Augrabies Falls National Park

In northern South Africa lies Augrabies Falls National Park with the impressive Augrabies waterfalls plunging more than 60 metres down through an 18km,narrow gorge of pink granite rocks. But also discover the rest of the park.

Augrabies Falls National Park

In northern South Africa lies Augrabies Falls National Park with the impressive Augrabies waterfalls plunging more than 60 metres down through an 18km,narrow gorge of pink granite rocks. But also discover the rest of the park.

Augrabies Falls National Park

'PLACE WITH A LOT OF NOISE'

In northern South Africa, near the border with Namibia, lies an immense natural violence tucked away in the dry Kalahari Desert, Augrabies Falls National Park. The park takes its name from the Augrabies waterfalls that plunge more than 60 meters down here through an 18 km long, narrow gorge of pink granite rocks. The Bushmen gave the waterfalls their name: Augrabies means'place with a lot of noise'. Especially at the end of the summer (March/ April) the waterfall lives up to its name, when the river carries a lot of water and the sound is deafening.

LIFE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Not only are the waterfalls and the gorge of The Augrabies Falls National Park impressive, the park itself is perhaps even more fascinating. Along the Orange River are beautiful desert-like ecosystems where very special species of flora and fauna live and survive, such as the long tube tree. This one focuses alone in the gigantic desert, sucks up with its roots the little water and collects this in the trunk for a long time. There are 47 species of wild in the park, including the endangered black rhinoceros- but this is not often seen. Other residents of the park include cliff jumpers, cliff badgers, springbok, chacma baboons, green meer cats and earth wolves. Many bird species have also found their home here, such as falcons, grouse, larks, buzzards, canaries, finches and owls. Very special! In the park you can walk endlessly. At Moonrock you have a magnificent view over the park and Ararat is 'the place to be' if you want to see Verraux eagles. Or rent a canoe and explore the park from the water.

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