Welcome to the Ashburton Bisley Compendium - the ABC Trail, a series of caches to challenge you.
The Ashburton Bisley Compendium is also KZN's first GeoArt Trail - Have fun!
This is a series of caches placed along quiet district roads in the Ashburton and Bisley Areas to the east of Pietermaritzburg and south of the N3. The gravel roads are suitable for all vehicles in all weather, as well as horses and MT bikes. A water point is located near cache ABC #16, but it is recommended that you carry your own supply of snacks and drinks. A supermarket is located at the intersection of the D352 and R103 in Ashburton.
Plan on 4 - 7 hours (depending on experience) to complete the 51 caches along the trail.
The series consists of 51 caches - there are 48 really easy puzzle caches, a traditional cache and a multi cache. The last two were pre-existing caches and have been blended into the route.
Then there is the bonus cache (ABC #51). Clues for the final location of this cache can be found in random caches along the trail.
You will need several geocaching tools to complete the trail and retrieve the caches - these include tweezers, a leatherman, paperclips, 2 litres of water, 10cm nails, an elevation device (if you are short), plus a few more such as a magnet, mirror, prestik, braai tongs to extend your reach and star and flat screwdrivers. A notebook and pencil will be essential!
Some of the special tools are supplied, but don't count on them being there.
The ABC trail can be done from either end.
The cache location is at: