The Augrabies Falls is a must see, must visit destination for any tourist in South Africa.
|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.|
Another view of the main falls
|Several smaller waterfalls are formed along the sides of the gorge which changes depending on the level of the water,|
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
is a view into the gorge below the main falls.
|This is one of the minor waterfalls along the side of the gorge.|
can walk along the top of the gorge to other breathtaking views of the
Orange River cascading down the Augrabies Gorge...
the views are all stunning.
The thunder of the white water tumbling over the Augrabies falls and forced into the narrow gorge is immense.
river crossing at the entrance of the Augrabies Falls National Park is
clearly demarcated and can be safely negotiated even in an ordinary
This is one of the side streams that makes its way to the main gorge.
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.
the Echo Corner viewsite.
The Orange river is flowing a lot more gently here after being subjected to the turmoil of the Augrabies Falls.
offers several stunning views of the gorge below the falls.
river winds its way along the bottom of the Augrabies Gorge,
|No matter which way you photograph the river...|
|...it is still a stunning view.|
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.
|A view over the wild landscape of the Northern Cape.|
as I like it...a gravel road winding through the hills.
|Swart Rante....or translated, Black Hills.|
landscape changes as you wind your way through the park
|This picnic area is in the 4X4 section of the Augrabies National Park.|
|The Kokerboom or Quiver Tree is endemic to the Northern Cape and are found throughout the Augrabies National Park.|
|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.|
|The Tree Aloe is also found throughout the Kalahari.|
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.
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