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Augrabies Falls National Park

Vital Information

Day Visitors

  • Day visitors are welcome and there are facilities to cater for them.
  • Day visitors hours are from 07:00-18:00

Handy Hints

  • Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Hikers on day and overnight trails must always carry sufficient water.
  • Take cool or light clothing for summer and warm for winter – area prone to sudden weather changes.

Office Hours

  • 07:00 to 19:00

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is prohibited, unless these are used for research or official purposes and with the prior written approval of the Park Management.


Take Note

  • Pets are not allowed in a National Park
  • Firearms must be declared.
  • Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery) - South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase.
  • Malaria prophylactics and mosquito repellents are a good precaution. Malaria has been historically recorded in the area but is not very prevalent. Please consult your chemist/doctor to alleviate any concerns.
  • Vehicle repairs, medical services, post office and police: Kakamas (40km).
  • Shoes must be worn on summer evenings to avoid scorpion stings.
  • Bicycles, roller blades and skateboards are not allowed.
  • You may enter the Park with motorcycles and are allowed to stay in the camping site.

Contact Information

  • For reservations and availability, please e-mail Central Reservations or phone them on +27 (0)12 428 9111
  • For any other enquiries, e-mail Augrabies Falls National Park or phone us on the following numbers:
  • Tel: +27 (0) 54 452 9200
  • Fax: +27 (0) 54 451 5003

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Did You Know?

  • that the first European to "discover" the falls was a Swedish-born soldier in the service of the Dutch East India Company named Hendrik Wikar? Having deserted his post at the Cape, he came across the site and drew the first maps of the river

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