Latest Update 19/05/2009 - Changes are in BLUE
(MPU/LIM) Kruger National Park - No physical geocaches are permitted, but earthcaches and virtual waypoints of multi/mystery caches within the park are OK, provided that they do not encourage breaking any of the park's rules which can be found here
, and provided that they contain educational content. Earthcaches have blanket permission, and it's not necessary to ask for specific permission for each earthcache. Feel free to refer to this post when submitting your earthcache listing.
(GAU) Randparkridge, NW Johannesburg, the little park by the dam, approx S26°06.248 E027°56.903. The residents insisted on removal of a cache after an incident, and no new placements are permitted without obtaining specific and verifiable permission.
(EC) Van Stadens River Bridge - The bridge is under CCTV surveillance, and any unusual activity on the bridge could provoke police response.
(No new physical geocaches while land use negotiations are imminent or in progress)
All SANParks reserves other than the KNP, excluding the public areas of Table Mountain National Park, but including the restricted access areas of TMNP (Cape Point, Boulders & Silvermine)
All other game reserves in South Africa which have restrictions about alighting from vehicles.
GEOCACHES PERMITTED BUT PERMISSION MUST BE SOUGHT FOR EACH PLACEMENT:
(MPU) Lowveld National Botanical Gardens - Contact the curator Avhatakali (Taki) Mamatsharaga on 013-7525531 or email mamatsharaga (at) sanbi.org
(KZN) Empisini Nature Reserve near Umkomaas - The reserve's management committee require obtaining their permission before placing any caches.
(GAU) City of Tshwane parks - They are supportive of geocaching, but permission must be sought for each placement. Contact: johnc1 (at) tshwane.gov.za
All existing geocaches on their properties are in the process of being inspected, and will either "legalised", or removed if they deem it undesirable.
This applies to the following properties under their control -
Rietvlei Nature Reserve and fishing area at the dam, Groenkloof Nature Reserve, Fearie Glen Nature Reserve, Wonderboom Nature Reserve, Bishop bird park (Rooihuiskraal area), Austin Roberts bird sanctuary, Boardwalk bird sanctuary, Chaimberlain bird sanctuary, Strubendam bird sanctuary, Techno Park bird sanctuary, Moreletakloof Nature Reserve, Pierre van Rhyneveld Nature area, Luton Valley bird sanctuary, Fonteinedal leisure resort, Moretele leisure resort (Mamelodi), Derdepoort leisure resort, Joos Becker Caravan Park, Rooiwal leisure resort (near the Rooiwal powerstation), Klipkruisfotein leisure resort (Soshanguve), Ga-Mothakga leisure resort (Atteridgeville, next to Church street extension - west), Kwaggaspruit leisure resort (Corner of Quagga west and Trans Oranje in Pretoria West), Zwartkops leisure resort, Rooihuiskraal leisure resort (Rooihuiskraal historical grounds), Findel park (Centurion area), The reeds (Centurion area), Hennops river, Quaggasrand (Laudium area), Panorama park (Centurion area), Raslouw park (Centurion area), Sunderland ridge (Centurion area), Colbyn valley (in the East), Lucas rand, Frank Struben Bird sanctuary, Magaliesberg range, Chaimberlains, Klapperkop, Zandfontein
At this stage, Rietvlei Nature Reserve remains highly sensitive, but with proper discussions directly with the management, a new cache in that area can be possible. This will be one area that they will hide their own caches to show the rest of the geocaching community some history and awareness of nature.
This is a locked thread for information purposes and will be updated as required.
has been opened for discussion on these topics, and I invite you to contribute.