Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. Picturesque names such as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner are descriptive of this rocky region. Klipspringer and kokerboom (quiver trees) stand in stark silhouette against the African sky, silent sentinels in a strangely unique environment where only those that are able to adapt ultimately survive. The 55 383 hectares on both the northern and southern sides of the Orange River provide sanctuary to a diversity of species, from the very smallest succulents, birds and reptiles to Hartmann's mountain zebra, springbok, gemsbok and giraffe.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 820 km²
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town:

Accommodation in Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls Rest Camp

Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed into the abyss of the Orange River Gorge. Klipspringer and quiver trees stand in stark silhouette…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering, Camping
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Augrabies Falls National Park

Species list Map Info
Where

Lookout for

Dassie
Pygmy Falcon
Namaqua Warbler
Alpine Swift
Cape Clawless Otter
Cape Cobra
Black Spitting Cobra
Leopard
Giraffe
Kudu
Zebra
Springbok
Gemsbok
Eland

Key Species

MAMMALS
Klipspringer


BRIDS
Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle


REPTILES
Broadley’s Flat Lizard


TREES
Quiver Tree


HABITAT TYPES
Broken Veld


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 3
Mammals: 6
Birds: 7
Reptiles: 4
Trees: 6