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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 BeaconsOud 38 3322-186

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Another Oud ! Shame its name doesnt match the serenity of the peak on which its stands !

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 4/16/2021

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsGeo 45 3322-156

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This beacon was the first of two today - standing a little wonky on the top of Kleinberg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 4/16/2021

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 15 3322-171

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This beacon in very good condition on top of a peak whose name is not known.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 9/2/2019

last visited: 11/29/2020

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EE8 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsGeelhoutboom 3322-28

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A very rarely visited peak

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 9/12/2021

last visited: never

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EE14.2 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 7 3322-163

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Positioned between the sea and the desert

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/28/2019

last visited: 6/24/2020

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EE14.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 1 3322-157

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Atop a not often climbed peak overlooking the George / Oudsthoorn road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: 8/22/2020

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WW15.1 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 37 3322-185

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Situated in a prominent position overlooking the Robinson Pass

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 7/20/2021

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 2 3322-158

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On a smaller peak than its Westerly neighbour

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 7/13/2020

last visited: never

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EE17.5 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD3

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Located on the skyline seperating the coast to the South and the Little Karoo to the North.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 4/21/2019

last visited: 7/25/2020

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SS20.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsTERGNIET RES 3422-444

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In Klein Brakrivier village.

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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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 4 3322-160

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Situated on a small koppie at the very beginning of the Montagu pass.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 8/24/2020

last visited: never

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EE20.9 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsCradocksberg 3322-17

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Waymark is in good condition considering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/11/2019

last visited: 12/29/2019

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EE21.2 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsGeorge Town Peak 3322-29

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Missing its metal crown !

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: South Africa

date approved: 10/11/2019

last visited: 8/2/2020

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SESE22 km

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In George, 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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EE24.3 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsBERG 18 3322-112

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Lost its top

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 8/24/2020

last visited: never

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WW26.1 km

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Found this on a 7 hour circular hike

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 7/4/2020

last visited: never

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EE28.5 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsSilver River 3322-73

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In good condition and has a great view !

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 8/16/2020

last visited: 3/7/2021

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WW29.6 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 36 3321-89

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An unexpected encounter

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 BeaconsBerg 15 3322-109

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Situated right above Ezeljacht

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 5/27/2021

last visited: never

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NN33.8 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsOUD 106 - 3322-320

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A roadside standard beacon on the R62 between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn with vanes complete

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tomtwogates

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: 10/13/2017

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SS33.8 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsST BLAIZE LT HSE 3422-77

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Beacon on top of the St Blaize Lighthouse in Mossel Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Spesbona

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 6/3/2015

last visited: never

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The beacon is on top of the Dutch Reformed Church spire in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsBerg 6 3322-100

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This beacon lies atop Skoonberg overlooking Skooneberg and Louvain farms to the North.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member roadrunred

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 5/27/2021

last visited: never

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Southern African Trig BeaconsDANABAAI WT 3422-440

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At the entrance to Dana Bay village.

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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SWSW38.1 km

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Southern African Trig BeaconsMOS 37 3422-261

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In Dana Bay village.

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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