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Augrabies Falls

South Africa Northern Cape National Park

About Augrabies Falls

The Augrabies Falls is a National Park in South Africa in the provinces of Northern Cape. The park was established on 01.01.1970 and covers an area of 0.554 km². The Augrabies Falls offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

The park is located 120 km west of Upington and stretches over 220 km² along the Orange River. Especially the Augrabies Waterfall is worth seeing here, but there are also other scenic spots that make a visit worthwhile.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 49Mammals
  • 280Bird species
  • 41Reptile
  • 0Fish specie
  • 0Amphibians
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Official Name

Augrabies Falls

Provinces

Northern Cape

Area

0.554 km2

Foundation

1970-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Savannah,Forest

Big Five-reserves

No

Self-drive-reserve

No

Entrance gates

1

Highlights

The park is located 120 km west of Upington and stretches over 220 km² along the Orange River. Especially the Augrabies Waterfall is worth seeing here, but there are also other scenic spots that make a visit worthwhile.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Augrabies Falls is the Savannah.

The park's landscape is diverse and attracts many photographers to this remote region. The waterfall itself is an obvious highlight. Deep gorges and cliffs add interest, and the otherworldly-looking coker boom is everywhere in the landscape.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Entrance East
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high Okay
  • 49Mammals
  • 280Bird species
  • 41Reptile
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The best travel time for Augrabies Falls
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec

Best tavel time

April (Beginning) - September (End)


Dry time

May (Beginning) - September (End)

Climate

chilly-warm


Tavel time

October (Beginning) - April (End)

Climate

mild-fairly hot


High season


Low season


No information

The rainy season takes place from Beginning October to End April The dry season first extended over the months from Beginning May to End September inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning April End September.

Extreme temperatures are common here. Winter is frosty and dry with little precipitation. Warm clothing is strongly recommended. In summer, on the other hand, it gets very hot, with average daytime temperatures of 36°C. Occasional thunderstorms occur from October to April.

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Top animal species

The Augrabies Falls is home to 49 mammals such as Elephant, Leopard, Giraffe, Caracal, Mountain zebra as well as 280 bird species, 41 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Augrabies Falls provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing.

Big Five

Elephant

Big Five

Leopard

Giraffe

Caracal

Mountain zebra

Jackal

Mongoos

Aadvark

Duiker

Common eland

Greater Kudu

Genet

Aardwolf

African wild cat

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