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Namibia : Karas

21.8 km (13.5 miles) NNE of Sendelingsdrif, Karas, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 621 m (2037 ft)
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Antipode: 28°N 163°W

Accuracy: 7.3 km (4.6 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: No-Entry tracks leading towards the Confluence

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  28°S 17°E (incomplete) 

#1: 7.33 km from the Confluence, on C13

(visited by Evi)

11-Sep-2005 -- When I first saw here that 28S 17E had never been visited, this intrigued me a bit - because on the map, it seemed to be reasonably close to the road C13, connecting Noordoewer/Aussenkehr with Rosh Pinah. So I decided to have a closer look while travelling this road. However, being alone, in a sedan car and with a longer trip ahead, it proved to be unfeasible for me to reach the Confluence - but here some more info for anyone willing to try it!

The Aussenkehr-Rosh Pinah Road forms half a circle around the Confluence, with the nearest point approx. 6.3 km from the Confluence at 17°03'E. However, the road follows a high cliff, at that point.

At the point where the road cuts 17°00'E, at 28°04'19"S, the road is still 8.01 km south of the Confluence, with the view being hidden by a gravel hill. Picture 1 is taken some 700 m further towards Rosh Pinah; at this point, the Confluence is 7.33 km to the North, in the direction of the peak of the mountain in the background.

After 500 m more towards Rosh Pinah, a dirt track leaves C13 to the North, into the right direction (see picture 2). This would be my best bet to get closer to the Confluence. However, it is marked as private road. As this is mining land, I'd try do ask permission from the mining authorities at Rosh Pinah. It probably needs a 4x4 car and some walking to reach this Confluence.

For more pictures of the region, visit my webpage www.pangolin.li.


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#1: 7.33 km from the Confluence, on C13
#2: No-Entry tracks leading towards the Confluence
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  Notes
in the Richtersveld National Park.