hot Chocolate) - by LeonSt (adopted from MadSons)

Curse of the FTF # 7 - Gauteng (Bird Shelter) by ECMJ

Curse of the FTF #8 - Gauteng (Snakes Crossing) by Tartan Terror

Curse of the FTF #9 - Gauteng - (Bullfrogs) - by Cabey

Curse of the FTF #10 - Gauteng - Indigenous Magic (this cache)

Curse of the FTF #11 - Gauteng (11-11-11) - By Wazat

Curse of the FTF #12 - Gauteng (Lobola) - By Botha Family & Team DJ*

Curse of the FTF #13 - Gauteng (Dominos) - By claust

Curse of the FTF #14 - Gauteng (Numbers) - By ThomasfamilyZA and BrendsZA

Curse of the FTF #15 - Gauteng (Picture Perfect) - By WJ Swanepoel & The Killroys

Curse of the FTF #16 - Gauteng (Sweet Sixteen) - By Pannie&Medusae

Curse of the FTF #17 - Gauteng (Final Conclusion) - By Team484 and KrumKrew

King Protea

Omtrent hierdie Skat:

"'n Ander uitdaging vir 'n FTF!

Hierdie skat is beskikbaar van Maandag tot Sondag van 08:00 tot 17:00. Dit is ook beskikbaar op Vakansie Dae.

Die skat is in 'n baie spesiale kwekery geplaas met die vriendelike toestemming van die eienaar. Hierdie kwekery spesialiseer in inheemse plante van Suid-Afrika. Let op en respekteer die opening- en sluitingstye. Verwittig die personeel van die doel van jou besoek.

Los asseblief die skat in die manier waarop jy dit gevind het. JY MAG NIE IN DIE PLEK MET JOU KAR RY. Asseblief paarkeer in die ingang, en gaan vind die skat op voet.

Geniet die pragtige omgewing wat die natuur vir jou bied. Terwyl ons die skat geplaas het, het ons 'n Witpenssuikderbekkie - Cinnyris talatala gesien en gehoor.

Om die finale koordinate te bereken:

Vind die botaniese (wetenskaplike) name vir die volgende inheemse plante:

1. Suid-Afrika se Nasionale boom

2. Suid-Afrika se Nasionals blom

Van 1. - Neem die spesies se naam (tweede woord) en omskep na syfers met die gebruik van a=1, b=2, ens.
Neem die totale waarde van die letters en voeg 562 by om ABC te kry

Van 2. - Neem die genus se naam (eerste woord) en omskep na syfers met die gebruik van a=1, b=2, ens.
Neem die totale waarde van die letters en voeg 653 by om XYZ te kry.
Stel die bogenoemde resultate in:
S26 01.ABC
E027 53.XYZ

Die reëls is eenvoudig:

1.Wie die skat eerste vind (FTF) moet die volgende skat in die reeks wegsteek bv. [The Curse of the FTF - Gauteng #11(xyz etc.)] binne 1 maand, anders sal die vloek verhoed dat jy ooit weer 'n ander FTF vind! (Net 'n grappie)

2. Daar word gevra dat jy net een keer in hierdie reeks vir die FTF probeer. Dit is om ander skattejagters 'n kans te gee om die FTF te wees.

3. Dit kan enige tipe skat wees, e.g. Raaisel, Multi, etc.

4. Wanneer die volgende skat geplaas is, stuur 'n e-pos aan die eienaars van die vorige skatte, sodat hulle 'n skakel kan bygevoeg.

5. Die skat mag slegs in Gauteng weggesteek word.

6. Indien jy FTF is vir hierdie reeks, en jy wil nie die reeks voortsit nie, skryf dit ASSEBLIEF so in jou loginskrywing. Dit sal die tweede-TF, derde-TF, ens. die opsie gee om die spel aan te hou. NOTA: Aan al die skattejagters wie FTF's jag in hierdie reeks... Nasieners het opdrag gekry van Groundspeak om nie skatte goed te keur waar dit vereiste is om 'n addisionele skat of skate te plaas as 'n voorwaarde voordat die fonds ge-log kan word. Jy kan so ‘n voorstel maak, maar dit mag nie 'n vereiste wees nie.

Al die skatte in hierdie reeks:

Curse of the FTF #1 - Gauteng (Sterrewag) - by Wormgeocash

Curse of the FTF #2 - Gauteng (First Aid) - by Elsies

Curse of the FTF #3 - Gauteng (Guardhouse) - by LeonSt

Curse of the FTF #4 - Gauteng (Banana Park) - by W@lly

Curse of the FTF #5 - Gauteng ("Oubaas") - by B & C Inc

Curse of the FTF # 6 - Gauteng (Hot Chocolate) - by MadSons

Curse of the FTF # 7 - Gauteng (Bird Shelter) by ECMJ

Curse of the FTF #8 - Gauteng (Snakes Crossing) by Tarton Terror

Curse of the FTF #9 - Gauteng - (Bullfrogs) - by Cabey

Curse of the FTF #10 - Gauteng (Indigenous Magic) (this cache)

Curse of the FTF #11 - Gauteng (11-11-11) - By Wazat

Curse of the FTF #12 - Gauteng (Lobola) - By Botha Family & Team DJ*

Curse of the FTF #13 - Gauteng (Dominos) - By claust

Curse of the FTF #14 - Gauteng (Numbers) - By ThomasfamilyZA and BrendsZA

Curse of the FTF #15 - Gauteng (Picture Perfect) - By WJ Swanepoel & The Killroys

Curse of the FTF #16 - Gauteng (Sweet Sixteen) - By Pannie&Medusae

Curse of the FTF #17 - Gauteng (Final Conclusion) - By Team484 and KrumKrew


Real Yellowwood Tree Sketch


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svany Uvqr:
Ratyvfu: Haqrepbire ntrag
Chmmyr:
Gerr = C.......f y.......f
Sybjre = C.......n p.......f

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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