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Southern African Trig Beacons
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Description:
This category is for waymarking Southern African Trig Beacons. Specifically formal trig beacons of the style used for former British colonies, and applies to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.
Expanded Description:
Only formal trig beacons please - no town survey markers (TSMs) or temporary/local survey marks.

For South Africa, the full list of 27,058 Trig Beacons can be found HERE in the form of kmz files for Google Earth. These files are for 1 degree by 1 degree squares and are named (eg) 2528.kmz which includes all trig beacons in the square S25° E028° In these files you'll find the registered beacon name and number, altitude above ASL, type and height description, etc, and they are a very useful resource for finding the beacons.

GPX files of all trig beacons are available on request for South Africa, by province, district or municipality.

We have been unable (so far) to find any formal records of trig beacons for other Southern African countries, so good luck there... But you're welcome to create waymarks for any such non-South African beacons based on what you can ascertain on-site.

Instructions for Posting a Southern African Trig Beacons Waymark:
1. PERSONAL VISIT: A personal visit to the beacon, its closest access point, or clearest viable viewing point is required to create and post a waymark in this category.

2. COORDINATES: Please use the coordinates exactly as listed in the kmz database as the primary coordinates for the waymark.

3.PHOTOGRAPHS: At least one photo of the beacon site must be submitted. If possible, include a clear close-up view and a more distant view. In cases where access is restricted or limited, submit the best photos you can from a vantage point and indicate in your description the location from which the photos were taken.

4. WAYMARK NAME: Please use the registered name of the beacon (the exact spelling of the formal beacon name as found in the kmz files in CAPITALS) plus the full beacon number following this standard format:

BEACON NAME 2528-173

There are many duplicate beacon names, but beacon numbers are unique, so this naming system should ensure unique waymark names.

5. DETAILED NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION: You will be guided through listing your beacon waymark with some specific questions. For South African beacons, they need to be filled in, but we can allow some freedom with non-South African beacons where info is not available. All the info you need [name, number, altitude, etc] can be found in the kmz files.

IMPORTANT: Please enter key access info like turnoff co-ords, viewpoint co-ords, and permission arrangements in the Quick Description Field because the Detailed Description Field does not download to GPS units, only the Quick Description.

Please give as much guidance as you can about getting to and logging the beacon such as entry co-ords, road condition, etc. Consider those trying to log your waymark, and help them to have the biggest chance of success. Tough terrain and access arrangements pose enough challenge for this category, so please don't make it additionally challenging by not providing important info.

Be respectful of private property. A waymark listing does not give anyone license to trespass!! Provide contact details and access arrangement information, especially where specific permission is needed to reach the beacon. For those hunting the beacon - read the listing, and use your judgement - obtain permission where necessary, and be satisfied to see the beacon from a distance if you cannot "legally" approach it.

For non-South African waymarks, please just give as much info as you can to help others find it and log it.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
We don't require you to provide any specific proof of your visit, but we do request that you upload photos if possible, the more the merrier.

Ideally, you should try to take photos at the actual beacon location, but if that isn't possible (private property, terrain, etc), then photos taken from a distance are also welcome, especially if the beacon is visible in the photo.

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  • Beacon Type
  • Beacon Construction
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Southern African Trig BeaconsTafelberg 3219-60

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At the further end from where one ascends

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 11/10/2020

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsTafel 3219-88

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Close to where you arrive on the summit

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 11/10/2020

last visited: never

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NWNW7.7 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsCederberg 3219-8S

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Atop the third higehst peak in the Cederberg at 1930m

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 11/10/2020

last visited: never

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SS24 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsZandfontein Peak 3219-123

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Situated very near to the Sandfontein Arch

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 12/4/2019

last visited: never

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WW72.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsSPIOENKOP 3218-48

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At Leipoldtville, Western Cape.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW72.4 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsKLIPHEUWEL 3218-170

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About 6kms north of Leipoldville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW73.9 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsLOUWSKLIPHEUWEL 3218-177

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Between Leipoldtville and Elands Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW74.5 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsVENSTERKLIP 3218-54

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Between Leipoldtville and Elands Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW79.7 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsMODDERFONTEIN 3218-180

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Between Elands Bay and Velddrift.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW81.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsELANDSBERG 3218-11

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At Elands Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW81.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsKAALHEUVEL 3218-18

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Between Elands Bay and Velddrift.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW88.8 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsBOKRAM NEW 3218-141

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Between Elands Bay and Velddrift.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW89.8 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsROCHERPAN 3218-204

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Between Elands Bay and Velddrift.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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WW94.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsDWARSKERSBOS 3218-161

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At the holiday village of Dwarskersbos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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NWNW101.7 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsRIETKUIL 3118-120

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Between Vanrhynsdorp and Vredendal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/27/2017

last visited: 6/28/2017

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NN106.9 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsKieserfontein 3119-46

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Unexpectedly cam across this one

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Northern Cape, South Africa

date approved: 9/5/2021

last visited: never

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SS121.5 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsVOELGESANG 3318-326

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A few kms north of Malmesbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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NWNW125 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsNGK LUTZVILLE 3118-210

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Dutch Reformed Church in Lutzville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/27/2017

last visited: 6/28/2017

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SWSW126.7 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsNGK VREDENBURG 3217-13

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Dutch Reformed Church in Vredenburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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SWSW131.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsMooimaak 3318-279 S 33 7.336, E 18 4.748

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Situated in the West Coast National Park at Seeberg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 8/18/2019

last visited: never

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WW134.5 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsCAPE COLUMBINE LT 3217-4

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At Cape Columbine near Paternoster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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SWSW135.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsHOEDJIES KOP 3317-452

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At Saldahna Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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SS138.7 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsDRC WORCESTER 3319-211

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A lovely old church in Worcester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 12/20/2013

last visited: 9/13/2015

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SS141.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsUITSPANNING 3318-267

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About 15kms south of Malmesbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Fish Eagle

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: 7/4/2017

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SS149.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsDu Toits Kloof 3319-8

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Missing top half

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/11/2019

last visited: never

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