Geocaching is a high-tech game played all over the world by anyone who has a GPS or GPS enabled smartphone, locating hidden containers, signing the logsheet inside and then logging his/her experience online at www.geocaching.com.
As at January 2015, there are more than 11 000 geocaches hidden around South Africa and there are more than 2000 teams of geocachers (the folk doing the finding and hiding).
Geocachers of South Africa is a Voluntary Association not for gain, operated by its members as a club aimed at promoting the wonderful sport of Geocaching.
A MEGA EVENT is a very large event that requires more than 500 people attending, and it spans over more than a day (typically). There are usually fun-filled activities and it is an opportunity to meet geocachers from far and wide. A Mega also has its own Event Icon, so it is a much sought after event cache to "attend".
South Africa hosted its very first Mega Event in October 2012 at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. It was a resounding success and geocachers from around the country and the world came together to enjoy three days of fun, caching and comraderie. The second Mega Event took place in October 2014 at Giba Gorge MTB Park just outside Durban. This was a fantastic event, packed full of sub-events, awesome caches and loads of prizes.
The next Mega Event is currently being planned and will take place in October 2016 in the Cape Town area. The exact location and date still need to be confirmed.