We’ve blogged about huge discoveries before, about treasure being found and remarkable events that have happened across Africa. We never ever thought that someone from our own company would find something worth blogging about. Well, ladies and gentleman, today you are reading the story of how Garth Jenman, the founder of Jenman African Safaris, and his family came across a small treasure hidden in the mountains of Cape Town.
They did not come across Gold or Silver, instead they found a Geocaching site, which is a different kind of treasure, one that finds its worth in the joy of finding it, the memory of contributing to it, the satisfaction of seeing what people through history have placed in it and the pleasure of knowing thousands more may find it.
How they found it
This is how Garth tells the story:
‘We had decided on Sunday Afternoon to take our boys for a hike along the Pipe Track (A comfortable hiking trail near the Cape Town CBD) and began our walk from Kloof Nek in the Camps Bay direction.
A few kilometers in we noticed a cave to our left and said to the boys they should climb up to it, have a look inside and see if there is any treasure. We were joking of course. While my wife Sandra and I stood and looked over Cape Town, Callum and Ross called to us saying that they had found a tool box. This got Sandra and I climbing and to our amazement, the boys had found a Geocaching site.
Inside this box was a whole bunch of interesting things like letters, decorations, badges and a book filled with messages from those who had been before. We added our little message, and left the site for many others to find it’.
Next time you’re in Cape Town, whether it’s a vacation booked through our Cape Town site, or for whatever reason. Hike the Pipe Track, look out for the cave on the left and if you find the treasure, find our message and add something for other travels to find. To join this adventure in your own area, read Damian Taylor’s Ultimate Guide to Geocaching for some valuable tips and insights.