Situated near Mountain Drive just outside Grahamstown, Grey Dam is a popular swimming and picnic spot during the summer months. Students being students, you never know just how much bathing costume is on all the bathers...
Grey Dam was constructed between 1859 and 1861 to alleviate the water supply problem in Grahamstown. It was named after Sir George Grey who was governor of the Cape Colony at the time. (This is the same Sir Grey who founded Grey College in Bloemfontein and Grey High School in Port Elizabeth). It has a capacity of roughly 70,000 kilolitres, and is part of the Kowie river catchment system.
To get to the cache, turn onto Mountain Drive from Grey Street, and continue along the dirt road until you reach the dam (see the additional waypoints). Park near the dam and take a stroll up Mountain Drive, which is now closed to traffic from the dam onwards. The cache is somewhat out of sight from the dam itself, but when there is lots of activity, please take care not to attract attention. GPS reception is poor at the cache location due to nearby cliff walls, and the cache is well hidden, so be prepared to search for some time.
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Gold: John Boz & T-dawg.007
Tin: The Sunrise Crew