We ended our weekend road trip with some urban micro-caching in Stellenbosch. As explained in one of our previous blogs, urban caching is more often about the ingenuity of the container and hide than about the scenery. However, urban caching in scenic Stellenbosch is one of the few exceptions to the rule – brilliant containers (most of them compliments of Hesamati) in an urban setting of oak-lined avenues, lush riverbank gardens and historic buildings and streets…
This was a traditional magnetic nano hidden amongst a grouping of public postboxes.
Number two for the day was a cleverly disguised micro hidden in a small, urban park…
We found this beautiful specimen of Argiope australis (one of the garden orb-web spiders) with its brightly coloured, scalloped abdomen and banded legs quite close to the cache and had to take very special care not to disturb this master weaver nor her webbed masterpiece…
This well disguised micro was hidden in Brümmer Park – a lush, riverside park situating along the Eersterivier.
Without a doubt a hidden gem and well-deserved of a favourite point!
Number five was a cleverly disguised, Hesamati-mechanics cache near the statue of Matie rugby patriarch and SA rugby legend, Dr Daniël Hartman Craven, or as he is more famously known, Doc Craven.
This was another cleverly disguised Hesamati cache hidden on a bridge across the Eerste River…
This very intellectual hide is hidden within a popular book shop in Dorp Street – just a pity it did not house any travellers for us to log…
This was a quick park-and-grab in a small, urban park in Die Boord…
Our last cache for the day was an unexpected bonus – a brand new, just published cache up for First To Find (FTF) honours right in our home town!
It was a bit of a rush to get there in time, but “Found it!” and a second FTF to the Suikerbossies!