Welcome to Augrabies Falls National Park
The impressive falls are formed where the Gariep (Orange) River crashes into an 18km-long ravine with 200m-high cliffs. The main falls drop 56m, while the adjoining Bridal Veil Falls plunge 75m. It’s a short walk from the visitor centre to the viewing platforms. The park has a harsh climate, with an average rainfall of just 124mm and summer temperatures that can reach 46°C.
The falls are of course the main draw, but the 500-sq-km park also offers little-known wildlife-watching opportunities. The park's 49 mammal species include giraffes, various antelope, African clawless otters and endangered Hartmann’s mountain zebras. You're less likely to spot predators, but caracals, black-backed jackals and African wild cats all roam here.