15 September 2012 – West Coast Tsunami

#59 TAKE A STROLL (GCXZW4)
Near Dwarskersbos, South Africa

S32°42.999 E18°11.942

Dwarskersbos, along the West Coast of the Western Cape is home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in South Africa.  It is situated near the centre of the St Helena Basin, about 12km north of Velddrif on the R27 and is named after the kersbos (candle bush) commonly found in this area.

The town was founded in 1920 and made news in 1969, when on 27 August an unexpected tidal wave swept through the little town.  The seven metre wave broke through the dunes and several houses were flooded.  It is thought to have been caused by movements in the earth crust that eventually resulted in the September 1969 earthquake in Tulbagh.

The cache is located near what used to be a popular seafood boma – Soverby-lapa.  Sadly, the lapa was destroyed in a fire on 19 August 2012.

Visit Take a Stroll at www.geocaching.com

This was day 21 of 30 consecutive caching days.

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