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Augrabies

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Near to the far northwest border of the Northern Cape with Namibia and about 120 kilometres to the west of Upington lies the peaceful little village of Augrabies, named after the nearby spectacular Augrabies (the noisy one in Khoi) Falls, where the Orange River plunges some 200 metres in spectacular fashion after cutting through a nine kilometer long granite gorge. The Augrabies Falls are, without doubt, the most stunning falls on the mighty Orange River. There are several secondary falls at Augrabies, one where the water disappears underground only to emerge from a sheer cliff wall as the Bridal Falls.

The Augrabies Falls lie in the 28000 hectare Augrabies Falls National Park, home to Eland, Springbok, Klipspringer, Giraffe and Black Rhino. More energetic visitors will enjoy the three-day 40 kilometre Klipspringer Hiking Trail, which traverses all the major landmarks in the southern section of the park, including some amazing rock formations. For the less energetic there are three separate hour long hikes. Augrabies is a natural wonder that is off the beaten track, but to those that have the time it is well worth the detour.

Information Courtesy of The Falls Guest House

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