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Forest Getaway

A cache by Bjbez Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/25/2005
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a cache not far from a beautiful picnic site (Hanglip) along a short hiking trail through indigenous forest in the Soutpansberg.


The area is known for its abundant bird life. The contrast in plantlife between the flats surrounding the mountain and the forest itself is amazing. There are a few spots in the forest where you'll have beautiful views of the trees with the flats in the background.

The cache is a 2,5 liter plastic container that contains a logbook and some other goodies.

To get to the picnic site, you will have to drive on an 8 km dirt road starting at the end of Forestry Drive in town. The road is not fit for a sedan vehicle, so rather use a vehicle with a better ground clearance. 4x4's are not required. Follow the signs for the picnic site. Please adhere to the rules posted at the entrance of the picnic site. Do pick up any trash you see in the forest, so we can preserve the area.

The previous trail leading from the picnic site that was there when the cache was placed in 2005 has been overgrown completely. Hence the best route to the cache is probably to enter the forest about 200m before the entrance to the picnic site (at the sharp bend in the road) and find your way to the rockface. Then follow the rockface loosely (about 30m away) in the direction of the picnic site (your right as you walk up the mountain) until you reach the shallow cave under some big boulders. (You might want to take a torch to explore the cave.) Now turn left just before the cave and go up the bouldery slope until you reach a fairly big tree growing diagonally away from the rockface. The cache is in a crack close to the tree.

More information about birding in the area can be found here.


Make sure you see the panoramic photo before you try to find the cache! I would hate it if you came this far and not find it.

FTF honours goes to "QFC"!

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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