Midafricam was started by Justin Miles
and John Durrer back in Dec 2003 Justin Miles
& John had a similar vision of setting up webcams located at locations providing scenic and interesting images of this beautiful country of South Africa and especially the Gardenroute
The first webcam went live at Vicbay, a popular surfing spot. on December 2003 when Justin approached Rod Hossack, owner of Land's End Guesthouse and asked him for permission to setup a webcam on the popular Point surfing spot located 8k from the town of George.George is situated 450 km from Cape Town and 320km from Port Elizabeth
Then Anthony Robinson from Handmade Software was approached about putting a webcam in Knysna at the Oakhill High School.
That was done in Aug 2004, and is a very popular search word on the various search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN
Kaaimans Pass webcam
Hennie Schoeman from the beautifully situated Hilltop Country Lodge was approached about putting a webcam overlooking the famous Kaaimans Bridge and then trying to catch the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam hauled passenger train crossing the Kaaimans Railway bridge is always a task as you have to time it well
This has proved to be the most difficult installation as power and network access had to be laid in 500m of piping thru the bush to the cliff face, where Hennie's team installed a pole for the camera to be mounted. Thanks Hennie for the tremendous effort.
Midafricam was approached by the newly revived Africam as they would like to utilise 4 of our webcams, as they have a huge amount of visitors
based in New Jersey, USA approached us to use our webcams for their own portfolio of webcams, and so MIdafricam represent Earthcam here in South Africa.
Cape Town webcam
John was approached to install a webcam at the Sunset Guest House in Blouberg Strand, and so a Davis Vantage weather station and 2 webcam were installed in Cape Town, proving a very popular webcam
Their are 3 important points for chosing a location
1) Location is important, with a stunning subject and interesting view
2) Permanent Internet access
3) Access to 220v power or alternative thru solar panels or wind chargers