Augrabies Falls National Park
Taking its name from the San word for ‘tawny’, the Gariep (Orange) River carves a 15 km gorge through the rock-strewn landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park, before a 56 m waterfall plunges into a maelstrom of spray and rainbows.
As you venture along the extensive walkway and stop to stare from the numerous viewing platforms, you'll get spectacular views of the liquid power of South Africa’s longest river. Experience the park’s awe-inspiring scenery - Moon Rock, Arrow Point and Echo Corner; and its wildlife - klipspringers atop stony outcrops, and sunbathing rock hyraxes. Look for lesser predators like African wild cat, rooikat (caracal), black backed jackal, and, occasionally leopard.
There's prolific bird life too, so keep an eye out for rare sightings of pygmy falcons, black storks and the resident Verreaux (black) eagles. If you enjoy hiking, you'll find lots of trails to follow in this extraordinary lunar wilderness.