Augrabies Falls

When you are standing at the top of the gorge watching the Orange River thunder down the 56m drop, you’ll know why the Khoi name for Augrabies is ‘Place of great noise’. Hugging the Namibian border and accessible from Upington, this magnificent park is a must-see for landscape lovers.

Ebony and Gorge trails are short, must-do walks that offer a different perspective of the park with its thundering falls and dramatic vistas. Easily accessible and well-signposted from the chalets and campsite, both will stretch your legs and soothe your soul.

– Ron Swilling, Wild 34

Main attractions

  • Dramatic Augrabies Falls
  • Striking landscape
  • Picnic area with swimming pool for day visitors


  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Birding
  • Night drives

Top sightings: Quiver trees, Verreaux’s eagle, dassie, aardwolf, Augrabies flat lizard

Accommodation: Chalets, cottage, camping

Gate times: 07:00 – 18:30

Wild Card: Purchase or renew at reception

Nearest centre: Upington is 120km away (1,5 hours).

Know before you go

  • Vehicle repairs, medical supplies and post office are situated in the nearby town of Kakamas (40km).
  • Boardwalks make the viewpoints accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Contact park: +27 (0)54 452 9200, [email protected]

SANParks Central Reservations: +27 (0)12 428 9111, [email protected]

Visit Augrabies Falls National Park’s home page.