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Namibia : Karas

5.8 km (3.6 miles) NNE of Poortjie, Karas, Namibia
Approx. altitude: 869 m (2851 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 28°N 161°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: GPS at confluence point #6: Kubub-Wes farm gate #7: Kleinbegin Game Lodge gate #8: From the main road - 880m to CP

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#1: East view

(visited by Neil Schalkwyk)

22-Jul-2003 -- I was on route to the zinc mine at Rosh Pinah in Namibia when I realised that I was going to pass this confluence point between the Ariamsvlei border post and Karasburg. The confluence point lies approximately 880 m to the northern side of the main road on the farm Kubub-Wes that belongs to Dr V. Müller. The farm lies between the main road (B3) and a game lodge called Kleinbegin. Access to the property was gained through a gate that leads you down a very good gravel road to within 120 m from the confluence point. This was where I parked my vehicle and I then walked to the confluence point.

This part of Namibia is most suitable for sheep, goat and game farming. The scenery is very dry and parched due to low rainfall and very high daytime temperature. The pictures were taken during mid-winter season.

Approximately 400 m from the entrance to the farm on the main road, there is the Kleinbegin Game Lodge farm stall where Springbuck biltong is on sale. Biltong is a South African delicacy, which is wind-dried meat preserved with salt. The man that occupies the farm stall told me that Dr Müller lives in Pretoria.


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#1: East view
#2: South view
#3: West view
#4: North view
#5: GPS at confluence point
#6: Kubub-Wes farm gate
#7: Kleinbegin Game Lodge gate
#8: From the main road - 880m to CP
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