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South Africa : Northern Cape

11.0 km (6.8 miles) S of Groblershoop, Northern Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 915 m (3001 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 29°N 158°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#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: Flowers near the Confluence Point #10: Crocodile Farm Visit

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  29°S 22°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

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.


 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: Flowers near the Confluence Point
#10: Crocodile Farm Visit
ALL: All pictures on one page