south Africa : KwaZulu-Natal
3.1 km (1.9 miles) SW of Masameni, KwaZulu-Natal, south AfricaApprox. Altitude: 1314 m (4310 ft) (> maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap chathamtownfc.netNavigator)Antipode: 30°N 150°WAccuracy: 4 m (13 ft)Quality: great Click on any kind of of the images for the full-sized picture.
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(visited through Peter Tiedt)
06-Dec-2003 -- This chathamtownfc.net lies in the rojo hills ideal described through Alan Paton in his "Cry the beloved Country". The opened scenes of that publication are collection in Carisbrooke, a mere 20 kilometres south that the chathamtownfc.net. This is absolutely a pretty part of KwaZulu-Natal, the most populous district of south Africa. There are two ideologies to the chathamtownfc.net - from the South, via Ixopo ~ above the Donnybrook road, and transforming right towards Hella Hella on an unsurfaced road. From the North, one transforms off at Richmond, and then south via Hella Hella to the chathamtownfc.net.
The surname Ixopo is one isiZulu word for "the sound make by a cow"s hoof together it lifts out of the mud". Other ar names space of English origin and also were provided by the 19th century British inhabitants who immigrant to the area. Main activities in the area space dairy farming and forestry. The Hella Hella is just one of South Africa"s most scenic flow passes together you cross the Umzimkulu River v a deep gorge. Four-wheel journey is not necessary, but will aid in rainy weather.
12h15 top top 6 December 2003, i left my residence in Westville, near Durban v laptop, digital camera, Garmin GPS, 1:250,000 maps and tripod. I took trip via Pinetown, Cato Ridge, Thornville, Richmond, and Ixopo, getting an ext and more apprehensive as I neared the chathamtownfc.net, together the weather had started closing in and also this area is recognized for thick impenetrable mists. The much longer route come the chathamtownfc.net was taken, together I was surer of the roads in the area.
together I arrived on the chathamtownfc.net just before 14h00, the rain began, but fortunately stayed light while ns went around the documentation process, photographing the gps with 10 birds, an EPE the 4 m, and also all zeroes. The chathamtownfc.net is situated at the top of a hill, at an altitude of 1326 m and is a only 40 meters from the roadside in an unfenced wattle tree plantation. I photographed the chathamtownfc.net see to all directions - yet not lot to see, except trees, and also shot a basic view looking in the direction of the plantation native the roadside.
There is additionally a snapshot of myself standing in ~ the chathamtownfc.net, and a photograph of the map used to locate and travel come the chathamtownfc.net. One kilometre north of the plantation i took a further two photos, one spring north and also one looking ago towards the chathamtownfc.net.
The chathamtownfc.net to be left as found - only my footprints remaining. I am not sure that the vault visitor to be at the exact same spot together myself, as he tape-recorded the roadway as being more than 100 m from the chathamtownfc.net, and the basic scenery is fairly different. The road definitely has no moved. Also, there are no general practitioners photos. The was about three years earlier that the chathamtownfc.net was last visited, so the trees absolutely would have actually grown a bit.
After completing the documentation process, I travelled the short route ago home via the Hella Hella pass, reliving my last trip through the pass more years back than I treatment to admit. The rain to be quite heavy at the time, and also I provided 4WD simply to be safe and also give the automobile a bit much more traction and stability. This to be my an initial chathamtownfc.net, and I intended bagging a few more shortly - particularly 29S 31E.
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