MEGA South Africa 2012
The very FIRST MEGA Event on the continent of Africa, will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, from Thursday, 04 October to Sunday, 07 October 2012. Be a part of this momentous occasion in the Geocaching history of South Africa! For detailed information about MEGA South Africa and geocaching in South Africa in general, please visit: http://www.geocachingsa.com.
MEGA South Africa Registration Bookings - NOW OPEN!!!
Please order your tickets, coins, clothing, activities, etc. for MEGA South Africa. There is one commemorative geocoin which has a limited number made. Once this number has been reached, it cannot be made again. This is a great collector's investment. Book for MEGA SA
MEGA South Africa Programme
Click on the link below to view the Programme of Events for MEGA South Africa 2012. The Programme may be subject to change. Please check this page regularly to view the latest changes. MEGA South Africa Programme of Events.
Look out for:
10:30 Opening Ceremony of the Logbook
15:00 CITO - Hennops OR 4x4 at Groenkloof
19:00 Meet & Greet Event - with Stargazing & Night Caching
11:00 Horse Riding
14:00 9 Icon Walk - includes Flash Mob & CITO
19:00 Mega TB Race Launch Event
19:00 Traditional Potjie - with Stargazing & Night Caching
12:00 Closing Ceremony of the Logbook
14:00 CITO - Monument Clean Up
Buddy caching, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Guided Nature Walks, throughout the day!
MEGA South Africa - What's in store for you?
With the MEGA South Africa 2012 almost upon us, the anticipation is building for a MEGA jam-packed, MEGA fun-filled and MEGA exciting weekend of MEGA Geocaching festivities. Do we hear a HOO HAA? NOT YET??? Then point your GPS in this direction, fix your bearing and prepare yourself for the following amazing experiences with us:
- Buddy Caching
- 4x4 Events
- 9 Icon walk
- Talks and workshops
- CITO Events
- TB Race Launch
- Horseback Caching
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Hiking Trails
- Night Caching
- Caching Gurus
- Geocoins Showcase
- Nature Guide
- Trackable Discovery Table and Exchange
- Reviewer Q&A
- Garmin Sound Rig and Entertainment
- Geo Bingo
- Geo Passport
- Pop Balloon
- Photo Pin Board
- Kiddies Activities
- Plus loads of other surprises!
- Opening Logbook
- Closing Logbook
- Bolton's GPS
- GeoCaching Stores
- Wifi Hotspot
- Snack Stalls
- Drinks Stall
Check out more details on www.geocachingsa.com or on www.geocaching.com listing GC3B0EJ. You can also join us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/geocachingsa/
About South Africa
South Africa is a beautiful country at the most southern end of the continent of Africa.
South Africans are proud of their country and natural heritage. South Africa is blessed with lots of bright sunshine, a glorious coastline, magnificent mountains, extensive Nature Reserves and Wildlife Parks, sophisticated cities, world class airports and the most amazing, friendly, loving people!
Pretoria is located in the Northern part of the Gauteng province and is the "de facto" National Capital City of South Africa. It is fondly known as the "Jacaranda City" due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees in full bloom with purple blossoms during the month of October. Pretoria was established in 1855, making it much older than the city of Johannesburg. Pretoria has a rich history and is a peaceful, warm city.
About the Venue
The Voortrekker Monument is situated on a beautiful nature reserve, surrounded by indigenous fauna and flora. Some game species have been reintroduced, such as springbok, zebra and black wildebeest. The area is teeming with birdlife and their serene calls will make you believe you are far away from the city!
The MEGA location has the most fantastic views of the city of Pretoria one side and the distant view of Johannesburg on the other side.
There is a variety of accommodation available within a 5Km radius, including camping, guest houses, bed and breakfast, hotels, lodges, etc. We will post some links to various accommodation websites on the local Geocaching website for South Africa http://www.geocachingsa.com.
Access from OR Tambo International Airport is very convenient via the R21 motorway, which meets at the Fountains circle, just a stone's throw away from the Voortrekker Monument. There are two Gautrain stations available within a 12 minute drive (Centurion and Hatfield).
For the local geocachers, this is during the School Holidays, and an ideal time to have a great, fun-filled, geocaching weekend.
MEGA South Africa Logo
The logo for MEGA South Africa was designed by local geocacher DrDM & Raider from the Kwazulu-Natal province. After getting ideas from local geocaching teams, the design of a Lion's pawprint (spoor) took shape. The Lion symbolises strength and courage.
This Logo was chosen after a Poll was released to allow geocachers the opportunity to vote for their favourite logo.
This Logo will be the "brand" for MEGA South Africa!
We look forward to welcoming you to MEGA South Africa 2012!