Geocaching – Outdoor Fun with your Phone

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Ever heard the word Geocaching? It’s like a treasure hunt with your GPS enabled mobile phone. We live in a city filled with truly amazing scenery. The only problem with it being tourist season is that everything is pretty pricy and busy. Have no fear, geocaching is here. A free outdoor recreational activity that requires nothing but an app and some time to explore. The official geocaching app is now free and there are other app alternatives too. I’ve used c:geo for many months now to find caches (what the little treasures are called) all within walking distance from home in the CBD.

There are 250 geocaches near Cape Town.

And that’s not all: there are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. In fact, there are 250 geocaches within 8km of where I’m writing this article from. To get started, all you need is get the free official Geocaching app.

This video explainer has all the instructions.

Some of the places we’ve founded and not found (it isn’t always easy) caches include:

  • St. George’s Catherderal
  • Lion’s Head
  • Signal Hill
  • The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
  • The Pipe Track
  • District 6 Museum
  • The Castle of Good Hope

You never know what you’ll find or even if you’ll find them. We tried finding some difficult ones unsuccessfully numerous times. It has been always been fun. There are a few caches on Signal Hill and @thisthenthat found this stone inside one of them.
treasure, that is what you are

Why not give geocaching a go during you summer vacation in Cape Town?