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Augrabies Falls National Park

Introduction

Augrabies Falls National Park is located in the Northern Cape Province approx 120kms west of Upington. It features the Augrabies Falls, where the Orange River drops into a solid granite ravine. The main falls drop 56mtrs and is quite impressive particular during the raining season.

Most the mammals in the park are small and include, klipspringer antelope, squirrel, rock dassie, although recently introduced to the park, on the north bank of the river, are black rhino, eland, springbok and kudu.

The national park is not known for its wildlife viewing but if you want to view the impressive Falls in full flow then the best time from February to April.

Between November and February the day time temperatures can be oppressively hot, the cooler months are from May to September.

During South African School holidays the park can be busy and availability of accommodation may be limited.

Consists of a camping ground and self contained chalets and advance bookings are taken by the South African National Parks.

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