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South Africa : Western Cape

22.3 km (13.8 miles) NNE of Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 279 m (915 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 32°N 161°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: \View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Entrance of the Rooibos Farm and Nature Reserve #10: Road at the Confluence #11: Historic Mural at the Rock Art Trail

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  32°S 19°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

26-Dec-2020 -- This is the second out of 8 confluence reports on our 11-day trip through the western part of South Africa. The story starts from at 33°S 19°E.

In the morning we started from Clanwilliam and first visited the Rock Art Trail, where you can see historic cave paintings. In the afternoon we continued to visit this confluence point.

The confluence is located on the “Kilipopmekaar Rooibos Farm & Private Nature Reserve”. It is necessary to first report to the farm management that you intent to enter the nature reserve. You can then actually drive to the confluence point. Nevertheless, we decided to have a pleasant walk through the reserve, parked our car in a distance of 900 m and reached our target on foot.

The confluence is on open hilly terrain with tussock. The ground is fine sand. As far as I remember, the road is around 70 m from the confluence point.

After the confluence visit, we continued northwards and spend the night in Springbok.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 70 m
  • Distance to a track: 70 m
  • Distance of car parking: 900 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 1 min
  • Time at the confluence: 2:01 PM
  • Measured height: 273 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: tussock.
  • Weather: sunny, 35° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Sandy Tussock Confluence

The story continues at 29°S 19°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m
#2: View to the South
#3: \View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Entrance of the Rooibos Farm and Nature Reserve
#10: Road at the Confluence
#11: Historic Mural at the Rock Art Trail
ALL: All pictures on one page