the Degree Confluence Project

Namibia : Hardap

30.4 km (18.9 miles) SE of Gochas, Hardap, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1113 m (3651 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 25°N 161°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: South view #3: West view #4: North view #5: East view #6: GPS reading #7: Group photo #8: Dune road #9: Kalahari red sand

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  25°S 19°E (visit #2)  

#1: General view

(visited by Brian Roberts, Renate Roberts, Adri Louwrens, Marius Louwrens and Oujaar Fredericks)

13-Apr-2023 -- We visited this confluence on 13 April 2023 on our way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We knew from the previous visitor that the confluence was situated on the farm Okonjette belonging to Marius and Adri Louwrens. I had phoned Adri the day before the visit to ask permission. She was initially hesitant as she was not aware of the previous visitor in 2007 and had recently been warned by the police of telephone scams.However once she had confirmed with Marius and visited the Degree Confluence website she was happy to give us permission.

We met this delightful couple the following morning and set off in two vehicles. After a few kilometres we had to abandon our camper vehicle as it was too tall to pass under some of the trees next to the road. We continued with Marius and Adri in their vehicle accompanied by Oujaar Fredericks. After some false starts due to GPS issues, in which we travelled back and forth on the thick red Kalahari sand roads between the dunes, we managed to locate the confluence between two dune streets as was described by the previous visitor. We returned to the farm house to enjoy some delicious ice-cold farm water.

Our sincere thanks to Marius and Adri for allowing this visit.

Continued at 24S 18E.

 All pictures
#1: General view
#2: South view
#3: West view
#4: North view
#5: East view
#6: GPS reading
#7: Group photo
#8: Dune road
#9: Kalahari red sand
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