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Municipalities with the most Mystery caches:

1. City of Cape Town:   176
2. Ethekwini:	        157
3. Nelson Mandela Bay:	 95
4. City of Tshwane:	 92
5. City of Johannesburg: 64

15 of the 52 municipalities in South Africa have no mystery caches.

 

Municipalities with the highest percentage of Mystery caches:

1. Uthukela:	       26.3%
2. Nelson Mandela Bay: 19.3%
3. Ethekwini:	       16.7%
4. City of Cape Town:  15.2%
5. Dr Kenneth Kaunda:  14.6%

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Percentage Mystery caches per province:

1. KZN:	         12.4%
2. Western Cape: 11.1%
3. Eastern Cape: 10.6%
4. Gauteng:	  7.8%
5. North West:	  7.6%
6. Free State:	  5.8%
7. Limpopo:	  3.2%
8. Mpumalanga:	  2.6%
9. Northern Cape: 1.3%

South Africa:     8.9%

This is a surprisingly large spread - percentage-wise KZN has almost 10 times more mystery caches than the Northern Cape.

Except for the Northern Cape, it looks as if mystery caches is a coastal preference!

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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South African Mystery caches with the most finds:

 

1.  GC3XCM1  9Icon Walk – Starting with a Puzzle	    Gauteng	178 finds
2.  GC19RGH  Old Cemetry	                            Mpumalanga	161 finds
3.  GC137CK  Toeka Se Dae	                            Limpopo	132 finds
4.  GC20XJH  Ipanema	                                    Free State	101 finds
5.  GC3K0JE  P&M's 50 Cache Dash #9: Rietvlei Self Storage  Gauteng	100 finds
6.  GC15W92  Tant Malies Antiques	                    North West	 99 finds
7.  GC3X6CV  MEGA SA 2012 - Monument Glow	            Gauteng	 98 finds
8.  GCV8C5   Lost Bomb	                                    Gauteng	 97 finds
9.  GC27JNP  Potch Pirate	                            North West	 95 finds
10. GC147AK  Hollywood Legends	                            Gauteng	 93 finds

It is strange that provinces like Limpopo and North West are on this list and the Western Cape and KZN are not.

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South African Mystery caches with the most Favorite Points:

 

1.  GC3KM3K  Da Vinci Code	                           Gauteng	40 FPs
2.  GC20XJH  Ipanema	                                   Free State	39 FPs
3.  GC2WJ2X  Maps et al	                                   Western Cape	36 FPs
4.  GC442JW  TeamDJ's Puzzle Quest #4	                   Gauteng	34 FPs
5.  GC3NMFK  Wie-se Clock	                           Gauteng	34 FPs
6.  GC1WBRJ  Longfinger	                                   Free State	33 FPs
7.  GC3X44Z  MEGA SA 2012 - The Needle in the Haystack	   Gauteng	31 FPs
8.  GC3RQNP  TeamDJ's Puzzle Quest #1	                   Gauteng	29 FPs
9.  GC3WZBP  See no Evil, Hear no Evil……..Speak no Evil??  Gauteng	28 FPs
10. GCV8C5   Lost Bomb	                                   Gauteng	27 FPs

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South African Mystery caches with the highest Favorite Point to Find ratio:

(I only considered non-premium mystery caches with 20 or more finds)

1.  GC45589  Made to Measure	                         Kwazulu Natal	15 FPs	20 finds  75.0%	FPs/find
2.  GC4R3ZR  Formicidae	                                 Western Cape	17 FPs	23 finds  73.9%	FPs/find
3.  GC4J0R3  The Treasure of the Copper Scrolls	         Eastern Cape	14 FPs	21 finds  66.7%	FPs/find
4.  GC2W63K  Robin Hood	                                 Western Cape	18 FPs	27 finds  66.7%	FPs/find
5.  GC3YY8J  Curse of the FTF # 12 - Gauteng - (Lobola)	 Gauteng	14 FPs	22 finds  63.6%	FPs/find
6.  GC2XGX3  Pieces of Eight	                         Gauteng	19 FPs	30 finds  63.3%	FPs/find
7.  GC315RW  Cape Resuscitator - Challenge Cache	 Western Cape	24 FPs	38 finds  63.2%	FPs/find
8.  GC3YQ2D  Stairway to Scouts	                         Gauteng	24 FPs	39 finds  61.5%	FPs/find
9.  GC4PHGE  PE series #10: You've completed the "P"	 Eastern Cape	14 FPs	23 finds  60.9%	FPs/find
10. GC4GV8T  ?10	                                 Gauteng	18 FPs	30 finds  60.0%	FPs/find

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Where we cached most:

During the year 21 May 2013 to 20 May 2014.

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At a different angle:

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And for South Africa only:

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South African caches with the highest find rate:

Active South African caches older than 30 days:

                                                    Placed  Finds/year
1.  GC515N6  Xtreme Joburg	                  2014/03/27   138
2.  GC4YRFD  Valyland (The Wishing Well )	  2014/02/21   117
3.  GC4ZEKT  Postboxes #15 The Mystery Cache	  2014/03/02    86
4.  GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel	  2011/09/04    82
5.  GC4J9G3  Not Really Well Hung	          2014/01/09    69
6.  GC4VYMW  The Travelbug Prison	          2013/12/27    47
7.  GC4ZFPB  The Tortoise and the Hare	          2014/03/21    45
8.  GC44XCJ  Size does matter	                  2013/01/25    44
9.  GC3WXRQ  MEGA SA 2012 -Voortrekker "Uitspan"  2012/09/16    43
10. GC4ZMDR  Kon-Tiki	                          2014/03/04    38

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South African caches with the highest find rate:

Active South African caches older than 30 days:

                                                    Placed  Finds/year
1.  GC515N6  Xtreme Joburg	                  2014/03/27   138
2.  GC4YRFD  Valyland (The Wishing Well )	  2014/02/21   117
3.  GC4ZEKT  Postboxes #15 The Mystery Cache	  2014/03/02    86
4.  GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel	  2011/09/04    82
5.  GC4J9G3  Not Really Well Hung	          2014/01/09    69
6.  GC4VYMW  The Travelbug Prison	          2013/12/27    47
7.  GC4ZFPB  The Tortoise and the Hare	          2014/03/21    45
8.  GC44XCJ  Size does matter	                  2013/01/25    44
9.  GC3WXRQ  MEGA SA 2012 -Voortrekker "Uitspan"  2012/09/16    43
10. GC4ZMDR  Kon-Tiki	                          2014/03/04    38

 

Danie, we have, up to now, been serious "lurkers" around here, but wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your stats. Find them very interesting. Thank you again.

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Danie, we have, up to now, been serious "lurkers" around here, but wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your stats. Find them very interesting. Thank you again.

 

When Danie is busy we are ALL lurkers! What can you say? Simply the greatest!

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Wherigo statistics:

The next few postings will be about Wherigo in South Africa.

 

In terms of numbers, Wherigo is one of the minor cache types. There are only 17 Wherigo caches in South Africa, of which one (GC1BB15) has been archived. These 17 caches have been found a total of 488 times, for an average of 28.7 finds/cache. This represents only 0.078% of all cache finds, or 1 Wherigo find for every 1284 cache finds in South Africa.

1.  GC3W9N8  9Icon Walk - Trek for the Voortrekker Treasure  Gauteng	    City of Tshwane	 154 finds  31.6% of all the finds
2.  GC3M703  Fairytales and Fables	                     Gauteng	    City of Johannesburg  49	    10.0%
2.  GC24DQ5       AVATAR	                             Western Cape   City of Cape Town	  48	     9.8%
4.  GC27JZ7  Help Signal build a Geocache!	             Kwazulu Natal  Ethekwini	          48	     9.8%
5.  GC326H6  BPS#5 Bezuidenhout Park Adventure Story	     Gauteng	    City of Johannesburg  37	     7.6%
6.  GC2NYNE  Quest for the Golden Orb	                     Gauteng	    City of Johannesburg  36	     7.4%
7.  GC2CBXA  Tugela Bushveld - Safari!	                     Kwazulu Natal  Uthukela	          20	     4.1%
8.  GC392AZ  The Big Bad Wolf	                             Eastern Cape   Buffalo City	  14	     2.9%
9.  GC4B905  Caledonia Hill	                             Gauteng	    City of Johannesburg  12	     2.5%
10. GC1BB15  Wherigo Takes Off in SA	                     Kwazulu Natal  Uthungulu	          10	     2.0%
10. GC1V8KT  Irish Quest	                             Eastern Cape   Buffalo City	  10	     2.0%
10. GC40TKA  BoBo the Lost Monkey	                     Kwazulu Natal  Ethekwini	          10	     2.0%
10. GC420NE  Braai Time	                                     Kwazulu Natal  Ethekwini	          10	     2.0%
10. GC4XG44  Route 67	                                     Eastern Cape   Nelson Mandela Bay	  10	     2.0%
15. GC521Y5  Rhodes Park Scavenger Hunt	                     Gauteng	    City of Johannesburg   8	     1.6%
16. GC4YF4D  St George's Park	                             Eastern Cape   Nelson Mandela Bay	   7	     1.4%
17. GC4R5MZ  The Jackal, the Guineafowl and the Barley	     Kwazulu Natal  Ethekwini	           5	     1.0%

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Number of Wherigo caches per province:

1. Gauteng:      6
1. KZN:          6
3. Eastern Cape: 4
4. Western Cape: 1

Municipalities with the most Wherigo caches:

1. Johannesburg: 5
2. Durban:       4
3. P.E.:         2
4. East London:  2

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Most Wherigo finds in South Africa:

A total of 276 cachers have found at least one Wherigo cache. The top finders are:

1. iPajero:	  14
2. DamhuisClan:	   6
2. Noddy:	   6
4. DonJolley:	   5
4. Jors:	   5
4. Kwenda Tafuta:  5
4. TechnoNut:	   5
4. ThomasfamilyZA: 5
4. Wazat:	   5
4. Wildbirds:	   5
4. rodnjoan:	   5

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Wherigo finds vs. time:

(Full years, ending on 25 May of each year)

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I am not sure why there was such a big drop during the last year. Maybe because of the MEGA (which has the very popular no. 1 Wherigo) during the previous year?

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South African Wherigo caches with the most Favorite Points:

1. GC3W9N8  9Icon Walk - Trek for the Voortrekker Treasure: 39 FPs
2. GC24DQ5       AVATAR:	                            22 FPs
3. GC326H6  BPS#5 Bezuidenhout Park Adventure Story:	    21 FPs
4. GC2NYNE  Quest for the Golden Orb:	                    19 FPs
5. GC3M703  Fairytales and Fables:	                    16 FPs

 

South African Wherigo caches with the highest FP to Finds ratio:

1. GC4XG44  Route 67	                               9 FPs  10 finds:	90.0%
2. GC4YF4D  St George's Park	                       5 FPs   7 finds:	71.4%
3. GC4R5MZ  The Jackal, the Guineafowl and the Barley  3 FPs   5 finds:	60.0%
4. GC326H6  BPS#5 Bezuidenhout Park Adventure Story   21 FPs  37 finds:	56.8%
5. GC2CBXA  Tugela Bushveld - Safari!	              11 FPs  20 finds:	55.0%

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Cacher name length:

The following graph shows the distribution of the name length of all cachers who have logged a cache in South Africa:

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The shortest cacher name is: x (1 character)

The longest cacher name is: bcrockcrawler, xstitcher, & BMXer (33 characters)

The average length is 9.5 characters and the median is 9 characters.

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Cache name length:

The following graph shows the distribution of the length of South African cache names.

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The name length varies from 1 character: ? to 50 characters (the maximum allowed length): THE BIGGEST TREE IN SOUTH AFRICA - AND 5 CHAMPIONS.

The average length is 17.7 characters and the median is 16 characters.

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Log length:

The following graph shows the distribution of (find) log lengths on South African caches.

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The average log length is 110 characters.

The median log length is 75 characters.

The peak log length is 4 (probably "TFTC").

 

It is interesting - there is a (weak) correlation between a cacher's total number of finds and his average log length - the more finds, the longer the logs. (One character longer for every extra 9 finds!)

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Log length:

The following graph shows the distribution of (find) log lengths on South African caches.

RSAloglength.jpg

The average log length is 110 characters.

The median log length is 75 characters.

The peak log length is 4 (probably "TFTC").

 

It is interesting - there is a (weak) correlation between a cacher's total number of finds and his average log length - the more finds, the longer the logs. (One character longer for every extra 9 finds!)

 

How interesting. We, or rather me (Mrs) can sometimes really wax lyrical when Mr just wants to get the job done!! Thank you again Danie, for the stats. Looooove them.

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Log length:

The following graph shows the distribution of (find) log lengths on South African caches.

RSAloglength.jpg

The average log length is 110 characters.

The median log length is 75 characters.

The peak log length is 4 (probably "TFTC").

 

It is interesting - there is a (weak) correlation between a cacher's total number of finds and his average log length - the more finds, the longer the logs. (One character longer for every extra 9 finds!)

 

Hmm, thats a strange observation. I would have thought that the more caches one does in a period - (eg, lots of caches in one day), the less you would write, as it might be harder to remember specifics about the caches, whereas if you just went and found 1 epic cache in a day, you would remember the experience better and have more to say about it.

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Hmm, thats a strange observation. I would have thought that the more caches one does in a period - (eg, lots of caches in one day), the less you would write, as it might be harder to remember specifics about the caches, whereas if you just went and found 1 epic cache in a day, you would remember the experience better and have more to say about it.

 

What are lots of caches? Five? 10? I would certainly think we can recall all the caches we visited if it is a handful. Probably a different story if one finds 50+ caches in a day...

 

I think the graph should be interpreted that the longer a cacher remains active, the more "obliged" they might feel to write up a worthy log as opposed to the number of find per day. Although there is probably a correlation between number of total find vs. average daily finds...

 

Having said that... Some time ago we found 106 caches in one day in Bloemfontein (mostly Oom Louwtjie's caches). I took a photo of each cache & location in order to write a proper log for each find. For me the length of the log I write is a reward for the effort a cache owner has put in to create a cache.

 

Would it be possible to graph favourite points vs. log length?

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Hmm, thats a strange observation. I would have thought that the more caches one does in a period - (eg, lots of caches in one day), the less you would write, as it might be harder to remember specifics about the caches, whereas if you just went and found 1 epic cache in a day, you would remember the experience better and have more to say about it.

 

I think what you will find happening is people do a lot of copy paste logs with very high word counts to keep their words per log up for badgegen.

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Hmm, thats a strange observation. I would have thought that the more caches one does in a period - (eg, lots of caches in one day), the less you would write, as it might be harder to remember specifics about the caches, whereas if you just went and found 1 epic cache in a day, you would remember the experience better and have more to say about it.

 

I think what you will find happening is people do a lot of copy paste logs with very high word counts to keep their words per log up for badgegen.

 

For the same reason a number of cachers also have very long "signatures" in their logs.

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there is a (weak) correlation between a cacher's total number of finds and his average log length - the more finds, the longer the logs. (One character longer for every extra 9 finds!)

I think it is a combination of two reasons:

Firstly, the cachers with lots of finds (hundreds/thousands) will be enthusiastic about their hobby and will know from experience how important it is to write a proper log.

And yes, copy & paste logs have an effect, especially with power series.

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Not everyone may have noticed, but Groundspeak have quietly doubled the number of PQs per day from 5 to 10. It seems they are still limited to 1000 caches per PQ.

 

Good news for the stats hounds. :)

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Not everyone may have noticed, but Groundspeak have quietly doubled the number of PQs per day from 5 to 10. It seems they are still limited to 1000 caches per PQ.

 

Good news for the stats hounds. :)

Yes, I only discovered this yesterday - good news indeed!

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Pretoria GeoArt statistics:

It is now about 25 hours after this series of 86 mystery caches has been published.

At this stage 42 have been found, which means that there are still 44 FTFs up for grabs!

2 of the caches have been temporarily archived.

76 finds have been logged on 42 caches.

The caches with the most finds:

1. GC5196R  Pretoria GeoArt 2R05 - The Choral:	           5 finds
2. GC4ZV6Q  Pretoria GeoArt E6-"Jive, Sokkie, or Tango?":  4 finds
3. GC4XV8J  Pretoria GeoArt P01 - “Music - for your soal”: 3 finds
3. GC4XV9D  Pretoria GeoArt A03 - Sudoko:	           3 finds
3. GC4XY63  Pretoria GeoArt P8 - Parks:	                   3 finds
3. GC4ZX3A  Pretoria GeoArt P03 - Friendly lady:	   3 finds
3. GC5196B  Pretoria GeoArt 2R03 - How Many Do You Want?:  3 finds
3. GC541TJ  Pretoria GeoArt O4 - Tucked Away TB Hotel:	   3 finds
3. GC54B5V  Pretoria GeoArt A2 - The Cave:	           3 finds
3. GC55169  Pretoria GeoArt T07 – All about the numbers:   3 finds

The cachers with the most finds:

1. pannie&medusae: 28 finds
2. doussya:	   15 finds
3. Orosman:	    8 finds
4. Smithietjies:    8 finds
5. Killer Midget:   3 finds

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Heading towards 2000 caches in KZN - watch this space

 

Total active caches in KZN as of now: 1994.

Excluding Event, CITO and Mega: 1987.

 

I have a few that I am working on .... :D

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Which cacher has highest average terrain rating?

Obviously the higher the number of finds, the lower the terrain ave will tend to be. So, maybe highest ave terrain with > 500 / 1000 / 2000 finds?

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Heading towards 2000 caches in KZN - watch this space

KZN:          1999
Gauteng:      2956
Western Cape: 2180
Eastern Cape: 1267
Mpumalanga:    736
Free State:    649
North West:    332
Limpopo:       315
Northern Cape: 158

Total:       10592

 

South Africa recently crossed the 10000 mark for findable active caches - we currently stand on 10070.

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Heading towards 2000 caches in KZN - watch this space

KZN: 1999

 

 

Danie

 

Maybe I am being a bit of a purist, or maybe even splitting hairs :)

 

Although event type caches are "active" - two in that total are past events which have not yet been archived, and five are future events, which "cannot be found (yet)" In addition, these will eventually have a guaranteed disappearance from the caching map, which is why I like to exclude them from the total of active caches.

 

So my take is that we should exclude event type caches from the active total.

 

In which case, KZN has 1992 [b]findable[/b] caches at this point in time.

 

Just my 2c :D

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Which cacher has highest average terrain rating?

I'll try to answer your question later - in the mean time here are the cache owners with the highest average cache elevation:

(I only considered South African cache owners with 10 or more caches)

1.  Cache Quest [ZA]    19 caches  2070.3m
2.  Team Redelinghuys   11 caches  1699.3m
3.  Team Botoks	        13 caches  1681.3m
4.  Scmeirei	        12 caches  1675.7m
5.  BAKGAT	        10 caches  1665.5m
6.  Lion4Life	        27 caches  1663.9m
7.  TheChef&theblonde   18 caches  1656.0m
8.  MRM1	        11 caches  1655.2m
9.  freburg	        12 caches  1649.7m
10. MosesC	        16 caches  1646.0m

 

And the lowest average cache elevation:

1.  tomboyamelia	12 caches     7.3m
2.  Geo Port Elizabeth	10 caches    11.4m
3.  RolandC	        13 caches    11.8m
4.  ElredL	        11 caches    22.8m
5.  The-Eaves	        10 caches    31.0m
6.  waco&winnie	        46 caches    34.2m
7.  KINGOSRIC	        27 caches    39.3m
8.  Thecrow01	        10 caches    40.8m
9.  geko4	        11 caches    44.1m
10. Shefetswe	        25 caches    44.3m

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In which case, KZN has 1992 findable caches at this point in time.

Sorry if my posting was confusing - the numbers for the provinces include all active caches (including temporarily archived caches, but excluding past events).

There are currently 1915 findable KZN caches.

Gauteng: 2724

Western Cape: 2063

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Which cacher has highest average terrain rating?

For South African cachers with at least 20 finds:

 

Highest average Terrain:

1.  PetrolCap	        59 finds  3.01
2.  Richter Family     207 finds  2.82
3.  turbodent	        24 finds  2.77
4.  gw3g	        42 finds  2.74
5.  Lively Grasshopper	40 finds  2.73
6.  lvwalker	        27 finds  2.72
7.  cmerry	        42 finds  2.70
8.  tomdog707	        34 finds  2.69
9.  caspar79	        24 finds  2.65
10. >FTR>	       178 finds  2.64

And average Difficulty:

1.  QTF	                23 finds  2.57
2.  CasaVerde	        27 finds  2.43
3.  Marxíe24	        24 finds  2.40
4.  cougarscout	        20 finds  2.38
5.  tomdog707	        34 finds  2.35
6.  perplexedpuffins    28 finds  2.34
7.  dude1000	        42 finds  2.30
8.  The Doozer37        24 finds  2.29
9.  charona	        23 finds  2.24
10. MissColumbo	        29 finds  2.22

Highest average elevation:

1.  Thequeenofhearts	26 finds  1810.2m
2.  steyntjies van rfn	26 finds  1714.2m
3.  Chewbees	        26 finds  1706.4m
4.  paashaas101	        20 finds  1693.3m
5.  MichaVD	        25 finds  1683.4m
6.  SteelJaw75	        26 finds  1672.2m
7.  we_tak	        21 finds  1671.9m
8.  oliviadK	        27 finds  1671.3m
9.  RickZA	       195 finds  1665.0m
10. divestrom	        21 finds  1655.3m

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Hi Danie

 

Yup - its not your fault it is confusing :)

 

Total Active includes disabled caches - even though a large proportion of these are heading for archival and it is well known that even disabled caches are sometimes "findable".

 

So it is indeed confusing and I wish there was a good clear-cut way of reporting this.

 

Perhaps the word "Findable" should creep in, but that may just confuse people more .... :D

 

Current KZN Cache Status

 

Trad Available 1530

Trad Disabled 62

Multi Available 96

Multi Disabled 8

Puzzle Available 240

Puzzle Disabled 6

LBH Available 9

LBH Disabled 1

WIG Available 5

WIG Disabled 0

EC Available 35

EC Disabled 0

TOTAL 1992

 

Available 1915

Disabled 77

Past Events not yet archived 2

Future Events 5

 

Grand Total 1999

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Pretoria GeoArt statistics:

At this stage all 86 have been found at least once.

All 86 of the caches are active.

424 finds have been logged by 30 cachers, for an average of 4.9 finds/cache and 14.1 finds/cacher.

 

The caches with the most finds:

1. GC54B5V  Pretoria GeoArt A2 - The Cave:	          11 finds
2. GC4XV8J  Pretoria GeoArt P01 - “Music - for your soal”: 9 finds
2. GC4YE3D  Pretoria GeoArt I03 – Umsilinga:	           9 finds
2. GC4ZV6Q  Pretoria GeoArt E6-"Jive, Sokkie, or Tango?":  9 finds
2. GC5196R  Pretoria GeoArt 2R05 - The Choral:	           9 finds
2. GC55169  Pretoria GeoArt T07 – All about the numbers:   9 finds
3. GC4ZX3A  Pretoria GeoArt P03 - Friendly lady:	   8 finds
3. GC5196B  Pretoria GeoArt 2R03 - How Many Do You Want?:  8 finds
3. GC541TJ  Pretoria GeoArt O4 - Tucked Away TB Hotel:	   8 finds

Caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC5196R  Pretoria GeoArt 2R05 - The Choral:	           4 FPs
1. GC4Y0P9  Pretoria GeoArt 2R10- "Ship To Shore".....:	   4 FPs
2. GC541TJ  Pretoria GeoArt O4 - Tucked Away TB Hotel:	   3 FPs
2. GC4Y0BH  Pretoria GeoArt O9 - Stompie:	           3 FPs
2. GC4ZA4M  Pretoria GeoArt P10 - Da Vinci:	           3 FPs
2. GC541RB  Pretoria GeoArt A6 - Make the Connection:	   3 FPs

Cachers with the most finds:

1. pannie&medusae: 92 finds
2. pirjan:	   78 finds
3. rodnjoan:	   77 finds
4. HeinG:	   52 finds
5. doussya:	   15 finds

(It looks as if there may be some double logs from pannie& medusae.)

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2000 caches in KZN:

The cache HL777 hits 1k, which was published yesterday, is the 2000 active cache in Natal. (If one excludes events, they still have 6 to go...)

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Which cacher has highest average terrain rating?

For South African cachers with at least 20 finds:

 

Highest average Terrain:

1.  PetrolCap	        59 finds  3.01
2.  Richter Family     207 finds  2.82
3.  turbodent	        24 finds  2.77
4.  gw3g	        42 finds  2.74
5.  Lively Grasshopper	40 finds  2.73
6.  lvwalker	        27 finds  2.72
7.  cmerry	        42 finds  2.70
8.  tomdog707	        34 finds  2.69
9.  caspar79	        24 finds  2.65
10. >FTR>	       178 finds  2.64

And average Difficulty:

1.  QTF	                23 finds  2.57
2.  CasaVerde	        27 finds  2.43
3.  Marxíe24	        24 finds  2.40
4.  cougarscout	        20 finds  2.38
5.  tomdog707	        34 finds  2.35
6.  perplexedpuffins    28 finds  2.34
7.  dude1000	        42 finds  2.30
8.  The Doozer37        24 finds  2.29
9.  charona	        23 finds  2.24
10. MissColumbo	        29 finds  2.22

Highest average elevation:

1.  Thequeenofhearts	26 finds  1810.2m
2.  steyntjies van rfn	26 finds  1714.2m
3.  Chewbees	        26 finds  1706.4m
4.  paashaas101	        20 finds  1693.3m
5.  MichaVD	        25 finds  1683.4m
6.  SteelJaw75	        26 finds  1672.2m
7.  we_tak	        21 finds  1671.9m
8.  oliviadK	        27 finds  1671.3m
9.  RickZA	       195 finds  1665.0m
10. divestrom	        21 finds  1655.3m

 

Hi Danie can we get these stats for cachers with over 250 finds?

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Hi Danie can we get these stats for cachers with over 250 finds?

For cachers with at least 250 finds (all of Africa):

 

Highest average Elevation:

1.  Trapsuutjie	     329 finds	1572.23	m
2.  TeamSpags	     523 finds	1534.27	m
3.  Thundastruck     314 finds	1511.33	m
4.  BigMacZA	     273 finds	1510.58	m
5.  MRM1	    1192 finds	1508.74	m
6.  Mlungu	     380 finds	1507.84	m
7.  Knight&hisLady   678 finds	1506.72	m
8.  CacheIsKing3     361 finds	1503.19	m
9.  Fier	     683 finds	1502.46	m
10. Team Botoks	     352 finds	1502.43	m

Highest average Difficulty:

1.  EinHäufchenSand  273 finds	2.43
2.  claudiodinarte   640 finds	2.32
3.  Dreas1812	     312 finds	2.32
4.  realspurtle	     312 finds	2.32
5.  Farrico&Andreia  649 finds	2.31
6.  escorcios	     918 finds	2.30
7.  TaniAndrade	     456 finds	2.30
8.  cicerocastro    1065 finds	2.30
9.  JMRodriguez	     479 finds	2.29
10. @cer	     266 finds	2.29

Highest average Terrain:

1.  super666	     319 finds	2.85
2.  magnema	     342 finds	2.82
3.  EinHäufchenSand  273 finds	2.78
4.  JoLiRa	     268 finds	2.65
5.  Marmotte	     258 finds	2.65
6.  Scorpio61	     307 finds	2.57
7.  escorcios	     918 finds	2.56
8.  Lucia&Nelson     643 finds	2.56
9.  Igel&Co	     253 finds	2.56
10. cicerocastro    1065 finds	2.55

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Hi Danie can we get these stats for cachers with over 250 finds?

For cachers with at least 250 finds (all of Africa):

 

Highest average Elevation:

1.  Trapsuutjie	     329 finds	1572.23	m
2.  TeamSpags	     523 finds	1534.27	m
3.  Thundastruck     314 finds	1511.33	m
4.  BigMacZA	     273 finds	1510.58	m
5.  MRM1	    1192 finds	1508.74	m
6.  Mlungu	     380 finds	1507.84	m
7.  Knight&hisLady   678 finds	1506.72	m
8.  CacheIsKing3     361 finds	1503.19	m
9.  Fier	     683 finds	1502.46	m
10. Team Botoks	     352 finds	1502.43	m

Highest average Difficulty:

1.  EinHäufchenSand  273 finds	2.43
2.  claudiodinarte   640 finds	2.32
3.  Dreas1812	     312 finds	2.32
4.  realspurtle	     312 finds	2.32
5.  Farrico&Andreia  649 finds	2.31
6.  escorcios	     918 finds	2.30
7.  TaniAndrade	     456 finds	2.30
8.  cicerocastro    1065 finds	2.30
9.  JMRodriguez	     479 finds	2.29
10. @cer	     266 finds	2.29

Highest average Terrain:

1.  super666	     319 finds	2.85
2.  magnema	     342 finds	2.82
3.  EinHäufchenSand  273 finds	2.78
4.  JoLiRa	     268 finds	2.65
5.  Marmotte	     258 finds	2.65
6.  Scorpio61	     307 finds	2.57
7.  escorcios	     918 finds	2.56
8.  Lucia&Nelson     643 finds	2.56
9.  Igel&Co	     253 finds	2.56
10. cicerocastro    1065 finds	2.55

 

Thanks Danie .....but you shifted the goalposts a little. Can we see it just for South Africa?

Thank you so much for your work! Not sue how you wizard up answers for us!

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Can we see it just for South Africa?

The following statistics are for cachers with more than 250 finds in South Africa:

 

Highest average Elevation:

1.  Trapsuutjie	       1574.41m on  294	finds
2.  Fier	       1552.28m	on  464	finds
3.  TeamSpags	       1546.92m	on  470	finds
4.  Thundastruck       1512.92m	on  301	finds
5.  Mlungu	       1508.88m	on  366	finds
6.  Knight&hisLady     1507.74m	on  586	finds
7.  MRM1	       1507.05m	on 1051	finds
8.  SpytriX	       1500.32m	on  677	finds
9.  Team Botoks	       1499.21m	on  333	finds
10. series land rover  1493.46m	on 1642	finds

Highest average Difficulty:

1.  tarisma		   2.21 on  294 finds
2.  HovelJ		   2.15 on  348 finds
3.  marmotte407		   2.12 on  562 finds
4.  erenei		   2.08 on  426 finds
5.  Spesbona		   2.07 on  843 finds
6.  Cacher-SA		   2.05 on  374 finds
7.  Garethmo		   2.05 on  307 finds
8.  Skilpad		   2.04 on  603 finds
9.  Strandloper3	   2.03 on  615 finds
10. capeccr  		   2.00 on  565 finds

Highest average Terrain:

1.  capeccr		   2.58 on  565 finds
2.  carlstein		   2.57 on  328 finds
3.  The Moots		   2.33 on  323 finds
4.  CapeDoc		   2.31 on  567 finds
5.  the pooks		   2.30 on  555 finds
6.  Zambesiboy		   2.27 on 1117 finds
7.  ralph1dc		   2.22 on  717 finds
8.  OneMatchFox		   2.20 on  565 finds
9.  Discombob		   2.18 on  406 finds
10. adilawson		   2.17 on  957 finds

 

A cache's mdCaching point is the product of its Difficulty and its Terrain ratings, and of all of these, is probably a truer indication of a cache's difficulty.

Highest average mdCaching points:

1.  tarisma		   7.28 on  294 finds
2.  capeccr		   6.77 on  565 finds
3.  HovelJ		   6.71 on  348 finds
4.  marmotte407		   6.34 on  562 finds
5.  OneMatchFox		   6.16 on  565 finds
6.  the pooks		   6.06 on  555 finds
7.  Zambesiboy		   6.03 on 1117 finds
8.  Strandloper3	   5.96 on  615 finds
9.  Skilpad		   5.96 on  603 finds
10. CapeDoc		   5.92 on  567 finds

To put this into perspective - the average mdCaching point of all South African finds is 3.59

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Densest 1km radius:

 

I was surprised to see the big change - KZN and the Eastern Cape managed to pass Gauteng:

1. KZN:	       GC2BAAJ	Stainbank Dam:	                 39 caches
2. EC:	       GC2NQE8	BRICKMAKERSKLOOF BRIDGE:         34 caches
3. Gauteng:    GC3WDXM	MEGA SA 2012 – Protea caffra:    33 caches
4. Free State: GC3G5TN	Sesde straat:	                 28 caches
5. WC:	       GC3FXYY	Alphabet Soup Challenge: W Cape: 24 caches
6. Mpumalanga: GC22GKD	Rock With No Home(s):	         22 caches
7. NW:	       GC1Z3MV	A"maze"ing:	                 11 caches
8. Limpopo:    GC3QMPY	Springbokkie:	                  5 caches
9. NC:	       GC3E0DP	Oval Track Jan Kemp:	          5 caches

 

Densest 10km radius:

1. Gauteng:    GC4GV88	?7:	                        668 caches
2. WC:	       GC3AR4P	The way you make me smile:	482 caches
3. KZN:	       GC531CJ	Stumped:	                451 caches
4. EC:	       GC42GYM	Yellow:	                        419 caches
5. Free State: GC3M3K0	Frans Wessels:	                279 caches
6. Mpumalanga: GC1J3MY	Number 9:	                128 caches
7. NW:	       GC4T1PT	TB Lace Hotel:	                 63 caches
8. Limpopo:    GC3GPPF	Klippe:	                         42 caches
9. NC:	       GC18MME	Jack Hindon:	                 15 caches

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Centroids:

RSA:	    S29 21.870  E26 40.210  Nearest cache: GC1P0G1  Rustfontein Yacht Club	 Farthest cache: GC4J6P0  Gems of the West Coast: 993.53km
Gauteng:    S25 59.857	E28 06.635  Nearest cache: GC4WQ1P  Boulders		         Farthest cache: GC2FVNZ  Off the beaten track:	  101.47km
WC:	    S33 55.313	E19 14.879  Nearest cache: GCZBYC   S2 Elandskloof		 Farthest cache: GC39YD7  Padstal 3 Susters:	  420.30km
KZN:	    S29 26.289	E30 36.891  Nearest cache: GC3HYXJ  Schroeders Road - Ghostline	 Farthest cache: GC4VXV0  Kosi Bay:	          359.33km
EC:	    S33 21.852	E26 11.895  Nearest cache: GC1A80B  Giant Arch		         Farthest cache: GC12GZ9  Transkei View Cave:	  458.21km
Mpumalanga: S25 35.412	E30 36.374  Nearest cache: GCVG10   C'mon Baby Light My Fire     Farthest cache: GC437KD  Lions Rest:	          256.14km
Free State: S28 36.327	E26 57.175  Nearest cache: GC58YH0  Dup Senior's First Hide!     Farthest cache: GCY1NM	  Memel Escarpment:	  284.89km
NW:	    S26 05.335	E27 07.924  Nearest cache: GC49X3K  ECC3		         Farthest cache: GC2GY8W  Boetsap Falls:	  337.39km
Limpopo:    S24 05.942	E29 35.799  Nearest cache: GC37N34  Berg Aloe		         Farthest cache: GC4N80H  CROOKS CORNER:	  255.22km
NC:	    S29 21.039	E21 36.308  Nearest cache: GC1AYZ6  Putsonderwater	         Farthest cache: GC4JA4A  Kalahari Sands:	  533.79km

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It seems like of the 11 000 odd active geocaches in SA only 60 are Premium member caches.

I thought it would be somewhat higher then that.

 

Danie can you confirm if I am right?

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It seems like of the 11 000 odd active geocaches in SA only 60 are Premium member caches.

I thought it would be somewhat higher then that.

 

Danie can you confirm if I am right?

 

Anton - From my database.

 

Active in SA as of yesterday: 11021

PMO Caches: 124

 

PT

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Danie can you confirm if I am right?

My number is about the same as Anton's.

 

South Africa, all Premium caches: 160

South Africa, active Premium caches: 125

Per province:

1. Gauteng:    46
2. KZN:        33
3. WC:         20
4. Mpumalanga: 12
5. EC:         10
6. FS:          2
7. Limpopo:     1
8. NW:          1
9. NC:          0

The rest of Africa has 150 active Premium caches.

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Owners of the most active South African Premium caches:

 

1. TheChef&theblonde: 18
2. TeamDJ*:    	      13
3. Fish Eagle:	       8
3. Garethmo:	       8
5. OneMatchFox:	       7
5. TechnoNut:	       7
7. PieterM:	       5
8. Wh00:	       4
8. ferdie.estelle:     4
8. simplr:	       4

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