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Silvermine River Cache

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Hidden : 10/28/2012
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Silvermine River Walk +- 1h .The path is good, with a small amount of rough path in two or three places. There are board walks over some of the wetter areas. Some of the walk is in open area, other parts of the walk are under a canopy of Keurboom trees that have established themselves as pioneer plants in the wake of the fire of 2000.  

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We placed this cache here because it is one of our favourite walks to do with our children. We almost always start at the Dam side of the walk as the first part of the walk from this side is nice and easy for the litte ones. This is a fun walk to do with the kids. You can go to the dam for a picnic ect and then on your way out grab this cache as its not to far down the path. 
Please take a pen or pencil.
You do not need to leave the path for this one.
Please note that this is a well used path and you will need to keep a good look out for muggles 
Some info regarding the park 

Silvermine Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Silvermine Nature Reserve
Silvermine Nature Reserve

The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms a part of the Table Mountain National Park, a protected conservation area, located approximately ten minutes drive from the city centre. 

The park straddles the mountain, from the winding Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) on the Tokai, Constantia and Westlake side of the mountain, over the peak of the mountain, and intoNoordhoek, Sun Valley and Fishhoek, overlooking the ocean. 

Approaching the reserve from the City side of the mountain, along Ou Kaapse Weg, it is possible to view most of the greater Cape Town area, up to the Tygerberg Hills and beyond on a clear day, laid out like a patchwork quilt below. Continuing further along the road, which winds directly over the top of the mountain itself, takes one on a scenic trip through the Fynbos, where thousands of plants, unique to the Cape Floral Kingdomcan be seen. 

Attractions within the Silvermine Nature reserve range from popular and well marked mountain bike trails, to bird watching and hiking, and the Silvermine reserve is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, particularly on weekends, when many city dwelling families make the short trip to the reserve. Following one of these hikes, a relatively short trail, will lead to a viewing point, where the view encompasses a panorama stretching from False Bay, all the way around to Cape Point, the famed meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. 
 

Silvermine Nature Reserve
Silvermine Nature Reserve
Picnic and braai areas are available in parts of the park, and can be located by contacting Cape Nature Conservation, although the possibility, and prevalence during the summer months of veld fires mean that visitors should exercise caution when making use of these facilities. 

Another attraction that would be worth visiting while exploring the reserve is the Silvermine reservoir, located on the North side of the reserve, and dating back to 1898, when it was built to supply water to the growing Cape metropolis. For more adventurous adrenaline seekers, the Muizenberg area of the reserve offers rock climbing, as well as sandstone caves to be explored. Also located within the reserve, although restricted to the public, is the South African Naval headquarters which sits lower down the mountain. 

Please don't upload any spoiler pictures of the cache or the hide, on geocaching.com or any other social networking sites. Thanks family Behrens.

No need to leave the path/trample vegetation to find the cache. A big thanks to Leighan Mossop Senior Section Ranger: Central Section Table Mountain National Park For The permission to place this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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