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Namibia : Otjozondjupa

20.5 km (12.7 miles) NNW of Omboora, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 1293 m (4242 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 20°N 162°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Road at the Confluence #10: Garbage at the Confluence

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  20°S 18°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

10-Dec-2020 -- This is the second out of 4 confluence reports on my two-week bicycle trip (2000 km) through Namibia. The story continues from 21°S 19°E.

This confluence point is 17 km west of the main tarmac road B14 between Gobabis and Grootfrontain. It was a very hot day (40 °C) and I was running out of water after I had camped out in the wilderness near Okamatapati. So I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to ride these extra 34 km on dust roads.

As you can see, I did it and it turned out to be a pleasant ride. The road condition was unexpectedly good and the heat of the day had not yet come. Although this is a public road to the Hairabib Lodge, I had to open two animal fences. I reached the confluence point in less than one hour. It is located at a distance of only 120 m from the road in dry bushland with high grass.

After the visit I returned the same way to the main road and continued cycling to Grootfrontein. It got really hot – when it is above 40°C, I have to drink at least one litre water per hour, if not more. I quickly ran out of it about 30 km before entering Grootfrontein. I also ran out of food, eating my last available calories by emptying a pure jar of peanut butter. I reached Grootfrontein very thirsty, hungry and with an empty battery of my mobile phone.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 120 m
  • Distance to a track: 120 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 120 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the main road: 60 min
  • Time at the confluence: 9:44 AM
  • Measured height: 1287 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: Scattered thorny bushes and trees.
  • Weather: sunny, 32° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Thirsty and Hungry Confluence

The story continues at 20°S 15°E.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Road at the Confluence
#10: Garbage at the Confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page