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Namibia : Erongo

34.9 km (21.7 miles) SSE of Haigamkap, Erongo, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 463 m (1519 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°N 165°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: South view #3: West view #4: North view #5: East view #6: GPS reading #7: Us #8: Vogelfederberg #9: Springbok in the distance #10: Mining claim beacon

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  23°S 15°E (visit #2)  

#1: General view

(visited by Brian Roberts and Renate Roberts)

19-Aug-2006 -- Having passed this Confluence the previous week at 21h00 at night, returning from confluence 23S 16E, we were determined to do it and returned the following weekend (Saturday, 19 August 2006).

As this Confluence is situated in the Namib-Naukluft park, we required a permit, which we duly obtained from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Walvis Bay. We left Walvis Bay at 09h00 and headed eastwards on the C14 until we reached the large granite outcrop called Vogelfederberg. As the Confluence is aproximately 6 km north of the road, we decided to use bicycles to reach it. We parked our Land Rover in the shade under a rocky overhang and set off.

A fairly brisk easterly wind was blowing towards us making the going difficult. Although still winter, it was hot. We travelled over a flat, grassy plain. As Vogelfederberg gradually sank away below the horizon, we could see a small hill to our right called Leeukop and another granite outcrop to our left called Sopiehoogte. There were numerous springbok, gemsbok, and ostrich tracks. As we neared the Confluence, we spotted a small herd of springbok in the distance. Near the Confluence we saw the mining claim beacon which was mentioned by the previous visitors.

Once we had taken our photographs, we returned to Vogelfederberg, tired and very hot, but also very satisfied at having visited another Confluence.


 All pictures
#1: General view
#2: South view
#3: West view
#4: North view
#5: East view
#6: GPS reading
#7: Us
#8: Vogelfederberg
#9: Springbok in the distance
#10: Mining claim beacon
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Namib-Naukluft National Park.