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The Augrabies Falls is a must see, must visit destination for any tourist in South Africa. 

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The stunning falls and the views over the gorge is definitely the main attraction but a drive through the National Park is certainly an eye opener.

A good section of the gallery below covers the greater Augrabies National Park.

One of the more surprising sights is Giraffes grazing on the low growing trees and shrubs which are sort of knee high to them!

 Back to the falls...

... and the gorge below the Augrabies Falls.  From the reception area at the main falls there are trails that you can follow on foot to explore and enjoy the sights.

By car you can explore further afield and enjoy the wonderful views over the gorge from places such as Oranjekom and Echo Corner.

By all means pack a picnic basket as you can easily spend the day enjoying all this park has to offer.

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Augrabies Falls National Park The top of the main falls. You can see the section of the viewing platform that got washed away during floods earlier in the year.
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Another view of the main falls

Augrabies Falls National Park Several smaller waterfalls are formed along the sides of the gorge which changes depending on the level of the water,
Augrabies Falls National Park This is a closer view showing the damage to one of the viewing platforms.

The floodwaters were well above the platform.

 Here is some pictures of the Augrabies Falls during the floods
Augrabies Falls National Park This is a view into the gorge below the main falls.
Augrabies Falls National Park This is one of the minor waterfalls along the side of the gorge.
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You can walk along the top of the gorge to other breathtaking views of the Orange River cascading down the Augrabies Gorge...
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...and the views are all stunning.

The thunder of the white water tumbling over the Augrabies falls and forced into the narrow gorge is immense.
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This river crossing at the entrance of the Augrabies Falls National Park is clearly demarcated and can be safely negotiated even in an ordinary sedan.

This is one of the side streams that makes its way to the main gorge.
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Moon Rock..
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Still at Moon Rock. Keep a lookout for the Dassies (Rock Hyrax) that live in the cracks in the rock.

They are quite tame and you can get very close to them before they will scamper away to the safety of one of the cracks in the rock.
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This the Echo Corner viewsite.

The Orange river is flowing a lot more gently here after being subjected to the turmoil of the Augrabies Falls.
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Oranjekom offers several stunning views of the gorge below the falls.
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The river winds its way along the bottom of the Augrabies Gorge,

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No matter which way you photograph the river...
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...it is still a stunning view.
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The roads in the Augrabies Falls National Park are all gravel. The first section of the park is open to all vehicles including sedans, The roads are in a good condition.

Further into the park is a section that is only open to 4 X 4 vehicles.
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A view over the wild landscape of the Northern Cape.
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Just as I like it...a gravel road winding through the hills.
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Swart Rante....or translated, Black Hills.
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The landscape changes as you wind your way through the park
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This picnic area is in the 4X4 section of the Augrabies  National Park.
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The Kokerboom or Quiver Tree is endemic to the Northern Cape and are found throughout the Augrabies National Park.
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This particular Quiver tree is home to a colony of weavers. Just look at the size of the nest. These huge nests are home to hundreds of birds.
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The Tree Aloe is also found throughout  the Kalahari.
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Some wild flowers that caught my eye.
 
It is absolutely surprising how many different types of flowers are found in the semi desert regions of the Kalahari.

Augrabies Falls National Park Contact Details :

I hope you have enjoyed the pictures in this gallery. The contact details if you would like to go see for yourself is :

Tel: +27 (0)53 2040 158 / 164 /168
Fax: +27 (0)53 2040 176

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