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Namibia : Hardap

9.9 km (6.1 miles) SSW of Lammerwater, Hardap, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1413 m (4635 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°N 163°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: South view #3: West view #4: North view #5: East view #6: GPS reading #7: Renate & Brian #8: Trumpet-thorn bush #9: Trumpet-thorn flower #10: Trumpet-thorn fruit #11: Farm workers' home #12: Bird's nest

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#1: General view

(visited by Brian Roberts and Renate Roberts)

04-Nov-2006 -- Situated in the Hardap region of Namibia, in the Rehoboth district, this Confluence had not been previously visited. We studied the maps and found that it was situated on a farm called Nunab.We travelled from Walvis Bay on the C14 through the Namib-Naukluft Park, crossing the Kuiseb and Gaub passes and onward via Solitaire, until we reached the D1206 at Büllsport. We passed Rietoog settlement and then followed the D1254 in an easterly direction towards Schlip. When about 15 km from Schlip, we saw a signboard indicating Nunab. We then turned due north crossing the farms Sandrivier, Schlip, and Attes. The track was extremely stony and bumpy.

The Confluence is situated in an area of dwarf shrub savannah and of interest in this area is the Trumpet-thorn or Rattlepod (Catophractes alexandri), many of which we passed on our way across the farm Attes. It is a rigid shrub with branches at right angles to each other, bearing straight thorns. The flowers are trumpet-shaped with a long tube, and the fruit is a woody capsule that rattles when shaken by the wind.

The road took us to within 1.1 km of the Confluence. Nearby was a farm workers' house and having obtained his permission to visit this area, we continued on foot towards the Confluence which was situated in a very stony area with numerous small thorn bushes.

Of interest, in order to reach this Confluence and return home, we travelled a total of 938 km, all on stony, corrugated dirt roads.


 All pictures
#1: General view
#2: South view
#3: West view
#4: North view
#5: East view
#6: GPS reading
#7: Renate & Brian
#8: Trumpet-thorn bush
#9: Trumpet-thorn flower
#10: Trumpet-thorn fruit
#11: Farm workers' home
#12: Bird's nest
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