Augrabies Falls is one of the biggest and best attractions in the Northern Cape. Over the centuries the Orange River has carved an impressive path on its route from the Drakensberg Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. The gorge at the Augrabies Falls drops 56 meters, creating a thundering noise as the water crashes down. Augrabies was aptly named by the Khoi people, directly translating as the ‘place of the loud noise’. Most of the time the waterfall is a fairly calm but impressive feature, however, once every few years after heavy rains the river rages and bursts its banks, sweeping into the gorge in every direction. In addition to this beautiful gorge and waterfall the park also has a wonderful array of wildlife, with lots of antelope, giraffe, rock hyrax, baboon and leopard. In fact, a resident leopard is often seen on night drives departing from the camp. The park is over 55,383 hectares and is very diverse with its rocky outcrops and riverine habitats. You can choose to do self-drive safaris in the park or book guided night drives. You can also enjoy a 5 km long self-guided hiking trail, taking you from the camp along the gorge to Arrow point and Moon rock before returning to the rest camp.
SANParks - Augrabies Falls National Park
SANParks run the only accommodation found within Augrabies Falls National Park. Chalets of varying sizes, all situated within walking distance of the magnificent waterfall, are available for visitors. All units are equivalent of a 3-star standard, fully equipped for self-catering and serviced daily. Two three-bedded bungalows have been adapted to allow wheelchair access. This lovely little camp also features a pool, restaurant and small shop. Children of all ages are welcome at SANParks - Augrabies Falls National Park.