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Augrabies Falls

Augrabies is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, situated on the south bank of the Orange River about 100 km (60 mi) downstream from Upington. It is located on the R359 road just outside the Augrabies Falls National Park, which contains the Augrabies Falls for which the town is named.

Get in[edit]

From Cape Town, take the N7 north. Either take the R358 for a more direct route (about 10.5 hours in total, albeit along a dirt road much of the way), or continue north to Springbok, taking the N14 east to Augrabies (11 hours in total).

Alternatively, fly to Upington airport, and drive the remaining 120km west.

Get around[edit]


When the Orange River has a lot of water, the Augrabies Falls turn into mighty falls that are really spectacular.


Hot-air ballooning (in the cooler months only) and white-water rafting are available.

There are also a number of short hikes, and the 3-day Klipspringer hike (closed in summer) available inside the National Park.





  • Augrabies Falls Backpackers (Augrabies Backpacker Accommodation), Augrabies Waterfall Village (10 km East of the Augrabies Waterfall on R359), +27 (072) 515 6079. Check-in: Anytime. Oasis and Hideout. Hot Air Balloon Safaris. Adventures. Orange River. R150.

Go next[edit]

Go to Upington or Namibia or the Western Cape Province and Cape Town.

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