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Augrabies Falls Photo: SANParks

The mighty Orange River has increased at Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) to over 3000 cumecs (cubic metre per second) and according to information received from the Department of Water and Sanitation, it will remain at this flow until the weekend and then slowly decline over the next two weeks. This means that there will be high levels of water for approximately the next three weeks.

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Augrabies Falls Photo: SANParks

“Due to these high levels, South African National Park’s (SANParks) management has temporarily closed three of the seven viewing decks at the falls as a safety precaution and to ensure all guests enjoy the waterfall with peace of mind,” SANParks said in a statement on Wednesday. “Guests are requested to be cautious due to the slippery and wet conditions caused by the mist from the waterfall.”

Augrabies Falls Dick Amoraal Augrabies Falls Dick AmoraalSANParks said the Augrabies Falls National Park will remain open to the public and is accessible for day visitors and those who wish to overnight in the park. The other four viewing points still offer a close-up experience of the 56 meter high main falls that cascade into the granite abyss of the Orange River Gorge.

Augrabies Falls Dick Amoraal


The park’s restaurant and shop are both still open for customers to refresh and experience the waterfall or to stock up for the self-catering options.

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Photo: Len Fourie See more spectacular photos of Augrabies Falls here.

For more information and to book, please contact SANParks Reservations on 012 428 9111, or visit their website.