the Degree Confluence Project

South Africa : Western Cape

5.8 km (3.6 miles) NW of Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Approx. altitude: 44 m (144 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 34°N 157°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

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#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: Confluence Hunter #9: Charlesford Farm

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  34°S 23°E (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

03-Jan-2021 -- This is the last out of 8 confluence reports on our 11-day trip through the western part of South Africa. The story starts at 33°S 19°E and continues from 34°S 24°E.

We started confluence day with a costal hike in Tsitsikamma Park. In the afternoon, we drove westwards on the coastal highway 2, which misses this confluence point by 4 km. Phantom Pass Road took us close to the confluence, until we reached the Charlesford Farm & Butchery. Just when we entered the farm gate, I explained our mission to a man who appeared to be the farm owner. After I had finished my lengthy explanation, he just lifted his thumb and the permission was granted without a word spoken from his side. We parked near the farm gate at a parking lot in 450 m straight distance to the confluence.

We had a pleasant walk along the farm track until we reached the confluence meadow. Lush grass is growing on that field – no wonder, it is irrigated. A dense grid of sprinklers is arranged in such a way, that the grass can grow very well. Some of the sprinklers were turned on. Fortunately, not those at the confluence point – although I wouldn’t have had a problem to be sprinkled at while documenting the confluence because it was a warm summer day.

After the visit we spent the night in a town called Wilderness. The next day we had to drive back to Cape Town, were we finished our car trip.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to a road: 450 m
  • Distance to a track: 150 m
  • Distance of car parking: 450 m
  • Time to reach the confluence from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the confluence: 4:07 PM
  • Measured height: 39 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 2 m
  • Topography: on a slightly inclined plain, mountains in the vicinity
  • Vegetation: lush grass
  • Weather: sunny, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Grass Sprinklers Confluence

The story finishes here.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 10 m Distance
#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: Confluence Hunter
#9: Charlesford Farm
ALL: All pictures on one page