The Augrabies Falls with its dramatic rock formations is an awesome site to behold. Water from the Orange River surges over the 60m cliff into a gorge below.
Black rhino were successfully introduced into the park in 1985 from Namibia's Etosha Pan. There are plenty of hiking trails for the active, including the 40 km Klipspringer Hiking Trail, which tackles some of the rugged terrain, including a 5km stretch along the Orange River.
The Augrabies Falls are best visited between October and January, when the Orange River floods. Bare in mind temperatures in the Northern Cape soar into the 40's this time of year, so bring plenty of refreshments and sunblock. Sunrise and sunset are the best times for visiting the Falls, as the temperatures are milder and the golden coloured cliffs come alive.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK:
- hiking trails
- bird watching
- spectacular scenery
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: springbok, klipspringer
Birdlife: black stork, black eagle, pygmy falcon, alpine swift
DIRECTIONS TO AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK:
- 120 km west of Upington, and 10 km west of Kakamas
- exit the N14 and take the R359 north