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Botshabelo cache Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/30/2004
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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This is one of Four caches place here at Botshabelo, PLACE OF REFUGE. The cost for a Day visitor has rocketed to R25pp, but kids still go in for free. I therefore suggest you do make a day out of it. Take a picnic basket and relax.

For my birthday I got "The Illustrated At the Fireside, True South African Stories. by Roger Webster" from a good friend. 

I got this extract relating to Botshabelo that I want to share.

"At a place called Botshabelo, 'The Place of Refuge', a band of Pedi Christian converts, under the leadership of Reverend Alexander Merensky, had built a mision station. By late 1870, Botshabelo boasted 1600 inhabitants, a mill, a store, a wagon-building shop and the largest school in the Transvaal at the time. At the heart of the settlement was the church - built by the converts from stone, brick and thatch.

Today, a number of these structures still stand - the church, the mission and Fort Merensky

The cache is a plastic 2L and is located within easy walking distance from the car-park. It is hidden under a big rock, with all exposed openings covered with smaller rocks, so when you replace the cache, please do the same. You can use your car to drive to within a few meters of the cache, but I would not encourage this, as ground-clearance might be a problem. So park you car, haul out the picnic basket and relax. Four hiking trails are available but are rather strenuous, the longest being 12km. Enjoy!


First to find honors on their first cache go to colinaly

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