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South Africa : Mpumalanga

22.8 km (14.2 miles) SSE of Mbangwane, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 281 m (921 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 25°N 148°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: GPS reading #5: Alan on the spot #6: General view of the area and part of the 4x4 route #7: Vehicles on the fire break that took us directly to the point

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  25°S 32°E  

#1: View to the West

(visited by Paan Walton, Willemien Walton, Field Ranger Alan Ngobeni, Jan van Graan and Louise van Graan)

09-Dec-2003 -- While planning to visit Ngwenya lodge, bordering the Kruger National Park, research showed that two DCP's are in the boundaries of the KNP namely 25S 32E and 23S 31E. The first one was almost on the Mozambique border and within easy reach of our location.

The area is out of bounds to the general public. The authorities were approached at Skukuza to request permission to visit the particular area. We were told that the main concern is poaching which occurs on a regular basis in this area and that rhinos are often the target. Anti-poaching exercises are frequently carried out by the field rangers and pose a threat to the safety of tourists if they are to be allowed in the area. We were referred to the chief warden responsible who is resident at Lower Sabie rest camp. Permission was obtained from Corporal Johnson Makamu, and Field Ranger Alan René Ngobeni was made available to accompany us.

We followed the 4x4 route along the eastern border of the KNP and found the DCP is 4 km west of the border fence. We followed a fire break and it brought us almost right up to the point.


 All pictures
#1: View to the West
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: GPS reading
#5: Alan on the spot
#6: General view of the area and part of the 4x4 route
#7: Vehicles on the fire break that took us directly to the point
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  Notes
In the Kruger National Park. The border with Mozambique is running about 2.4 km east of the Confluence.