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Namibia : Karas

22.5 km (14.0 miles) SE of Helmeringhausen, Karas, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1229 m (4032 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 26°N 163°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 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 Hunters #9: Parking Near the Confluence #10: Old German Graves #11: Duwisib Castle

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  26°S 17°E (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

15-Apr-2021 -- This is the second out of 5 confluence visits on our drive from Eswatini to Swakopmund in Namibia. The story continues from 28°S 19°E.

While travelling from South Africa across Namibia on the main road C14 this was an easy catch. We parked our vehicle 20 km south of Helmeringhausen at the T-intersection with the small D417 in a distance of 600 m and walked straight to the confluence point.

The confluence is on barren soil with scattered grass and bushes. In some distance are larger bushes and camelthorn trees. In 2 km distance, sedimental table-mountains appear. They are 200 m high and have an altitude of 1400 m.

After the visit, we drove the remaining 130 km to the Duwisib Castle to spend the night there.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 600 m
  • Distance to a track: 600 m
  • Distance of car parking: 600 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the car: 10 minutes
  • Time at the confluence: 2:57 PM
  • Measured height: 1223 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat, but mountains in the distance
  • Weather: clear sky, 30° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Duwisib Castle Confluence

The story continues at 25°S 16°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 Hunters
#9: Parking Near the Confluence
#10: Old German Graves
#11: Duwisib Castle
ALL: All pictures on one page