Accommodation in Augrabies Falls National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park is named after the famous Augrabies Falls. The Khoi people called it 'Aukoerebis', meaning the place of the Great Noise. It is the place where the Orange River thunders its way over 60 metres in a spectacular waterfall. The 28 000 hectares on both the northern and southern sides of the Orange River provide sanctuary to a diversity of species, from the very smallest succulents, birds and reptiles to springbok, gemsbok and the endangered black rhino.

The animals in Augrabies Falls National Park can survive in extreme high and low temperatures. Smaller animals make use of whatever shade is available as well as burrows, rock crevices and fallen trees. The types of animals that have made these adaptations are the slender mongoose, the yellow mongoose, and rock dassies.

The giraffes found in Augrabies are lighter in colour than those found in the regions of the east, as a counter measure for the extreme heat. One of the most often seen antelope is the klipspringer, which are often seen in pairs. Other antelope found in the park are steenbok, springbok, gemsbok, kudu and eland. Predators in Augrabies come in the form of leopard, black backed jackals, caracal, the bat-eared fox, and the African wild cat.

Augrabies is the largest conservation area (18 200 ha) within the Orange River Nama Karoo vegetation type. The most characteristic plant in the park is the quiver tree (kokerboom), Aloe dichotoma. The quiver tree is perfectly adapted to the dry desert and semi-desert areas on the rocky hills, the extreme temperatures and the infertile soil.

Room Description at :

Chalet (CH2B)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people
- lounge/bedroom - Aircon
- 2 single beds 
- Kitchen - Microwave - Crockery and cutlery
- Wc and shower
- Braai facilities

Chalets (CH2Z)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 2 people
- lounge/bedroom - Aircon
- 2 single beds
- Kitchen - Microwave - Crockery and cutlery
- Wc and shower
- Braai facilities
- Units accessible for the mobility challenged

Family Cottages (FA4S)
- Base rate 4 people - Max 6 people
- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - a double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults)
- Open plan kitchen/lounge - Aircon
- Kitchen equipped with crockery and cutlery
- Wc and shower
- Outside braai facilities

Family Cottages (FA4D)
- Base rate 4 people - Max 6 people
- 2 bedrooms, 1 en-suite with double bed and 1 with 2 single - a double sleeper couch (not suitable for adults)
- Open plan kitchen/lounge - Aircon
- Kitchen - Microwave - Crockery and cutlery
- Wc and shower
- Patio with braai facilities

Chalet (CH2/4VD)
- Base 2 people - Max 4 people
- 2 single beds - Double Sleeper Couch (not suitable for adults)
- Aircon
- Kitchen
- Wc and shower


Chalet (CH2/4V)
- Base 2 people - Max 4 people
- 2 single beds - Double Sleeper Couch (not suitable for adults)
- Aircon
- Kitchen
- Wc and shower

Camp Site (CK6P)
- Base 2 people - Max 6 people
- Powerpoint

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions & Conservation Fees

Extra information

Activities:
Waterfall viewpoints walking distance from the restaurant complex. Game viewing at leisure, using own vehicle. Hiking, Nature and Mountainbiking Trails. Guided Night drives. Several panoramic viewpoints in the reserve.

Facilities:
Picnic area for Day Visitors with ablution and barbecue facilities, and a swimming pool. Shop, Shibula Restaurant. Public telephones, fuel. Three swimming pools for residents. Conference Facilities

Gate Hours:
Gate Times 07:00 – 18:30
Please note that although the gate is manned 24 hours a day, you need to make prior arrangements with the park if you plan to arrive after 18.30 or wish to leave before 07:00.

Office Hours:
07:00 – 19:00

Climate:
Hot summers and cold nights during winter. January to April is the rainy season. March to October are the most pleasant months in the park.

Handy Hints:
Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books. Shoes must be worn on summer evenings to avoid scorpion stings.

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.

Please Take Note:
Pets are not allowed in a national park.
Motorcycles, bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards are not allowed.
Firearms must be declared and sealed on arrival. Seals will be broken at reception upon departure.  
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 (40 km).  

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R38,00 per adult / R19,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R76,00 per adult / R38,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors).............. R152,00 per adult / R76,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R40,00 per adult / R20,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R80,00 per adult / R40,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors).............. R160,00 per adult / R80,00 per child, per day