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South Africa : Northern Cape

44.3 km (27.5 miles) SE of Prieska, Northern Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 1016 m (3333 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 30°N 157°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: Car Parking in 1 km Distance #10: Sunset

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  30°S 23°E (visit #2)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

30-Dec-2020 -- This is the fifth 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 22°E.

After visiting the “Nature Park” in Prieska town on a hill with a former defence tower, we continued on road N10 until the minimal distance of 1500 m to the confluence was reached. But we could even drive closer to the confluence on an ungated road. While Elionora turned the car, I had a quick run of 600 m to the confluence.

The confluence is in dry savanna, with scattered little bushes between the gravelled ground. The confluence is on a flood plain surrounded by hills.

After the confluence visit we continued driving on road N10 in south-eastern direction and spent the night in the Britstown, where we spent the night in a former jail (now converted into a hotel). On our evening walk, we experienced a nice sunset.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 1500 m
  • Distance to a track: 600 m
  • Distance of car parking: 1000 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 5 minutes
  • Time at the confluence: 4:02 PM
  • Measured height: 1009 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: mostly flat
  • Vegetation: scattered bushes.
  • Weather: sunny, 27° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Sunset Windmill Confluence

The story continues at 31°S 25°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance
#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: Car Parking in 1 km Distance
#10: Sunset
ALL: All pictures on one page