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Letterbox Hybrid

Tree Mail

A cache by Happy Hunters SA Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/19/2011
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is our first letterbox and we were inspired by the history of our postal service.

The history of the South African Post Office can be traced back
over 500 years. In 1500, the captain of a Portuguese ship, Petro
D'Ataide, placed a letter in a milkwood tree at Mossel Bay. He
reported the sinking of three ships in his fleet, including that of
Bartolomeu Dias, during a heavy storm over the Atlantic Ocean.
Portuguese ships regularly stopped at Mossel Bay to take on fresh
water, and three months later, the letter was found and delivered
to Portugal. Sailors traveling to or from the Orient past the south
coast of Africa, placed letters under postal stones, hoping that
they would be found and delivered by other ships

The coordinates will take you to a small forest at the foot of a small hill. You need to go up the hill to the tree with 6 limbs. Once you have reached the tree you need to go past it and you will find the "letterbox" 2.5 meters from this tree.

Inside the cache are 2 self inking stamps that are not for trading. Please do not remove them from the cache. Please replace the caps on the stamp when you're done!

free counters .

FTF: NotBlonde

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n ebpx pnir.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 3/10/2018 12:40:58 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:40 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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