Welcome to the Website for Geocachers in South Africa!
This is the website for South African Geocachers. Geocaching is a worldwide sport or hobby, which makes use of a GPS to find hidden containers in all sorts of places. It is like a modern day treasure hunting. This activity is then shared by logging your experience on the website "www.geocaching.com".
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The Benefits of Events
Events are social get-togethers of geocachers. There are a few types of Events; a normal Event, CITO and MEGA. South Africa had the priviledge of hosting its first Mega Event last year in October, and hope to host the next one in either 2014 or 2015. From time to time, there are special Events, which get a specific icon such as when geocaching.com celebrated 10 years in existence.
CITO - stands for Cache In Trash Out, and are events whereby geocachers come together and clean up the litter from a location - usually nearby park or natural area, however we have had a CITO which cleaned up the city of Pretoria! A specific event icon is attainable, in the case of a Mega and CITO, otherwise the normal Event icon depicts the cache type. Attending an Event counts as "finding" a cache, so you will get a "Smiley" when posting a Attended Log.
At an event, you have the opportunity of speaking to fellow geocachers about any questions or thoughts about geocaching. There will generally be an experenced cacher attending or hosting the event, so you can ask all your questions about everything you want to know about geocaching. Sharing experiences and cachine stories, as well as discovering geocoins and TBs are other things you get to do whilst attending an Event.
Check the latet upcoming Events but clicking on the Menu item "Upcoming Events" on www.geocachingsa.com, and post your
Thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, planning committe members, sponsors and reviewers to have been there for the first Mega Event in South Africa!
Without you, it would not have been possible and such a success.
The Mega South Africa 2012 may be in the past, but the Mega Geocoin will be with you forever!