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Fish Eagle Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 01/31/2004
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is located in a fenced off picnic site within the Pilanesberg National Park. The cache site provides superb views

The cache is located in a fenced off picnic site, Fish Eagle Picnic Site, within the Pilanesberg National Park. The site provides a superb view of Mankwe dam and is located on top of a rocky outcrop. The outcrop is of White Foyaite, a coarse grained rock that crystallised slowly from molten magma inside the earth. It is rich in minerals, like feldspar and nepheline and the rare metal zirconium.

The park itself is 50km north of Rustenburg, about 1.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Sun City and the Lost City are 15 minutes from the nearest park gate. The park covers an area of 50000 hectares or 500 kilometres square. The unique area is encircled by four rings of hills, a geologically fascinating alkaline complex which was produced by volcanic action approximately 1200 million years ago. This formation is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

The park is home to Black and White Rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, Brown Hyena, Sable Antelope, giraffe, zebra, eland, hippo, and other cats and antelope. There are over 400 species of bird.

To find the cache enter the picnic site and head to the crown of the hill. The cache itself is a 470ml LnL. It can fit small items, TB's and Geocoins.

Enjoy the view and relax at the picnic site which has running water, toilets and BBQ facilities.

Original contents of cache: Fluffy Travel Bug (TB4373)

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