09-Nov-2002 -- After doing some geomorphological fieldwork north of this Confluence, I took a small road to get to the site, only to get a puncture a hundred yards into the new road. I decided to take the chance and continue to the Confluence, although I was risking being miles from anywhere if I got another puncture. The road took me to 4.5 km from the Confluence.
I walked the rest, along a fence for half of the way. When I got to the end of the fence, I found I could recognise a saddle between two hills indicated on the 1:50,000 scale map. After the saddle, I found I could recognise the next hill, and after reaching that I walked in the direction of the Confluence. After five GPS attempts, I got to 31°00.018'S and 20°00.012'E.
The terrain was fairly easy walking - mostly flat, but my veldskoone (field shoes) were not really appropriate for walking over the cobbled areas - my feet still feel a bit sore!
For a geomorphologist the terrain was interesting, with the long concave slopes typical of arid regions, and the ground evidence of both natural and man- or rather sheep-made hill wash. The actual Confluence is in an area of alluvial wash. There were also some interesting dolerite tors in the area: one with extensive subsurface exposed weathering, which I had not seen before.
I took both panoramic and ordinary photos of the site in each compass direction, and some other photos on the way back.