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Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56-m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood.

The Khoi people called it Aukoerebis, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the 18-km abyss of the Orange River Gorge.

Picturesque names such as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner are descriptive of this rocky region, characterised by the 18 kilometre abyss of the Orange River Gorge and craggy outcrops dominating scrub-dotted plains.

Klipspringer and kokerboom (quiver trees) stand in stark silhouette against the African sky, silent sentinels in a strangely unique environment where only those that are able to adapt ultimately survive.

The 28 000 hectares on both the northern and southern sides of the Orange River provide sanctuary to a diversity of species, from the very smallest succulents, birds and reptiles to springbok, gemsbok and the endangered black rhino.

The most characteristic plant in the park is the giant aloe called quiver tree (kokerboom), Aloe dichotoma. The tree gets its name from the fact that the Bushmen (San) used the soft branches to make quivers for their arrows.

The eye-catching silhouette of the quiver tree is typical of the Northern Cape landscape.

Of special interest in the Park are:

  • The Falls
  • Moon Rock
  • Ararat
  • Arrow Point
  • Echo Corner

Ramblers with limited time can take the very easy 2,5 km path to view the gorge, Twin Falls and Arrow Point. To reach Moon Rock takes about an hour and to the potholes about 1,5 hours.

Noteable wildlife includes Springbok, Klipspringer, Black Stork and Pygmy Falcon.

Accommodation at Augrabies Falls National Park

The Augrabies Restcamp offers:

Four-bed family cottages with two bedrooms, bathroom (bath), air-conditioning and equipped kitchen.

Bungalows (3 or 4 persons) with bathroom (shower), air-conditioning and equipped kitchen.
Two three-bedded bungalows have been adapted for handicapped persons.

Facilities at the restcamp includes:
Shop, Shibula Restaurant and Gariep Ladies’ Bar.
Public telephones, fuel.
Information on birds, reptile and mammal species found in the park.

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

Facilities at Augrabies Falls National Park:

  • Picnic area for Day Visitors with ablution and barbecue facilities, and a swimming pool.
  • Shop, Shibula Restaurant.
  • No ATM facility available.
  • Public telephones, fuel.
  • Three swimming pools for residents and the pool hours are as follows:  October to March - 6:30am to 7:30pm, April to September - 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Information on birds, reptile and mammal species found in the park, is available at reception on request
  • Conference Facilities

Activities:

  • Waterfall view points walking distance from the restaurant complex. 
  • Game viewing at leisure using own vehicle.
  • Nature trails (no bookings necessary):
  • Arrow Point (one hour)
  • Potholes (one hour)
  • Moon Rock (one hour).
  • Night drives during peak holiday periods.
  • Three swimming pools for residents.

Health and Climate:

The summers are hot and nights cold during winter.
January to April is the rainy season.
March to October are the most pleasant months in the park.
Take cool or light clothing for summer and warm for winter - area prone to sudden weather changes.

Rooms and Units Available:

Camp Site (CK6P)

Camp Site (CK6P): Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, PowerPoint

Amount of similar units: 40
Sleeps 6 Adults

Chalet (CH2) (CH2Z)

Chalet (CH2): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, Open plan, WC and shower.

Chalet (CH2Z): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Kitchen, No smoking, Open plan, Unit accessible to the mobility challenged, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 2 Adults

Chalet (CH2/4)

Chalet (CH2/4): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults), Kitchen, No smoking, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 14
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Chalet (CH2/4V) (CH2/4VD)

Chalet (CH2/4V): 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults), Kitchen, No smoking, View, WC and shower.
Chalet (CH2/4VD): 1 double bed, Air-conditioned, Double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults), Kitchen, No smoking, View, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Family Cottage (FA4D)

Family Cottage (FA4D): 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 en-suite bedroom with a double bed, Air-conditioned, Build in braai, Double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults), Fully equipped Kitchen with 2 plate Hob, Microwave, No smoking, Open plan lounge / kitchen area, WC, shower and bath.

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Family Cottage (FA4S)

Family Cottage (FA4S): 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds, Air-conditioned, Double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults), Fully equipped Kitchen with 2 plate Hob, Microwave, No smoking, Open plan lounge / kitchen area, WC and shower.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Gorge Cottage (CO2)

Gorge Cottage (CO2): 1 double bed, Braai area, Expect extreme heat during summer time, Gates close at 7PM - No entey or exit after 7PM, Kitchen with stove, fridge, utensils, No Air-con or fan in unit, No smoking, Restaurant at main camp/no access after gate close, Spectacular view of the gorge, Unit situated 10km from main camp (30 min drive), Wc & shower located outside the unit (30 Meters).

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Restaurant
Petrol on site
Tourism Information Desk
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

In addition to the full cancellation of a reservation, any amendment to an existing reservation, which results in the value of the revised reservation being less than the original value, could result in cancellation fees being levied, according to the following schedule:
- No cancellation fees will be incurred for cancellations or changes 46 days or more prior to arrival;
- Cancellations fees of 50% of the total reservation is payable for cancellations and changes received between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for cancellations received within 29 days of arrival;
- A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows).
If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.
Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any other reservations amended or cancelled online, irrespective of the channel through which the reservations were originally made, and subject to the terms and conditions.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.

Latest Reviews

What a wonderful surprise! I wished I had booked for a extra night. I will be back!!!
Taryn Cutler Aug 2021
The accommodation was very neat and clean. Excellent views of the falls and the mountains. The employees were very friendly and helpful. The units are large and well furnished. Ideal place to relax and to spend time outdoors. It is very quiet and at night the stars are wonderful. Highly recommended.
NICOLAAS DU PREEZ Aug 2021
Accommodation was clean and up to standard.
Officials were friendly. Nature and water falls are beautiful. A very enjoyable stay.

Erens Prinsloo May 2021
Everything was perfect. We camped for 3 nights. Covid 19 regulations - well managed. Clean Bathrooms. We really enjoyed our stay alot! Adolf and Talana de Necker
Talana de Necker Apr 2021
Well done to staff and management for keeping the resort in such an excellent condition.
Roelof Venter Apr 2021

Directions:

Augrabies Falls National Park lies 120 km west of Upington and 40 km northwest of Kakamas on a tarred access route.

National air links to Upington and a private airfield 5 km from the park. Internal roads are gravelled.


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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 366
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM