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Top 10 EC COs (anyone with more than 1 hide) - South Africa ONLY

Rank Cache Owner Number EC placed

 

1 iPajero 43

2 Carbon Hunter 32

3 Bouts777 19

4 HeinG 13

5 Sterreman 8

5 RedGlobe 8

5 Hesamati 8

6 hennieventer 7

7 GPS Storm 6

7 TechnoNut 6

8 cincol ( 4 with Carbon Hunter) 5

8 ChrisDen 5

 

And we have a new King of the SA Earthcache hiders - well done Team iPajero.

 

Yep - SA only - not even neighboring countries - as I know that a few guys on the list also have Botswana, Namibia, Zim, Moz or Swaziland caches too - perhaps i'll get someone with GSAK to crunch those numbers for me?

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Looking at Southern Africa - we have the following stats:

 

Total Earthcaches active as of 12 December 2014:

 

  1. South Africa (254)
  2. Namibia (19) - (6 which already have around 30 Favourite points or more!) [hennieventer has 1]
  3. Angola (8)
  4. Botswana (6) - [TechnoNut has 1]
  5. Zimbabwe (6) [TechnoNut & Carbon Hunter have 1 each]
  6. Lesotho (4) [Carbon Hunter has 1]
  7. Swaziland (3) [Redglobe owns all 3]
  8. Mozambique (2) [bouts777 has 1]
  9. Malawi (2)
  10. Zambia (0) ... for now.

 

So now the Top earthcache hiders for SOUTHERN AFRICA come out as:

 

  1. iPajero (43)
  2. Carbon Hunter (34)
  3. Bouts777 (20)
  4. HeinG (13)
  5. RedGlobe (11)
  6. Sterreman; Hesamati; TechnoNut; henniventer (8)
  7. GPS Storm (7)
  8. cincol; ChrisDen (5)

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Looking at Southern Africa - we have the following stats:

 

Total Earthcaches active as of Year End 2014:

 

  1. South Africa (259)
  2. Namibia (19) - (6 which already have around 30 Favourite points or more!) [hennieventer has 1]
  3. Tanzania (17) - (mostly on or around Kilimanjaro)
  4. Kenya (9) [Carbon Hunter & Sawa Sawa 2 each]
  5. Angola (8)
  6. Zimbabwe (8) [TechnoNut & Carbon Hunter have 1 each]
  7. Botswana (6) - [TechnoNut has 1]
  8. Reunion (6)
  9. Seychelles (5) [cincol has 1]
  10. Lesotho (4) [Carbon Hunter has 1]
  11. Swaziland (3) [Redglobe owns all 3]
  12. Uganda (3) [Carbon Hunter owns all 3]
  13. Mozambique (2) [bouts777 has 1]
  14. Malawi (2)
  15. Madagascar (2)
  16. Mauritius (2)
  17. Zambia (1)
  18. Rwanda (1)
  19. Nigeria (1) [Carbon Hunter has 1]
  20. Congo (Brazza)(1)
  21. Burundi (0)
  22. Comoros (0)
  23. Cameroon (0)
  24. DR Congo (0)

 

So now the Top earthcache hiders for GREATER SOUTHERN AFRICA come out as:

 

  1. iPajero (43)
  2. Carbon Hunter (41)
  3. Bouts777 (20)
  4. HeinG (13)
  5. RedGlobe (11)
  6. Sterreman; Hesamati; TechnoNut; henniventer (8)
  7. GPS Storm, cincol (7)
  8. erenei, ChrisDen (5)

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As of 31 Dec 2014

 

ECs by Prov

 

Eastern Cape 44

Free State 4

Gauteng 41

Kwazulu Natal 42

Limpopo 17

Mpumalanga 39

North West 7

Northern Cape 19

Western Cape 46

 

By year placed

 

2005 3

2007 2

2008 36

2009 50

2010 48

2011 13

2012 14

2013 28

2014 64

 

Top 10 EC COs (anyone with more than 1 hide) - South Africa ONLY

Rank Cache Owner Number EC placed

 

1 iPajero 43

2 Carbon Hunter 32

3 Bouts777 19

4 HeinG 13

5 Sterreman 8

5 RedGlobe 8

5 Hesamati 8

6 hennieventer 7

7 GPS Storm 6

7 TechnoNut 6

7 cincol ( 4 with Carbon Hunter) 6

8 ChrisDen 5

8 erenei 5

Edited by Carbon Hunter
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SA has just reached 281 active Earthcaches! Keep them coming - 300 is just around the corner. Western Cape remain the leading province - and actually extend their lead.

 

a rough indicator:

 

ECs by Prov

 

1 Western Cape 57

2 Eastern Cape 48

3 Kwazulu Natal 47

4 Gauteng 41

5 Mpumalanga 39

6 Northern Cape 20

7 Limpopo 17

8 North West 7

9 Free State 4

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Top 10 EC COs (anyone with more than 1 hide) - South Africa ONLY

Rank Cache Owner Number EC placed

 

1 iPajero 43

2 Carbon Hunter 32

3 Bouts777 19

4 HeinG 13

5 ChrisDen 9

5 omni W 9

6 Sterreman 8

6 RedGlobe 8

6 Hesamati 8

7 cincol ( 4 with Carbon Hunter) 7

7 TechnoNut 7

7 hennieventer 7

7 KINGOSRIC 7

8 GPS Storm 6

8 erenei 6

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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY - EARTHCACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday EARTHCACHING in South Africa!!!!!!

 

10 years ago today - the first Earthcache in South Africa .

 

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GCPX24_vredefort-koepel-earthcache

 

Was places by owner BJBez on 24 July 2005.

 

Since then almost 300 earthcaches have been submitted in South Africa - we have our own Earthcache reviewer (GeoawareAFR) and even have a challenge cache related to Earthcaches.

 

Keep them coming!

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Competition - prize giveaway!!!!!

 

Just because it's the 10th Anniversary of Earthcaching in South Africa - and we are approaching 300 active caches in South Africa - I will be giving a random owner of a new earthcache a prize (probably an unactivated geocoin/TB) for any new cache submitted in August, September & October.

 

This will be for any cache owned by a RESIDENT of one of South Africa or her neighbours (Nam, Bots, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland).

 

So come along. Get the new earthcaches going!

 

Please share this on all the FaceBook pages and I look forward to the results.

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Just because it's the 10th Anniversary of Earthcaching in South Africa - and we are approaching 300 active caches in South Africa - I will be giving a random owner of a new earthcache a prize (probably an unactivated geocoin/TB) for any new cache submitted in August, September & October.

 

This will be for any cache owned by a RESIDENT of one of South Africa or her neighbours (Nam, Bots, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland).

 

So come along. Get the new earthcaches going!

 

+1.

 

I have a few in the pipeline. :)

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Competition - prize giveaway!!!!!

 

Just because it's the 10th Anniversary of Earthcaching in South Africa - and we are approaching 300 active caches in South Africa - I will be giving a random owner of a new earthcache a prize (probably an unactivated geocoin/TB) for any new cache submitted in August, September & October.

 

This will be for any cache owned by a RESIDENT of one of South Africa or her neighbours (Nam, Bots, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland).

 

So come along. Get the new earthcaches going!

 

Please share this on all the FaceBook pages and I look forward to the results.

 

A few more:

 

Eastern Cape

 

Grootrivierpoort

 

 

Well finally (I got around to doing this).

 

The winner from the 32 new Earthcaches submitted in this period - and selected with an Excel spreadsheet random number generator is:

 

iPajero for :

 

Grootrivierpoort

 

Well done - we'll deliver your coin shortly.

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Some Earthcache stats as of August 22 2016

 

EARTHCACHE STATS

 

As of 22 Aug 2016

 

ECs by Prov

 

Eastern Cape 56

Free State 6

Gauteng 47

Kwazulu Natal 62

Limpopo 19

Mpumalanga 44

North West 9

Northern Cape 20

Western Cape 84

 

TOTAL 347 - so getting the Earthcache rewards is now a lot easier.

 

Trusting the many more cachers now have their Earth Cache Masters (Platinum) - and 100 ECs is also now so much more possible for local cachers.

 

 

Western Cape have dominated this type - and a good few new ones planned for the MEGA too - so looks like it may be the first province to break 100 earthcaches on its own.

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Just a shout out to all the EC owners in SA. Thanks for your efforts. On a recent trip we managed to do quite a few EC and appreciate all the research and effort that the CO's have placed into the caches. My kids are less favourable of them (they like to find a treasure) but the odd snippet of information is sticking in their young minds and as the travels progressed they did ask more pointed questions especially of the geological variety. My high school geography was getting somewhat stretched on occasion when there wasn't an EC handy to answer their questions. I might just have to unarchive my list of potential EC sites which I shelved almost a decade ago.

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Just a shout out to all the EC owners in SA. Thanks for your efforts. On a recent trip we managed to do quite a few EC and appreciate all the research and effort that the CO's have placed into the caches. My kids are less favourable of them (they like to find a treasure) but the odd snippet of information is sticking in their young minds and as the travels progressed they did ask more pointed questions especially of the geological variety. My high school geography was getting somewhat stretched on occasion when there wasn't an EC handy to answer their questions. I might just have to unarchive my list of potential EC sites which I shelved almost a decade ago.

 

Great to hear this - EC's really rock. Not only do I really enjoy them - there are often really great traditionals at some of these interesting sites too. Double whammy

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Just a shout out to all the EC owners in SA. Thanks for your efforts. On a recent trip we managed to do quite a few EC and appreciate all the research and effort that the CO's have placed into the caches. My kids are less favourable of them (they like to find a treasure) but the odd snippet of information is sticking in their young minds and as the travels progressed they did ask more pointed questions especially of the geological variety. My high school geography was getting somewhat stretched on occasion when there wasn't an EC handy to answer their questions. I might just have to unarchive my list of potential EC sites which I shelved almost a decade ago.

 

Look forward to finding them ... we 1 province away from our platinum status now and the more ECs we find the more we love them.

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Number of EarthCaches in South Africa, relative to the world:

(Cross-posted from the statistics thread.)

 

There are currently 372 active EarthCaches in South Africa, vs. 26346 in the world. This means 1 out of every 71 ECs is in South Africa.

For all active caches, the number for South Africa is 14257 vs. 3021117 for the world. This means 1 out of every 212 active caches is in South Africa.

Relative to all caches, ECs are overrepresented by a factor of 3.

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