Contest #460: Santa Clara, Angola – Oshikango, Namibia

Congratulations once again to Garfield, Lighthouse and Phil Ower for solving all the contests on the recent series without needing any hints – and ending up with a perfect score of 20 points!

This week’s contest was the border control point between Santa Clara, Angola and Oshikango, Namibia. The large truck yard on the north/Angola side of the border was what attracted me to this location. The border point is interesting in that drivers in Namibia drive on the left side of the road, switching to the right side in Angola.

The major Namibia/Angola border crossing at Oshikango/Kuroka (Santa Clara) doesn’t have traffic lights. Instead, it uses the customs post as an intersection. When heading north into Angola, the customs building sits in the median. Immediately north of Namibian customs, each car heading north into Angola switches into the right-hand lane to access Angolan customs (which also lies in the median).

Those who found the location without driving on the wrong side of the road:

  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Garfield
  • Ann K.
  • Eloy Cano
  • Romano
  • Phil Ower

And who needed a sign telling them which side of the road to stick to:

  • Paul Voestermans