I just spent 4 weeks in South Africa (and nearby countries Zimbabwe and Botswana) for a vacation. And of course….football!!!

It all started at New Years Eve 2009…when I was looking at the new year about to start and thought “what adventure are we going to have in 2010?” I started to surf the web and found the FIFA website.

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This triggered all the things people said about how great Germany was and the atmosphere. I’ve wanted to go to Africa and this seemed like a great way to combine a new place to explore and the World Cup 2010. So I put in my bid for 15 tickets and waited…..

Feb 28th 2010 – An email arrived with “Congratulations you have 7 tickets….and we charged your credit card $3,000″

So the next few months were planning out where to go and what to see.

Of course, I thought “I wonder if there are any geocaches in South Africa?” and not really expecting much….

I ran a few pocket queries and woah, was I surprised….this is just a few miles of Cape Town…

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And this picture is a 10 mile radius. Incredible amount of South Africa geocaching!

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We ended up with ~50 South Africa geocaches and got one in every city with a football match we attended. Not bad.

To see more about the football, you can see this geocache blog post with a short video on the goals, cities, games, and fun!

 

 

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2 Responses to “World Cup South Africa Geocaching”

  1. Wow! I would love to hear more about the caches you found while on your trip!

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