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South Africa : Free State

11.0 km (6.8 miles) SE of Holly County, Free State, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 1478 m (4849 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 27°N 152°W

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#2: East View #3: South View #4: West View #5: Screenshot of route #6: GPS

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#1: North View

(visited by Jaco Steyn and Gerhard de Bruin)

10-Feb-2001 -- After hearing about your project on Lockergome's newsletter, I decided to make a submission. I connected my Garmin GPS 12 to a laptop computer, and off we went (me, my two sons, Ryno and Arno, and my brother-in-law, Gerhard de Bruin).

We drove out for about 25 kilometres in a southern direction until we reached 27° South. From there on we had to go on foot for about 2.5 kilometres in an eastern direction. We had to cross quite a few barb-wire fences to get there, and my eldest son, Ryno, also had an encounter with a bull. The bull did not take the fact very kindly that we were invading his grazing territory, and sort of helped my son to cross the land with a little more speed than he originally intended.

We reached the spot after about 1 hour, and took some pictures starting at North, and going around clockwise. Unfortunately the one of the GPS showing the co-ordinates did not come out very clear. I also include a screenshot of the track as it was plotted by the GPS on the map.


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#1: North View
#2: East View
#3: South View
#4: West View
#5: Screenshot of route
#6: GPS
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