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Namibia : Karas

8.9 km (5.5 miles) NE of Tsaraxa-aibes, Karas, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 930 m (3051 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 26°N 162°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View to south #3: View to west #4: View to north #5: View to east #6: GPS #7: The happy hunters #8: Dense Acacia Karoo trees #9: Everyone gets a lesson #10: The birthday boy

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  26°S 18°E  

#1: View of Confluence

(visited by Johann Swiegers, Anine Strauss, Petrus Strauss, Eldri Strauss, Anja Becker, Koba Becker, Wimpie Becker, Tian Swiegers, Wicus Swiegers, Christine Swiegers and Henco Strauss)

12-Mar-2006 -- Continued from 27S 18E.

This Confluence is situated within the communal area of Berseba. It is closely guarded by the nearby Mount Brukkaros (an extinct gas volcano) and the Fish River (which was in heavy floods amidst an exceptional rainseason). The Confluence is reached by travelling from Keetmanshoop on the B1 in a northerly direction to the small town of Tses, from where the turnoff on the M98 to Berseba is taken.

A turnoff from the M98 (app. 1 km from crossing the Fish River) was found. It is a mere 2-spoor track used by communal farmers. This track was followed for about 8.3 km. On the way we crossed a river with very dense young Acacia Karoo trees. These lush and dense bushes created an unexpected sight in a normally dry and arid part of the world.

The Confluence was found on a flat gravel plain just north of a dry little river. We arrived at 12:39. The day of the visit 9 of the accompanying 11 people were complete novices, and of this, 6 were children. They took eagerly to searching for something that was really there (their own words). The eldest of the 6, Petrus turned 13 on the day and was much impressed and wondered how many others can claim this achievement.

Continued at 26S 16E.


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#1: View of Confluence
#2: View to south
#3: View to west
#4: View to north
#5: View to east
#6: GPS
#7: The happy hunters
#8: Dense Acacia Karoo trees
#9: Everyone gets a lesson
#10: The birthday boy
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