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Thanks Pete, once Clyde has done his thing, I'll do too.

 

Clyde has done his thing. Build 33, and 34 to fix 33.

 

Download here http://gsak.net/GSAK851B34.exe

 

Gsak macro CheckZAcounties and map definition file for FindstatsGen updated.

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Cardinal and most popular caches in South Africa:

 

The following caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC2GG2C  Nobel  Square:	             1192 finds
2. GCMYYZ   Table Top Trove:	             1068 finds
3. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel: 1004 finds
4. GC114RH  Cape Town TB Hotel:	              728 finds
5. GC77E    Cape Agulhas:	              678 finds

 

The following caches have the most favourite points:

1. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel:  314 FPs
2. GC2X329  Stellenbosch TB Lodge:	      100 FPs
3. GC2D9WC  SS: Lusitania:	               93 FPs
4. GC3WXRQ  MEGA SA 2012 -Voortrekker: 	       88 FPs
5. GC1ABZK  Table Mountain - Cape Town:	       78 FPs

 

Centroid and Cardinal caches:

The centroid of all active South African caches is S29 34.258 E26 32.820

The closest cache to the centroid is GC1P0G1 Rustfontein Yacht Club.

Highest cache: GC35P1A Champagne Castle

 

North: GC15MHT Mapungubwe - Cinnamon Rock Bunting

East: GC4VXV0 Kosi Bay

South: GC1H9WR 2 Oceans

West: GC4J6P0 Gems of the West Coast

 

The following are relative to the centroid:

NE: GC4N80H CROOKS CORNER

SE: GC5BVAV Dirty Dans Stash

SW: GC2C19Q SS: Phyllisia

NW: GC4JA4A Kalahari Sands

 

The following cachers have found most of the 9 cardinal caches:

1. iPajero:	  7
2. TechnoNut:	  5
3. Danie Viljoen: 4
3. The Huskies:	  4
3. cownchicken:	  4

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Gauteng:

 

The following Gauteng caches have the most logged finds:

1. GCZ2J4   8th St. Albans Scout Troop:	                        349 finds
2. GC1B7N5  Pretoria Hitch Hiker Hotel:	                        326 finds
3. GCQV23   Union Buildings Pretoria:	                        292 finds
4. GCQDAE   A river runs through it:	                        290 finds
5. GC3WXRQ  MEGA SA 2012 -Voortrekker "Uitspan" Travellers Inn:	289 finds

Gauteng caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC3WXRQ  MEGA SA 2012 -Voortrekker "Uitspan" Travellers Inn:	 88 FPs
2. GC1GZ0K  Little Netherlands TB Hotel:	                 60 FPs
3. GC2EX44  Curse of the FTF # 3 - Gauteng (Guardhouse):	 51 FPs
4. GC3W9N8  9Icon Walk - Trek for the Voortrekker Treasure:	 45 FPs
5. GC2ABAX  German Letters, Portuguese Stamps:	                 42 FPs

(It appears as if a long name helps to get FPs!)

 

Centroid: S25 59.786 E28 06.394

The closest cache to the centroid is GC4WQ1P Boulders

Highest cache: GC4Q1YN 9Peaks - Toringkop

Lowest cache: GC4FCZW Tswaing Salt Lake

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC4PB15 The Curse of the Nano’s #29

East: GC19QTG Makwasi

South: GC2FVNZ Off the beaten track

West: GC34D0D R501 : V - Split

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Western Cape:

 

The following WC caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC2GG2C  Nobel  Square:	             1194 finds
2. GCMYYZ   Table Top Trove:	             1069 finds
3. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel: 1005 finds
4. GC114RH  Cape Town TB Hotel:	              728 finds
5. GC77E    Cape Agulhas:	              679 finds

WC caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel:  314 FPs
2. GC2X329  Stellenbosch TB Lodge:	      100 FPs
3. GC2D9WC  SS: Lusitania:	               94 FPs
4. GC1ABZK  Table Mountain - Cape Town:	       78 FPs
5. GCMYYZ   Table Top Trove:	               61 FPs

Centroid: S33 54.839 E19 19.320

The closest active cache to the centroid is GCZBYC S2 Elandskloof

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC39YD7 Padstal 3 Susters, 373.6km)

 

Highest cache: GC4V3CP 9Peaks - Seweweekspoort Peak: 2325m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC10DZH  Wamkelekile Kumtla Kapa
East:  GC5FZ82  Blaauwkrantz Ridge
South: GC1H9WR  2 Oceans
West:  GC22TG2  SS: Columbine Lighthouse

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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Cardinal and most popular caches: KZN:

 

The following KZN caches have the most logged finds:

1. GCYF79   Mandelas last moments of freedom: 323 finds
2. GCK3CC   ND Botanical Garden:	      266 finds
3. GC22R0V  Ballito boardwalk:	              232 finds
4. GC16291  Durban View #2:	              228 finds
5. GC1GH04  Stretch a Leg #3:	              222 finds
5. GC1YZP2  Estuary Walk:	              222 finds

KZN caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC5CW9M  MEGA Suprise:	 75 FPs
2. GC4QNAT  Nailed!:	         49 FPs
3. GC4P942  Stoned:	         42 FPs
4. GC31T77  Surprise Surprise:	 38 FPs
5. GC3WBZC  Caching for Dummies: 35 FPs

Centroid: S29 28.020 E30 35.616

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC3HZ0J Schroeders Road - Retyred

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC4VXV0 Kosi Bay, 363.1km)

 

Highest cache: GC35P1A Champagne Castle: 3373m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC2B3X2  Ezulwini Experience
East:  GC4VXV0  Kosi Bay
South: GC43E27  Granny's Pool
West:  GC496EN  Mont-Aux-Sources View (3000m+)

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Cardinal and most popular caches: KZN:

 

Thanks Danie!!!

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Danie - not sure if you can work your magic - but can you tell us which active SA cachers have been caching for 10 years or longer?

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which active SA cachers have been caching for 10 years or longer?

It is quite a list. I only considered cachers who have logged a South African find during the last year:

1. Jors	           14.27
2. Peter Scholtz	   13.63
3. Brick	           13.56
4. Goofster	           13.31
5. clifford	           13.30
6. warthog	           12.90
7. GuyHarwood	           12.84
8. Tricky Vicky & Mickey  12.84
9. Stefanoodle	           12.52
10. Svenvs	           12.06
11. ouvrou	           12.06
12. GlobalRat	           11.89
13. Seeker Two	           11.76
14. Tigers Two	           11.58
15. cownchicken	           11.29
16. Wooden Lion	           11.29
17. Abazingeli	           11.25
18. Diamond Digger	   11.22
19. Bjbez	           11.19
20. chris.botha	           10.86
21. vanzyllo	           10.83
22. Discombob	           10.77
23. I&J	                   10.71
24. fun four family	   10.70
25. cache-fan	           10.68
26. Noddy	           10.63
27. Fred&Debbie	           10.63
28. Whostops	           10.62
29. Stasher	           10.62
30. Grubsner	           10.47
31. wessie	           10.45
32. Tsongkapa	           10.44
33. geocacher_coza	   10.39
34. leapfrogg	           10.33
35. iStops	           10.32
36. bundu2	           10.22
37. janputte	           10.22
38. GeoPoppit	           10.19
39. AntarcticMan	   10.17
40. Swallow	           10.09
41. Zouga	           10.08
42. Patrick99	           10.03

This represents 12.4% of the cachers whose first find was more than 10 years ago. In other words, one in 8 of them continued for at least 10 years.

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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which active SA cachers have been caching for 10 years or longer?

It is quite a list. I only considered cachers who have logged a South African find during the last year:

1. Jors	           14.27
2. Peter Scholtz	   13.63
3. Brick	           13.56
4. Goofster	           13.31
5. clifford	           13.30
6. warthog	           12.90
7. GuyHarwood	           12.84
8. Tricky Vicky & Mickey  12.84
9. Stefanoodle	           12.52
10. Svenvs	           12.06
11. ouvrou	           12.06
12. GlobalRat	           11.89
13. Seeker Two	           11.76
14. Tigers Two	           11.58
15. cownchicken	           11.29
16. Wooden Lion	           11.29
17. Abazingeli	           11.25
18. Diamond Digger	   11.22
19. Bjbez	           11.19
20. chris.botha	           10.86
21. vanzyllo	           10.83
22. Discombob	           10.77
23. I&J	                   10.71
24. fun four family	   10.70
25. cache-fan	           10.68
26. Noddy	           10.63
27. Fred&Debbie	           10.63
28. Whostops	           10.62
29. Stasher	           10.62
30. Grubsner	           10.47
31. wessie	           10.45
32. Tsongkapa	           10.44
33. geocacher_coza	   10.39
34. leapfrogg	           10.33
35. iStops	           10.32
36. bundu2	           10.22
37. janputte	           10.22
38. GeoPoppit	           10.19
39. AntarcticMan	   10.17
40. Swallow	           10.09
41. Zouga	           10.08
42. Patrick99	           10.03

This represents 12.4% of the cachers whose first find was more than 10 years ago. In other words, one in 8 of them continued for at least 10 years.

 

Wow - certainly is a large list.

 

I reckon we should award each of these guys a special SA 10 year veteran badge to display on their profile page. Anyone keen to develop something like that?

 

Secondly - what about the 9 year olds - so we can encourage them to keep on caching?

 

I think it's brilliant that there is such a long list - and we should keep both sides of the Bell curve going (long timers and newbies).

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what about the 9 year olds - so we can encourage them to keep on caching?

The following cachers have been caching for more than 9 years, but less than 10:

(The period between their first and last South African finds logged)

1. DustDogs.com	    9.91 years
2. colinaly	            9.87 years
3. Team Bramble	    9.82 years
4. Cleminsons	            9.81 years
5. Emandee	            9.76 years
6. carlstein	            9.74 years
7. battlerat and pussycat  9.66 years
8. Fier	            9.65 years
9. janpe	            9.63 years
10. zatinus	            9.62 years
11. rainermarais	    9.59 years
12. The Huskies	            9.59 years
13. series land rover	    9.49 years
14. Bosveldklong	    9.42 years
15. Fish Eagle	            9.39 years
16. Looney Larkman	    9.36 years
17. Feathervet	            9.36 years
18. Beetles	            9.35 years
19. Zambesiboy	            9.35 years
20. rodnjoan	            9.34 years
21. 5_star	            9.33 years
22. tomtwogates	            9.32 years
23. miking	            9.29 years
24. ANNCHA01	            9.28 years
25. Tim&Brig	            9.27 years
26. Wild Team	            9.24 years
27. marcellomaestro	    9.24 years
28. Stormers	            9.20 years
29. Adventure King	    9.20 years
30. greengrass.j	    9.19 years
31. ddpisani	            9.18 years
32. SeekersFinders	    9.18 years
33. W@lly	            9.16 years
34. outop	            9.14 years
35. GeoAJ	            9.09 years
36. Hectic	            9.07 years
37. DieBoesman	            9.07 years
38. Culling Song	    9.05 years
39. GEOAngus	            9.04 years
40. bobjana	            9.03 years
41. Littleclan	            9.03 years
42. BornAdventures	    9.03 years
43. pietbad	            9.01 years
44. maladez	            9.00 years
45. speedstripe	            9.00 years
46. hosta	            9.00 years
47. McBirdie	            9.00 years

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Cacher attrition rate:

 

The following graph is (yet another) way to look at how long South African cachers actually stay active:

 

RSA%20Cacher%20Survival%20Rate.jpg

Each point on the graph was calculated as follows: For a specific period, the number of cachers who had actually been active for at least that period was divided by the total number who have started early enough and thus could have been active for at least that period.

 

It shows very high initial attrition (the 50% point is at 9 days), but thereafter it is actually not too bad. Of those that survive one year, about 50% make it until 8 years.

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Free State:

 

The following Free State caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC161FQ  Arts & Crafts:	    309	finds
2. GC17RNT  Oxwagon Road:	    245	finds
2. GC22B1   N1 Sandriver - GMC001Z: 245	finds
4. GC17F5D  Makiti:	            207	finds
5. GC17RMK  Very Berry:	            204	finds

Free State caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC3R5ER  Antron's Puzzle Box I:   43	FPs
2. GC20XJH  Ipanema:	             38	FPs
3. GC1WBRJ  Longfinger:	             33	FPs
4. GC40M7T  Antron's Puzzle Box II:  32	FPs
5. GC23RQN  All the fives:	     26	FPs

 

Centroid: S28 37.163 E26 57.061

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC58YH0 Dup Senior's First Hide!

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GCY1NM Memel Escarpment, 285.57km)

 

Highest cache: GC4R9GA 9Peaks - Namahadi: 3275m

Lowest cache: GC1PHK1 Burgher Monument: 1138m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC1Y41A  Maccauvlei
East:  GCY1NM   Memel Escarpment
South: GC5F3WF  Happy Birthday
West:  GC4M5M9  Wolweplaat 3 generations

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Eastern Cape:

 

The following EC caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC20AM9  "Kerneels se klip":	            345 finds
2. GCTF3T   Zuurkop:	                    338 finds
3. GC15HJE  Spekboom:	                    332 finds
4. GCTF3R   Domkrag Dam:	            327 finds
5. GC1A2VY  Kadouw lookout:	            300 finds

EC caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC20AM9  "Kerneels se klip":	             31	FPs
2. GC2MDP9  POOH CORNER SAFE:	             29	FPs
3. GC1K62K  Batman Returns:	             28	FPs
4. GC42X87  Growing Up:	                     25	FPs
5. GC4NNRA  Port Elizabeth Airport TB Hotel: 23	FPs

Centroid: S33 24.163 E26 04.575

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC38Y1W Sidbury Sports Club

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC12GZ9 Transkei View Cave, 468.54km)

 

Highest cache: GC4RGYK 9Peaks - Kwa Duma: 3019m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC12GZ9  Transkei View Cave
East:  GC444B4  Umtavuna Wild Side
South: GC106F1  Coffee at the lighthouse
West:  GC4NA2V  Betowerende grondpaaie: Die wipwa R407

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Mpumalanga:

 

The following Mpumalanga caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC19QVQ  Three Rondavels:	                     341 finds
2. GC11PFM  Milly's:	                             295 finds
3. GCVG1V   Dalmanutha:	                             287 finds
4. GC2P5HM  Stretch a leg N3 North Villiers Padstal: 271 finds
5. GC11H2Z  Lowveld View:	                     269 finds

Mpumalanga caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC19QVQ  Three Rondavels:	                      39 FPs
2. GC21VPM  God's Window:	                      32 FPs
3. GC1785M  Kruger National Park:	              31 FPs
4. GCYEJN   Bourkes Maze:	                      30 FPs
5. GC1NBD2  Blyde River Canyon:	                      24 FPs

Centroid: S25 36.533 E30 34.885

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC5D4VC Reminders of the past

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC437KD Lions Rest, 252.9km)

 

Highest cache: GC4Q1X5 9Peaks - Die Berg: 2331m

Lowest cache: GC1N1V5 Hippo Pools Wind Holes: 171m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC33PJ0  Rhyolite Dyke S39
East:  GC20F0J  Lebombo's Rhyolite
South: GC2B7G6  Volksrust Raceway 
West:  GC437KD  Lions Rest

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Cardinal and most popular caches: North West:

 

The following North West caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC13HPH  Jasmyn se Geheim - Jasmyns' Secret:	302 finds
2. GCVCB3   Leopard Hide:	                295 finds
3. GC15W4J  Dam View 2 - Haarties:	        227 finds
4. GC183Q0  Mankwe Dam:	                        214 finds
5. GC2NMPF  BRr - This Shale Rocks! - 03:	210 finds

North West caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC1BTBM  Tonteldoos VIII – Vredesboom:	 34 FPs
2. GC3469H  TX77:	                         20 FPs
3. GCE74    Magaliesberg 1(Maanhaarrand):	 17 FPs
3. GCVDGZ   Klipspringer:	                 17 FPs
5. GCGYQA   North West's Best View:	         16 FPs

Centroid: S26 02.920 E27 08.855

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC49X3K ECC3

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC2GY8W Boetsap Falls, 341.41km)

 

Highest cache: GC1H85M Mumsie’s Magic, 1729m

Lowest cache: GC39007 Madikwe - Molatedi Village, 927m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC4NBT0  Abjaterskop Gate
East:  GC5Q95W  Cape Vulture
South: GC2GY8W  Boetsap Falls
West:  GC40JE4  Blackheath Farm

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Limpopo:

 

The following Limpopo caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC13CA5  1837:	              203 finds
2. GC137MW  Siamese Vegetation:	      188 finds
3. GC137PP  Mini Wonderboom Cache:    178 finds
4. GC137C3  Mabalingwe:	              173 finds
5. GC137CK  Toeka Se Dae:	      163 finds

Limpopo caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC1N1VD  Olifants River Overlook:   17 FPs
2. GC25JFB  Natures Rock Art:	       11 FPs
3. GC1BN77  Phalaborwa Mine Viewpoint:	8 FPs
3. GC15MJQ  Mapungubwe - Black Eagle:	8 FPs
5. GC137D0  Belas Best View:	        7 FPs

Centroid: S24 05.352 E29 34.712

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC37N34 Berg Aloe

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC4N80H CROOKS CORNER, 255.7km)

 

Highest cache: GC4Q0CJ 9Peaks - Iron Crown, 2126m

Lowest cache: GC4N80H CROOKS CORNER, 199m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC15MHT  Mapungubwe - Cinnamon Rock Bunting
East:  GC1N1VD  Olifants River Overlook
South: GC3YQ2W  LROC Two Provinces
West:  GC5ENZR  Lovers nest

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Northern Cape:

 

The following Northern Cape caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC2B9F2  What you looking at?:      162 finds
2. GC11J35  Augrabies Falls - Arrarat: 154 finds
3. GC1WQZM  out of this world:	       143 finds
4. GC17HV3  Tierberg:	               133 finds
5. GC2B8NB  Warm welcome:	       123 finds

Northern Cape caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC11J35  Augrabies Falls - Arrarat:	22 FPs
2. GC1YZMP  Kimberley Big Hole:	        19 FPs
3. GC3DDZ5  Van der Stel Mine:	        14 FPs
4. GC11TGW  The Eye:	                12 FPs
5. GC17HV3  Tierberg:	                11 FPs
5. GC20ETY  Rock stars:	                11 FPs

Centroid: S29 27.383 E21 24.164

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC1AYZ6 Putsonderwater

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC4JA4A Kalahari Sands, 539.5km)

 

Highest cache: GC4RGZ2 9Peaks - Murch Point, 2156m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC4JA4A  Kalahari Sands
East:  GCZWQW   Norvalspont Concentration Camp
South: GC2WBXT  No Man's Land
West:  GC4J6P0  Gems of the West Coast

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Cardinal and most popular caches: All of Africa:

 

The following African caches have the most logged finds:

1. GC1G6MP  Vista dunas-View dunes-Aussicht Dünen, Canary Islands: 3250	finds
2. GC1B428  Zona-Velha,	                           Madeira:	   3211	finds
3. GC10499  Las Dunas,                             Canary Islands: 3201	finds
4. GC1HGP5  Playa del Ingles,                      Canary Islands: 2924	finds
5. GC1QB6K  Palm Beach,                            Canary Islands: 2840	finds

African caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel,       South Africa:    316	FPs
2. GCXG2N   Darkness - Oscuridad – Dunkelheit,     Canary Islands:  313	FPs
3. GCDEF2   Hole in One?,	                   Canary Islands:  310	FPs
4. GCHXPA   El Gordo (Lost Place)	           Canary Islands:  295	FPs
5. GCRE6K   The 'Barranco El Rio' construction,    Canary Islands:  281	FPs

 

Centroid: S17 06.484 E19 18.771 (Southern Angola)

The closest active cache to the centroid is GCNB23 LCCSA - RSA Lost Guinea Fowl, Namibia, 209.6km

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC48YPE "Naufrágio do Varuna", Madeira, 6777km)

 

Highest cache: GC10CTQ Uhuru Peak, Tanzania, 5858m

Lowest cache: GC4W9H7 Deep Gold, Mauritius, -2431m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC2KX7F  Nearly Northerly, Tunisia 
East:  GC4W9H7  Deep Gold, Mauritius
South: GC1H9WR  2 Oceans, South Africa
West:  GC1YRKK  Ribeira do Tarrafal, Cape Verde

The following are relative to the centroid:
NE:    GCRCNC   Dur Ghella Cache, Eritrea
SE:    GC4W05J  Xmas Rock, South Africa
SW:    GC12CXP  Ghosts of Time, Namibia
NW:    GC48YPE  "Naufrágio do Varuna", Madeira

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Cardinal and most popular caches: Continental Africa:

 

The following African caches (excluding all islands) have the most logged finds:

1. GC2GG2C  Nobel  Square,	             South Africa  1185	finds
2. GCMYYZ   Table Top Trove,	             South Africa  1066	finds
3. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel, South Africa  1001	finds
4. GC1956A  Valley of the Kings,	     Egypt	    800	finds
5. GC114RH  Cape Town TB Hotel,	             South Africa   724	finds

Continental African caches with the most Favourite Points:

1. GC31WXR  Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel, South Africa   316	FPs
2. GC1956A  Valley of the Kings,	     Egypt	    114	FPs
3. GCJG9J   Cheops V,	                     Egypt	    106	FPs
4. GC2X329  Stellenbosch TB Lodge,	     South Africa   100	FPs
5. GC2EGK8  Giftun,  	                     Egypt	     96	FPs

Centroid: S25 42.400 E25 56.301 (South Africa)

The closest active cache to the centroid is GC4PJX1 Hanging tree, South Africa

(The farthest active cache from the centroid is GC2GNWA Grottes d'Hercules, Morocco, 7611km)

 

Highest cache: GC10CTQ Uhuru Peak, Tanzania, 5858m

Lowest cache: GCPAFJ Lac Assal, Really Deep, -133.1m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC2KX7F  Nearly Northerly, Tunisia
East:  GC5NGNP  No p-rates here!, Somalia
South: GC1H9WR  2 Oceans, South Africa
West:  GC4TH64  BBC - Bucks1969 Birthdaycache Challenge, Senegal

The following are relative to the centroid:
NE:    GC5NGNP  No p-rates here!, Somalia
SE:    GCXBZD   The Gap, South Africa
SW:    GC2BCDG  SS: La Rozette, South Africa
NW:    GC2GNWA  Grottes d'Hercules, Morocco

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Cardinal and most popular caches: All of Africa:

 

......... SNIP >

 

Highest cache: GC10CTQ Uhuru Peak, Tanzania, 5858m

Lowest cache: GC4W9H7 Deep Gold, Mauritius, -2431m

 

Cardinal caches:

North: GC2KX7F  Nearly Northerly, Tunisia 
East:  GC4W9H7  Deep Gold, Mauritius
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WOW - this cache DEEP GOLD is quite somthing!! :ph34r:

 

I wonder if it will ever be found?

 

Thanks for all the stats Danie - appreciated.

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I wonder if it will ever be found?

According to the logs it has been found once. I would very much like to know how one retrieves and signs a log at that depth!

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Most finds during the past year:

 

South African finds during the year 16 May 2014 to 15 May 2015:

During this period a total of 8941 cachers logged at least one find (or attended at least one event).

A total of 163977 finds were logged.

 

1. Spesbona	 1619 finds
2. iPajero	 1340 finds
3. Voëlhond	 1289 finds
4. AdieA	 1253 finds
5. The Huskies	 1207 finds
6. GorNat	 1013 finds
7. ChrisDen	  981 finds
7. Team Venter	  981 finds
9. Andredj	  933 finds
10. Mixs	  886 finds

It is not often that somebody beats iPajero!

To get into the top 100 you would have needed 278 finds for the year.

To get into the top 10% you need 30 finds for the year.

To get into the top 1000 you need 26 finds.

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I wonder if it will ever be found?

According to the logs it has been found once. I would very much like to know how one retrieves and signs a log at that depth!

 

I have to disagree with you Danie - according to the logs there are 4 DNF's and a heap of Notes written. The DNF's are not attempts to find the cache either but rather "notes" and comments. The CO says that they will be visiting the cache later in 2015 again!

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I have to disagree with you Danie - according to the logs there are 4 DNF's and a heap of Notes written. The DNF's are not attempts to find the cache either but rather "notes" and comments. The CO says that they will be visiting the cache later in 2015 again!

Strange, when I checked this morning, there was one find. (I have it in my database as well). It must have been deleted today. There is still a note that comments on this find (2015-01-10).

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Most hides during the past year:

 

South African hides during the year 16 May 2014 to 15 May 2015:

During this period a total of 428 cachers placed at least one cache.

A total of 2392 caches were placed during the year.

1. PieterM	       72
2. TechnoNut	       70
3. AdieA	       63
4. SKATTIE@1	       52
   V-ixen	       52
6. scubie999	       50
7. simplr	       48
8. waco&winnie	       42
9. PumTim	       35
   Louwtjie&Vroutjie  35

To be in the top 10% you need to have placed 43 caches during the year.

To be in the top 100 you need 6 hides.

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Favourite Point distribution:

 

The following graph shows the FP distribution for active, non-event, South African caches:

RSA%20FP%20distribution.jpg

This shows that just over half of all the caches have no FPs, 16.8% of all caches have 1 FP, etc.

The average number of FPs per active cache is 2.28

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Favourite Point distribution:

 

The following graph shows the FP distribution for active, non-event, South African caches:

 

This shows that just over half of all the caches have no FPs, 16.8% of all caches have 1 FP, etc.

The average number of FPs per active cache is 2.28

 

This is good - it means that 50% of caches deserve at least 1 FP, and the 95th percentile is at 10 FPs - so 1 out of 20 caches get more than 10 FPs.

 

Danie - any chance of doing this for the major provinces please?

 

PT

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OK - nice stats but we also need to remember that only Premium Members can award FP's. What percentage of caches in SA are PM's? Is that figure available perhaps? You can then run the same stat and see what the difference is. Just a thought.

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What percentage of caches in SA are PM's? Is that figure available perhaps?

 

I think you meant CacheRs :)

 

But, as a matter of interest, there are 193 PMO caches in SA out of a total of 11533 active caches (excluding events and CITOs).

 

:)

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we also need to remember that only Premium Members can award FP's. What percentage of caches in SA are PM's? Is that figure available perhaps? You can then run the same stat and see what the difference is. Just a thought.

I know of no way to determine who are premium members and who are not. What we do have is the total number of Favourite Points awarded (26086 for the whole of South Africa), as well as the total number of finds (607576). (I only considered active, non-event caches.) That gives us a ratio of 23.3 finds/FP for South Africa. For every 10 finds by a premium member, one FP can be awarded. (I am not sure if that includes attending of events?) All things being equal and looking at this number simplistically would imply that 43% of all cachers must be premium members. I think, however, that the number is much lower than this, mostly because of the last reason in the following list:

 

Some factors which complicate this:

  • Very old caches may have had many finds before FPs were introduced
  • Premium members may not use all their FPs
  • Statistically, premium members and non-premium members probably behave differently - I would be surprised if many of the very large number of cachers who only find one or two caches before they drop out, are premium members. The other side of this argument is that there are good reasons to believe that the majority of the top finders would be premium members. A relatively small number of cachers are in other words probably responsible for most of the FPs.

Given the above, I would be surprised if more than 10% of South African cachers are premium members.

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any chance of doing this for the major provinces please?

 

PT

Favourite Point distribution: KZN:

KZN%20FP%20distribution.jpg

Total number of FPs: 4126

The ratio of finds to FPs for KZN is 20.9

The 95% percentile is 8, in other words, 5% of all active KZN caches have more than 8 FPs.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Western Cape:

WC%20FP%20distribution.jpg

Total number of FPs: 8163

The ratio of finds to FPs for the Western Cape is 19.8

The 95% percentile is 13.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Gauteng:

Gauteng%20FP%20distribution.jpg

Total number of FPs: 6881

The ratio of finds to FPs for Gauteng is 28.9

The 95% percentile is 11.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Eastern Cape:

EC%20FP%20distribution.jpg

Total number of FPs: 2977

The ratio of finds to FPs for the Eastern Cape is 19.3

The 95% percentile is 8.

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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any chance of doing this for the major provinces please?

 

PT

Favourite Point distribution: KZN:

 

The ratio of finds to FPs for KZN is 20.9

The 95% percentile is 8, in other words, 5% of all active KZN caches have more than 8 FPs.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Western Cape:

 

The ratio of finds to FPs for the Western Cape is 19.8

The 95% percentile is 13.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Gauteng:

 

The ratio of finds to FPs for Gauteng is 28.9

The 95% percentile is 11.

 

Favourite Point distribution: Eastern Cape:

 

The ratio of finds to FPs for the Eastern Cape is 19.3

The 95% percentile is 8.

 

Thanks Danie - KZN, WC and EC are similar in Finds per FP, but not GP.

Either the GP cachers are "stingier" than cachers in the other provinces.

Or there are more basic members finding caches in GP. Probably the latter.

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KZN, WC and EC are similar in Finds per FP, but not GP.

Either the GP cachers are "stingier" than cachers in the other provinces.

Or there are more basic members finding caches in GP. Probably the latter.

Or there may simply be fewer FP-worthy caches in Gauteng!

 

Looking at these numbers, a few interesting facts stand out:

  • The FP distribution in the Western Cape is the most even - it has the fewest caches without FPs and the flattest distribution.
  • The Eastern Cape, on the other hand, has the lowest finds to FP ratio as well as the lowest 95th percentile.
  • Gauteng has the highest percentage caches without FPs (which strengthens my initial remark).

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I tend to agree with Danie on why the Gauteng caches have a lower % FP's. The majority of Gauteng is urban and that means smaller caches hidden in an urban environment - ie: magnetic micros abound! :unsure: I will VERY SELDOM award an FP for a magnetic micro unless it is exceptional. One also needs to look at the huge amount of power trail caches in the province as well. I'm not saying that Gauteng caches are not good - I have found some excellent hides - and rewarded said hides accordingly - but the general urban cache never blows my hair back. :ph34r: The other provinces also have urban caches but they also have vast tracts of land that falls outside the urban environment that allows one to place better caches. :P

 

Just my 2c worth.

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Number of Finds per Favourite Point:

 

For active, non-event caches in South Africa, the average is 23.3 finds/FP.

The following graph shows the distribution of the Finds to FP ratio for the more popular caches:

RSA%20Finds%20per%20FP%20distribution.jpg

One of the interesting things this graph shows is that 0.3% of all the caches have a ratio of 1, which means that every find got a FP. Easier if they are premium caches, but the surprising fact is that few of them are! Let's look at the top caches:

1. GC5D3BX  The Vault	                            D5	 T1	14 finds 14 FPs
2. GC4Z4ZE  Lichen Symbiosis- Algae	            D3.5 T3.5	11 finds 11 FPs 
  GC4ZFPB  The Tortoise and the Hare	            D2.5 T3	11 finds 11 FPs
4. GC3856X  Born in the USA - Di(v)ed in Cape Town  D4	 T5	 7 finds  7 FPs
  GC5A9R9  Duck Hawk	                            D1.5 T3	 7 finds  7 FPs
  GC5P9P4  Maze Runner's Revenge: THE CUBE	    D3	 T4	 7 finds  7 FPs

Of these 6 caches, only the last two are premium caches. It appears as if the high D/T ratings scared off all the non-premium cachers (or it could simply be coincidence!)

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Most Favourite Points per cache, on average:

 

The following South African cache owners, with at least 10 active caches, have the highest average number of Favourite Points per cache:

1. CapeDoc	    16 caches  386 FPs	24.13 FPs/cache
2. TeamDJ*	    26 caches  425 FPs	16.35 FPs/cache
3. Henzz	    16 caches  230 FPs	14.38 FPs/cache
4. dolos	    14 caches  167 FPs	11.93 FPs/cache
5. mr panda	    12 caches  137 FPs	11.42 FPs/cache
6. HL777	    39 caches  372 FPs	 9.54 FPs/cache
7. family Behrens  57 caches  502 FPs	 8.81 FPs/cache
8. Discombob	    31 caches  265 FPs	 8.55 FPs/cache
9. Gr8Scot	    10 caches   83 FPs	 8.30 FPs/cache
10. Antron	    55 caches  427 FPs	 7.76 FPs/cache

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Distribution of Favourite Points per cache owner:

 

RSA%20FPs%20per%20owner%20distribution.jpg

This means that 29% (of the total of 1480 owners of active South African caches) have 0 FPs, 12% have a total of 1 FP, etc.

 

The following graph shows the cumulative distribution:

RSA%20FPs%20per%20owner%20cumulative%20distribution.jpg

Half of the 1480 cache owners have less than 3 FPs, and the 95th percentile is at 79 FPs, which means that 5% of all the cache owners received more than 79 FPs.

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Finds in the most African countries:

 

1. Carbon Hunter:   15	countries
2. lady.manuela:    14	countries
3. k3h5:	     13	countries
   diveduo:	     13	countries
5. Hesamati:	     12	countries
   DOBRODRUH.cz:    12	countries
   kilronan:	     12	countries
   Hid Pro Quo:     12	countries
   msi999:	     12	countries
10. unitednut:	     11	countries
   La Kedi:	     11	countries
   TDupin:	     11	countries
   allargreb:	     11	countries
   team destroyers: 11	countries
   Amarakana:	     11	countries
   Mirage Breton:   11	countries

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Largest cache number growth per African country:

 

Change between 22 May 2014 and 22 May 2015:

                    2015  2014   % Growth
1. Guinea-Bissau      1     0	(New country)	
2. Somalia	       4     1	     300%
3. Burundi	       3     1	     200%
4. Ivory Coast	       5     2	     150%
5. Mali	      46    20	     130%
6. Gabon	      12     6	     100%
7. Rwanda	       7     4	      75%
8. Congo	       8     5	      60%
9. Kenya	     236   165	      43%
10. Equatorial Guinea  7     5	      40%

 

3394 new caches were published in Africa in the past year. The countries with the largest contributions are:

1. South Africa   2359	new caches  69.5% of the total
2. Canary Islands  293	new caches   8.6% of the total
3. Madeira	    227	new caches   6.7% of the total
4. Egypt	     77	new caches   2.3% of the total
5. Kenya	     71	new caches   2.1% of the total
6. Morocco	     46	new caches   1.4% of the total
7. Zimbabwe	     43	new caches   1.3% of the total
8. Reunion	     41	new caches   1.2% of the total
9. Mali	     26	new caches   0.8% of the total
   Tanzania	     26	new caches   0.8% of the total

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Finds in the most African countries:

 

1. Carbon Hunter:   15	countries

 

My stats page shows 16 African countries?

 

South Africa

Zimbabwe

Lesotho

Kenya

Egypt

Mozambique

Swaziland

Uganda

Angola

Zambia

Nigeria

Mauritius

Madagascar

Rwanda

Ethiopia

Ivory Coast

Edited by Carbon Hunter

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My stats page shows 16 African countries?

I am sorry - I counted each country separately, and somehow missed Ivory Coast.

The corrected list:

1. Carbon Hunter  16 countries
2. lady.manuela	  14 countries
3. k3h5	          13 countries
  diveduo	  13 countries
5. Hesamati	  12 countries
  DOBRODRUH.cz	  12 countries
  kilronan	  12 countries
  Hid Pro Quo	  12 countries
  TDupin	  12 countries
  msi999	  12 countries

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Farthest point from a cache in South Africa:

 

It is surprisingly difficult to calculate the distance between points on the surface of the earth accurately. The great-circle formula is usually used, but this can be wrong by more than 2km for widely spaced points in South Africa. (GSAK uses this technique.) The reason for these errors is that the earth is not a sphere, but an oblate spheroid. Fortunately there is a way to get to sub-meter accuracy, the Vincenty formula (an iterative formula). Currently the point farthest from a cache in South Africa is at S30 09.065 E20 34.853, which is 161.126km from the nearest three caches. (This formula does not take elevation into account, but because the three equi-distant caches all lie at about the same elevation it does not matter.) The centre of this 81561 square kilometer cacheless circle is right next to the R27, about 36km north of Brandvlei in the Northern Cape.

 

Interesting stat. I was in a small town in Ethiopia (Bahir Dar) back in November for several days. The closest cache was 202.8km away.

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[i was in a small town in Ethiopia (Bahir Dar) back in November for several days. The closest cache was 202.8km away.

I believe that there are even bigger cache "holes" in Africa - I'll try to find the biggest one, but it may take a day or two.

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Finds in the most African countries:

 

1. Carbon Hunter:   15	countries

 

My stats page shows 16 African countries?

 

South Africa

Zimbabwe

Lesotho

Kenya

Egypt

Mozambique

Swaziland

Uganda

Angola

Zambia

Nigeria

Mauritius

Madagascar

Rwanda

Ethiopia

Ivory Coast

 

I've only got 4 African countries and three others that I have visited (briefly) but wasn't able to get a cache. On the other hand, I live in the U.S.

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I haven't looked at the forums in a few weeks. Thanks for all the cool new stats Danie!

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Biggest cacheless hole in Africa:

 

The point farthest from a cache in continental Africa is at N13 24.797 E23 46.867. It is situated in the Darfur region of Sudan. If you stand here, the closest 3 caches are all 961.35km away. This circle covers an area of 2.9 million square kilometers; larger than Algeria, the largest country in Africa. (More than twice the area of South Africa!)

Edited by Danie Viljoen

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I suppose it is safe to guess that the densest area would be around Pretoria? They have the power trails and quite a lot of other caches as well.

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I suppose it is safe to guess that the densest area would be around Pretoria? They have the power trails and quite a lot of other caches as well.

It depends on the size of the area one looks at. To my surprise the densest 1km radius is not in Pretoria, in spite of the power trails and GeoArt.

For the four big provinces the densest 1km radiuses are:

GC2BAAJ	Stainbank Dam	                          Kwazulu Natal	Ethekwini:	     41
GC2NQE8	BRICKMAKERSKLOOF BRIDGE	                  Eastern Cape	Nelson Mandela Bay:  36
GC4XV99	Pretoria GeoArt I04 - Kilnerton Memorial  Gauteng	City of Tshwane:     34
GC3FXYY	Alphabet Soup Challenge W Cape: A to Z	  Western Cape	City of Cape Town:   24

The densest 10km radiuses for the four big provinces:

GC4GV88	?7	                                  Gauteng	City of Tshwane:    641
GC5N5V8	Whistle Stop 2	                          Eastern Cape	Nelson Mandela Bay: 545
GC3AR4P	The way you make me smile	          Western Cape	City of Cape Town:  519
GC2VC4P	Padfield-Manors Conservancy	          Kwazulu Natal	Ethekwini:	    434

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Most of the Difficulty/Terrain combinations found:

(Only African caches)

1. iPajero	           81
   The Huskies	           81
   rodnjoan	           81
   cownchicken	           81
   TechnoNut	           81
   Henzz	           81
   terunkie	           81
   AndyT1	           81
   pannie&medusae	   81
   paddawan	           81
   Mixs	           81
   Wh00	           81
   Zambesiboy	           81
   Team Pooky	           81
   TroopScouter	   81
   PackScouter	           81
   Delta_C	           81
   Skilpad	           81
   Strandloper3	   81
20. Leon St	           80
   Spesbona	           80
   SKATTIE@1	           80
   TeamDJ*	           80
   Thedivespot	           80
25. OneMatchFox	           79
26. Thrips	           78
   battlerat and pussycat 78
   ChrisDen	           78
   HovelJ	           78
30. zombieZA	           77
   capeccr	           77
   Mooiman	           77
33. Louise_Gerhard	   76
   Porky2	           76
   PieterM	           76
   bergbokkie	           76
   LegoMikey	           76
   tojoliveira	           76
   dandrade	           76
   family Behrens	   76
   Riisearch	           76
42. ruben&alexandra	   75
   residencial.pordosol   75
   escorcios	           75
45. Elsies	           74
   NaviMate	           74
   horticalheta	   74
   RicardoGonçalvesrady   74
   ricardomariagoncas	   74
   adilawson	           74
   FireflyAfrica	   74
   TatiyPedro	           74

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