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Augrabies Falls National Park

Discover why indigenous people called this area the place of great noise


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Augrabies Falls NP is favoured mostly for the tremendous 56-meter high waterfall on the Orange River. Indigenous Khoikhoi people called it "Ankoerebis" meaning "place of great noise". Its present-day name "Augrabies" sounds quite similar to the original. As you witness the thundering water, you'll realize it lives up to its name. The roaring majesty is best felt at the peak of rainy season, from February to April. The viewing deck situated almost above the canyon promises breathtaking impressions.

Even though most visitors to Augrabies come to see the waterfalls, the park is also popular for canoeing, mountain biking and hiking trails. The three-day Klipspringer Trail offers fascinating rugged terrain as well as wildlife spotting en route. You'll surely encounter a few giraffes, a variety of antelopes, and the local species - Klipspringer. However, the trail season doesn't coincide with the best time to observe the waterfalls as the trail is open only during the dry season from April to September. This period of time also offers the best weather conditions.

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