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Namibia : Hardap

27.8 km (17.3 miles) ENE of Gibeon, Hardap, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1174 m (3851 ft)
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Antipode: 25°N 162°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: View north #3: View east #4: View south #5: GPS #6: Local Nama village people #7: Sharing the shade

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  25°S 18°E  

#1: General view and camera facing west

(visited by Kobus de la Porte)

19-Mar-2007 -- Continued from 25S 20E.

The 25S 18E confluence lies in Namaland, a large communal farming area between Keetmanshoop and Mariental.

I followed the C18 from Gochas towards Witbooisvlei and then the D1068 towards Mariental. Twenty kilometers down the road I came across an intersection. From this point onwards I had to follow tracks into this vast communal land. The local Nama people from the villages were friendly and very helpful.

About 3 kilometers from the Confluence and 6 kilometers from the nearest village I came across Jacobus Novaseb, one of the communal farmers. After I had explained to him the reason for my visit, he gave me permission to locate the Confluence but warned me that I would probably have to walk at least 2 kilometers to the Confluence because of the rocky terrain.

Failure was not an option - so out came the hiking boots, sun screen, hat, small backpack, and one liter of water.

I managed to pin point the Confluence near a dry riverbed.


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#1: General view and camera facing west
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: GPS
#6: Local Nama village people
#7: Sharing the shade
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