Augrabies | Northern Cape | Green Kalahari
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Augrabies Green Kalahari | Northern Cape
Welcome to the “Great Noise” named by the Kalahari natives, Khoi Sun, also known as the Augrabies Waterfall to the rest of the world.
Augrabies is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, situated on the south bank of the Orange River about 100 kilometres downstream from Upington. It is located on the R359 road just outside the Augrabies Falls National Park, from which the town is named.The majestic Augrabies falls originate from the beautiful Orange River that provides the perfect sanctuary to a diversity of birds, reptiles and game life such as springbok, gemsbok and giraffe.
The Augrabies Falls National Park covering about 500km², protects the area where the Orange River changes from a wide, slow-flowing river traversing sandy soils, to a fast-flowing river that cuts through ancient granites. When the river is in full flood the falls are quite spectacular and the noise can be deafening, hence the origin of the name.
April to September 06:00 – 22:00
October to March 06:00 – 22:00
The Kalahari Red Dune Route, nearby is home to one of the world’s ancient tribes, the !Khomani San. They produce and sell authentic curios like bow and arrows, beads made out of the ostrich egg shells and animal skin bags.
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