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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
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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

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.
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.

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.

Augrabies Falls National Park is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Augrabies Northern Cape South Africa
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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Rooms and Units Available at Augrabies Falls National Park

Chalet (CH2) (CH2Z)
2 Single Beds, (-Z: unit accessible to the mobility challenged)
Maximum Persons per: 2
Chalet (CH2/4)
2 single double sleeper couch
Maximum Persons per: 2
Chalet (CH2/4V) (CH2/4VD)
View, 2 single beds double sleeper couch
Maximum Persons per: 2
Family Cottage (FA4D)
Bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 en-suite bedroom with double bed, Air-conditioned, Build in braai, Double sleeper couch (not for adults), Fully equipped Kitchen with 2 plate Hob, Microwave, No smoking, Open plan lounge/kitchen area, WC, shower and bath.
Maximum Persons per: 5
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.
Maximum Persons per: 4
Gorge Cottage (CO2)
1 double bed, Braai area, Kitchen with stove, fridge, utensils, No Air-con or fan in unit, No smoking, Spectacular view of the gorge, Unit situated 10km from main camp (30 min drive), Wc & shower located outside the unit (30 Meters).
Maximum Persons per: 2
Latest Reviews
Accommodation basic and clean. Suggest lighting up walkway to falls for night viewing as if you arrive without a torch, as we did, it was difficult for us to make the walk and in fact my wife turned around before getting there.
CM (Jack) Bennie May 2018
We were very happy with our stay. Everything was according to expectations. Nice areas to walk to the look out points. Staff very friendly and helpful. Keep up the good work.
Ina Heunis Jun 2017
Great!!
Adri Greyling Apr 2017
Our expectations were exceeded. Friendly staff, well marked trails and in harmony with nature.
Arlene Smith Dec 2016
Simple but clean accommodation. Offers the chance to see more than the day visitors. If you like to see a lot of stars just spend a night there.
Joerg Falk Dec 2015