In assocciation with Kalahari Wildlife Tours
Tour 16: 2 or 3 Days Augrabies Falls National Park Tour
This tour covers 1 National Park & 2 Reserves/conservation areas
MALARIA FREE AREA!
This tour covers most of what Augrabies Falls National Park has to offer. It includes a visit to the fall, a scenic hike and scenic game drives to the major viewpoints the park.
DAY 01 Upington – Augrabies Falls National Park
Depart to Augrabies Falls National Park, which covers 60 000 ha. En route we visit Tierberg Nature Reserve in Keimoes, from where one has a beautiful view of the lush green Orange River Valley, stop at Kakamas and do some wine tasting at the second largest cooperative wine cellar in the world, the Orange River Wine Cellar.
Visit the Augrabies Falls, which is the sixth largest waterfall in the world when South Africa’s largest river, the Orange is in flood. The word Augrabies derives from the Khoi meaning ‘place of great noise. Scenic – and game drive in this moon landscape-like land to awesome viewpoints such as Ararat, Oranjekom on the Orange River Gorge and the “Swartrante” (Black hills) from where one has a great view of this arid rocky desert landscape.
Although Augrabies is essentially a scenic park, game such as giraffe, springbok, gemsbok, eland, kudu red hartebeest, Hartman’s zebra and klipspringer survive in this unique riverine ecosystem. Fish eagles and black eagles are common residents.
Optional 2 hr sunset drive with Sanparks rangers
Meals: B & D
DAY 02 Augrabies – Upington
Do a relaxed 2km morning walk to a beautiful viewpoint on the Augrabies gorge, Arrow Point followed by a scenic- and game drive in the park. Optional activities include the 4 hr Augrabies 3-in-1 Adventure, consisting of canoeing, hiking & mountain biking in the park or 2 – 3 hour river rafting outside the park.
Depart to Upington. En route visit the Persian Water Wheels at Kakamas. Proceed to Keimoes on the Rockery Route, a scenic gravel road south of the Orange River, passing through a large quiver tree forest. Our next stop is at the largest inhabited inland island in South Africa, Kanoneiland, where virtually every inch of soil is under irrigation. Arrive in Upington during the afternoon. End of the tour.
Accommodation can vary from the itinerary depending on availability.