30-Dec-2020 -- This is the fourth out of 8 confluence reports on our 11-day trip through the western part of South Africa. The story starts at 33°S 19°E and continues from 29°S 19°E.
In the morning we started from the “African Vineyard Guesthouse” near Upington. Due to the newly introduced lockdown level 3, drinking alcohol is forbitten, and of course the fine South African vineyards cannot make an exception. On our way to the confluence, we visited a crocodile farm and then followed road N10 until the minimal distance of 1800 m to the confluence was reached. In the flat terrain, the confluence was quickly reached by running.
The confluence is in dry savanna, with scattered bushes in bare gravel and sandy ground. Due to the rain a week ago, the bushes had green leaves – as we were told this hadn’t occurred for almost a year now.
After the confluence visit we continued driving on road N10 in south-eastern direction.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 1800 m
- Distance to a track: 1800 m
- Distance of car parking: 1800 m
- Time to reach the confluence from the road: 10 minutes
- Time at the confluence: 1:33 PM
- Measured height: 907 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: mostly flat
- Vegetation: scattered bushes.
- Weather: sunny, 33° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Crocodile Farm Confluence
The story continues at 30°S 23°E.