The Augrabies Falls in
the Northern Cape
Province of South
A closed bridge from Upington towards the Augrabies Falls National Park should not prevent you from visiting. “The water levels are very impressive. Water flow is at 5000 cubic meters per second – double the figure of last year’s floods,” says Communication Manager Henriette Engelbrecht.
As an alternative route, Henriette recommends that visitors, take the Groblershoop road from Upington and turn off at Louisvale towards Kakamas. Those coming from Kimberley should also turn at Louisvale.
“The main road is likely to open again during the middle of the week but we cannot say for sure as conditions may change.” If you are planning to see the falls it is best to take a high clearance vehicle or 4×4.
Some viewpoints have been closed for safety purposes but many are still open for the public to enjoy. On Saturday the park had 1800 visitors and on Sunday 1000 people made their way to marvel at the parks thundering waters.
“The smaller waterfalls (some 25 falls) are probably the most spectacular to see. The main falls, see photographs below, are covered in mist from the water’s spray.”
The park is quiter during the week. On weekends, If parking does becomes a problem, shuttles are arranged to transport visitors to the park and later back to their vechiles.
To find out more contact the park on +27 (0) 54 452 9200 or visit http://www.sanparks.org/parks/augrabies/ for more information.