Welcome to the Eastern Cape!

The Geocaching Community of Port Elizabeth is proud to bring you the largest Geocaching event that the Eastern Cape has ever seen and you are invited.

After initially planning to host this event in 2020, COVID-19 and lockdown regulations put a halt to the idea, and the decision was made to move it to 2021. The Bay Cache Bash will be happening on 25 September 2021, with events leading up top the weekend as well as some activities a few days after. We invite you to come and explore Nelson Mandela Bay as it comes alive with hidden treasures for you to discover. Broaden your horizons and explore the Adventure Province of the Eastern Cape while discovering places previously unknown to you.

Port Elizabeth will be the main hub of the big event. This allows for easy exploring in the urban areas as well as branching out to the rest of the region as far as Jeffreys Bay and Uitenhage. A diverse offer of caches and experiences are on offer for those willing to spend some time in our beautiful Friendly City. Caches include quick park and finds, tricky puzzle caches, hiking trails, genius containers, geoart, power trails, historical sites, beautiful coastal views, nature reserves, urban locations, social events, and hopefully 11 icons. You can do all of this while being a tourist in our beautiful destination.

This provides the opportunity to add to your stats, relax a little, do some sightseeing or get to know the locals (we are not called the Friendly City for nothing). Join us in making a difference in the community and the environment and be open for some surprises to make you feel welcome. Be amazed at what the region can offer in terms of geocaching. There is something for everyone.

On the busiest day the traffic in the Port Elizabeth is still a leisurely pace compared to our previous big events host cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and the common joke is that it does not matter where you are in Port Elizabeth, you are never further than 15mins from your next point on the other side of town.

Game parks; adventure activities such as sandboarding, ziplining, quad-biking, surfing, river cruises and so much more; historic sites and museums; nature reserves; and a stunning coastline means there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Top class restaurants and accommodation establishments make for easy pickings when it comes to the selection of venues for our fine-dining experiences and to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

So hurry up! Make your booking and join in for the time of your life and the best holiday that you will have in 2021. Make it one to remember and let The Bay Cache Bash be your number 1 priority for this coming year. The Port Elizabeth Geocaching Community is looking forward to welcoming you to our part of lovely South Africa and we are ready to be your tour guides for the geocaching adventure of a lifetime

Click here to view The Bay Cache Bash event listing.