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How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

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How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Hi. How long would it take us to drive from Windhoek south to the best place to Tropic of Capricorn near Rheoboth? I presume the sign showing the Tropic of Capricorn is next to the side of the main road, ie, the B1? Thank you.

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1. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

How far is it? How fast do you drive?

Tell me that, and I can work out how long it will take.

Google maps should help.

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2. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Thank you. Yes, I have used google maps but as the Tropic does not seem to go through a named town or village, it is still hard to judge. I can see it is south of Rheoboth, which is about 1 hour 15 minutes drive at what I assume is approximiately the speed limit. However, I would prefer to know as accurately as possible timewise as we're trying to figure out if we'll have sufficient daylight hours to get back to Windhoek after arriving in Windhoek earlier in the day and collecting our hire vehicle. We will be there early next month, but for one day only. That's why I am asking for local knowledge and experience.

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3. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

About an hour but I don't recall seeing any sign and that is one fast road to be stood about on.

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4. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Thank you for that info mfuwe. My husband showed me a sign last night, but perhaps I assumed it was on the side of the main road when it wasn't! Perhaps it's on another road that intersects the line. Will have to research that element further! :-)

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5. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

There is a Tropic of Capricorn sign on the C14 from Solitaire to Walvis Bay close to Rostock Ritz.

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6. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Great, thanks Gemma, I'll have a look at our roadmap when I get home tonight.

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7. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

It is actually not exactly on the line of the Tropic of Capricorn as far as I believe...because that would put it in the middle of the pass which would cause lots of accidents..so it is on the straight flat bit just before the pass.

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8. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

That is a three hour drive from WDH so probably out of reach for the BEL.

Unless 'doing' the dunes anyway!

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9. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Iv'e stood next to that sign and there ain't no traffic for ages there.

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10. Re: How long to drive from Windhoek to Tropic of Capricorn?

Saintadi, which road was the sign on please? Are you talking about the B1 or the C14 please?