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South Africa : Northern Cape

38.6 km (24.0 miles) NNE of Williston, Northern Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 1127 m (3697 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°N 159°W

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

#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: Closeup of the Confluence #6: GPS #7: Farm name #8: Farm name closeup #9: Farm gate #10: Notice on farm gate

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  31°S 21°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view

(visited by Anton Matthee, Ilse Matthee, Inge Matthee and Anya Matthee)

06-Jan-2005 -- On route during our December holidays we visited confluence 31S 21E. This Confluence is on private land. We entered onto the farm and met the owner Johan Palmer. He graciously allowed us to visit the confluence point and invited us for a chat afterwards.

The name of the farm is Boesmanskolk. My interpretation of the name is as follows. It consist of two phrases namely "Boesman" and "kolk". The area in which the farm lies is known as the Bushmanland region of South Africa - thus the first phrase Boesman (Afrikaans for Bushman). The second phrase "kolk" refers to a whirlwind (small twister or Dust devil). These types of whirlwinds are very common in this dry/arid region. Many of the other farms are also called "something-kolk".

A white cross-like marker indicated the confluence point and the owner said that two groups of people had already been there to log the Confluence. We proceeded to Brandvlei (80 km NW) from the Confluence and spent the night in a guesthouse.


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#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: Closeup of the Confluence
#6: GPS
#7: Farm name
#8: Farm name closeup
#9: Farm gate
#10: Notice on farm gate
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