29 August 2012 – Out and About in Hermanus

#17 HOY’S KOPPIES (GCQ7ZD)
Hoy’s Koppie, Northcliff in Hermanus, South Africa

S34°24.796 E19°14.364

This was our second attempt at this cache; found it relatively easy this time.

Hoy’s Koppie marks the grave site of William Wilson Hoy and his wife Gertrude.  As one of the first regular visitors to Hermanus, he ensured its natural beauty would stay unspoilt by blocking any attempt to extend the Bot River railway line to the village.  His legacy lives on in the Hermanus Station that has no lines or trains.

Hoy’s Koppie is also an important link to the earliest inhabitants of the area, the Khoisan.  Klipgat Cave, a large overhang on the southern side of the koppie, has archaeological evidence of these indigenous people inhabiting the cave long before Hermanus Pieters came across it.

Visit Hoy’s Koppie at www.geocaching.com

#18 HOY’S KOPPIE VIEW (GC3MP0F)
Northcliff in Hermanus, South Africa

S34°24.789 E19°14.251

A quick climb up this natural koppie earned us our 3rd cache for the day.  While enjoying the view over Northcliff, Hoy’s Koppie and… the cemetery, we finally logged our first trackable – the Coinfather Geocoin.

Visit Hoy’s Koppie View at www.geocaching.com

#19 10-10-10 THE RIGHT SPOT (GC2GF7V)
Near Roman Rock in Hermanus, South Africa

S34°25.034 E19°14.863

Our final and 4th cache for the day took us to this lovely spot along the Hermanus coastal path from where we watched a beautiful sunset, thus ending day 4 of 30 consecutive caching days.

Visit 10-10-10 The Right Spot at www.geocaching.com

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