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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 strictly prohibited.


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 Augrabies Falls was proclaimed to primarily protect the geological interest of the waterfall. Another objective was to keep its surroundings in a pristine state, to preserve a section of Orange River Broken Veld and its associated flora and fauna, to provide opportunities for environmental education, and to present an area for research

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