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Zimbabwe

5.1 km (3.2 miles) W of Chitungwiza, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Approx. altitude: 1388 m (4553 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 18°N 149°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
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#2: View South, trees in sandy ground #3: View East, trees in sandy ground #4: View West, trees in sandy ground #5: David and Larry at the Confluence #6: David pondering the broken bridge that needed to be crossed #7: 4 Views from the top of the giant anthill, river confluence visible to the North with wild Cape Goosberry bush in the foreground #8: 4 Views from the nearby (750 m) trig beacon, Harare to the North and Confluence to the West #9: Picture of aerial photo of area with red dot at location of degree confluence.

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  18°S 31°E  

#1: View North, trees turning to mashland on river approach

(visited by Kalle Pihlajasaari, Lawrence Berg and David)

20-Jun-2001 -- An unremarkable spot in a copse of indigenous trees very close to a river confluence. About 5 m from a giant termite nest (about 4 m high, 10 m base diameter). Photos were taken from the spot and also from the top of the termite hill. The neighbouring trig beacon was also visited on a massive boulder on a nearby (750 m distant) rock outcropping and the area also photographed from there.

Antbear holes, an abandoned bridge and subsistence farming maize fields were traversed on the way to the location. Much useful assistance was received from the local farmers who showed us the way along the farm roads to the closest approach and took time off from the Zimbabwe vs. West Indies cricket match to do so, which was being held at the Harare South country club about 5 km from the Confluence.


 All pictures
#1: View North, trees turning to mashland on river approach
#2: View South, trees in sandy ground
#3: View East, trees in sandy ground
#4: View West, trees in sandy ground
#5: David and Larry at the Confluence
#6: David pondering the broken bridge that needed to be crossed
#7: 4 Views from the top of the giant anthill, river confluence visible to the North with wild Cape Goosberry bush in the foreground
#8: 4 Views from the nearby (750 m) trig beacon, Harare to the North and Confluence to the West
#9: Picture of aerial photo of area with red dot at location of degree confluence.
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