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A cache by Team Vella Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/20/2017
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1 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This picnicspot has been our families favourite spot to visit over the many many years we have been visiting the Kruger. Over that period of time we have been fortunate enough to see all 5 members of the Big Five while we where having breakfast at this peacefull site.

However, whilst these are all magnificent animals, South Africa's Small Five animals make an excellent addition to your South African expedition. The Small Five are sometimes quite elusive little critters, and seeing all of the Small Five is as much of an accomplishment as seeing the Big Five.

Leopard Tortoise


Leopard Tortoise The leopard tortoise gets its name from the spots on its shell.
It’s the fourth largest tortoise species in the world and they can weigh as much as 54kg (120 lbs) and grow to 70cm (28in) in length. Leopard tortoises often live to be 100 years old!
Rhinoceres Beetles


Rhino Beetle The rhino beetle is one of the largest beetles in the world. The males have distinctive horns on their noses that they use to fight other males with and dig holes in the ground.


Ant Lion The antlion is an insect that makes a cone-shaped hole in the sand to trap ants. The hole at the bottom of the cone leads to the antlion’s nest. The cone acts as a funnel and unsuspecting ants are trapped when they walk into it. Antlions like to eat ants while they’re in larvae form.
You can see the little antlion holes if you look carefully on the ground in rest camps or at picnic sites.
Eastern Rock
Elephant Shrew

Kilp Klaasneus

Elephant Shrew The elephant shrew is quite a cute small mammal similar to a mouse, but it likes to eat insects. It has a distinctly long nose that looks like a mini elephant’s trunk!
The elephant shrew lives in rock crevices and is most active at dusk.
Red Billed
Buffalo Weaver


Bubalornis niger
Buffalo Weaver The red-billed buffalo weaver is a member of the weaver family of birds. It’s famous for weaving lovely nests using grass and strips of reed.

Logging Tasks

1. How many built structures are on the immediate terrain apart from the Lapa?
2. A picture (Face not necessary) of yourself, your party or your GPRs on the low rockwall in the lapa with the dam in the background.

Remember to submit your answer and picture to my via Message Centre or e-Mail. Logs without answers will be deleted.

Please feel free to upload any of your sighting pictures or nice things you have seen relating to your visit, as long as they do not reveal answers.

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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