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South Africa : Limpopo

5.7 km (3.5 miles) E of Ga-Molekana, Limpopo, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 1245 m (4084 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°N 151°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View north #3: View east #4: View south #5: View west #6: GPS screen #7: Wellington Dome #8: Climbing at Wellington #9: Louise at Confluence #10: Sekelbos flowers

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  24°S 29°E (visit #2)  

#1: General view of confluence area

(visited by Hendrik van Eeden and Louise van Eeden)

03-Dec-2002 -- Our trip north to the Limpopo Province to view the 2002 eclipse was a good opportunity to try and visit 23S 28E, which lies far out of the way almost on the Botswana border. It would mean an additional few hours drive, but we didn't have much else to see and do until the eclipse the following day.

On the way I also wanted to visit 24S 29E. It lies close to two popular sport climbing areas, Wellington Dome and Thaba Paswa, where I have climbed a few times on the granite outcroppings that are common in this area.

We left Pretoria at about 6h30 on Tuesday morning 3 December and made good time on the N1 highway to Potgietersrus (now Mokopane), from where we took the N11 towards Botswana. The Confluence lies just 800 meters off the dirt road to Mashashane, about 4 km from the turn-off off the N11 just before Wellington Dome. We parked the bakkie next to the road and left the kids and their grandfather behind while my wife Louise and I quickly jogged the 800 meters through flowering Sekelbos to the exact point. This we reached at about 08h30.

Continued at 23S 28E.


 All pictures
#1: General view of confluence area
#2: View north
#3: View east
#4: View south
#5: View west
#6: GPS screen
#7: Wellington Dome
#8: Climbing at Wellington
#9: Louise at Confluence
#10: Sekelbos flowers
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