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South Africa : Northern Cape

30.0 km (18.6 miles) SW of Griekwastad, Northern Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 1317 m (4320 ft)
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Antipode: 29°N 157°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view north from 29S 23E #3: The view west from 29S 23E #4: The view south from 29S 23E #5: The view east from 29S 23E #6: GPS reading #7: Our transport 400 meters north of 29S 23E looking southwest #8: Riel and David at 29S 23E

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#1: 29S 23E from 400 meters looking south

(visited by Riel Smit and David Hall)

20-Apr-2003 -- This was our third and final Confluence for the day, having previously visited 28S 21E and 29S 22E.

From 29S 22E we travelled through Groblershoop, towards Griekwastad, turning off on the road towards Niekerkshoop and Prieska, just before Griekwastad. Shortly after turning towards Prieska the tar road ends, and becomes a good quality gravel road. The Confluence lies about 1200 metres southeast of the main public road, about 15 km along the gravel road.

There is a farmhouse not very far from the Confluence, so we approached the farmer for permission. Mr Meintjies (who was aware of the Confluence on his farm) was exceptionally friendly and offered us the keys to the farm gates to allow us to approach the Confluence on the farm tracks. This allowed us to get within 400 meters of our objective, parking our transport near a small windmill and dam.

After taking photos we returned the farmer's keys, and gratefully accepted an offer of tea. With no more Confluences to visit today we headed for Kimberley, our intended overnight stop, via Griekwastad en route home to Cape Town.


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#1: 29S 23E from 400 meters looking south
#2: The view north from 29S 23E
#3: The view west from 29S 23E
#4: The view south from 29S 23E
#5: The view east from 29S 23E
#6: GPS reading
#7: Our transport 400 meters north of 29S 23E looking southwest
#8: Riel and David at 29S 23E
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