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We will be in Cape Town for the week from the 27th April to the 5th May, and are looking for some advice on where to focus the time we will have for caching.

 

We plan on visiting the top of Table Mountain and spending some time at Kirstenbosch already, so will just plan around those depending on the weather.

 

The one cache we really want to try find is Sentinel View, and the nearby Elephant Proctology cache looks like fun too. The trail up from Silvermine looks quite nice, and if we can solve a few more of the impossible puzzles by then would probably be worth doing that as a day there. The alternative seems to be to climb up from Chapman's Peak towards those caches, but the climb appears much steeper although a shorter distance then. Any advice on the caches in this area and how tough the trails are would be greatly appreciated, given that we will be doing it all as a family, so my 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son will be with us.

 

Are there any other areas that are really worth visiting?

 

thanks

ThomasfamilyZA

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Definitely do Sentinel and Proctology from Silvermine - it's a lovely area to spend some time with the family (weather permitting...). The Winelands of course hold great reward of their own - and I'm not talking about caching at all... laugh.gif

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We will be in Cape Town for the week from the 27th April to the 5th May, and are looking for some advice on where to focus the time we will have for caching.

 

We plan on visiting the top of Table Mountain and spending some time at Kirstenbosch already, so will just plan around those depending on the weather.

 

The one cache we really want to try find is Sentinel View, and the nearby Elephant Proctology cache looks like fun too. The trail up from Silvermine looks quite nice, and if we can solve a few more of the impossible puzzles by then would probably be worth doing that as a day there. The alternative seems to be to climb up from Chapman's Peak towards those caches, but the climb appears much steeper although a shorter distance then. Any advice on the caches in this area and how tough the trails are would be greatly appreciated, given that we will be doing it all as a family, so my 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son will be with us.

 

Are there any other areas that are really worth visiting?

 

thanks

ThomasfamilyZA

 

Having just returned from a trip to the Cape ....

 

And considering that the geocachers in that neck of the woods have a insatiable penchant for placing caches on top of mountains and in inacessible caves, and also on narrow ledges with half a world of air between you and the ground. ..... then another one just 161m away that requires a 3 km hike to get to. :(

 

But seriously ...

 

Silvermine is a great area and there is at least a morning's worth of good caching to be done (if not a full day). The walk from the Silvermine parking area to Sentinel View is about 2.5km straight line and is so worth it. For the exercise, the views and of course SA's oldest cache.

 

Be warned. Fynbos is a total misnomer and it is anything but "fyn". I still have scratches on my legs. Rofbos is a better name. :)

 

The section of road from Fish Hoek to Cape Point is rich in caches, most of them easy-ish - helps with some numbers.

 

Just my 2c.

 

PT

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And considering that the geocachers in that neck of the woods have a insatiable penchant for placing caches on top of mountains and in inacessible caves, and also on narrow ledges with half a world of air between you and the ground. ..... then another one just 161m away that requires a 3 km hike to get to. :(

 

You summed it up brilliantly, that's just the way we like it......anything else is just not quite up to scratch! :lol:

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