Self-drive safari lovers and 4x4 enthusiasts should head for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On..See all locations in Northern Cape
Taking its name from the San word for ‘tawny’, the Gariep (Orange) River carves a 15 km gorge through the rock-strewn landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park, before a 56 m waterfall plunges into a maelstrom of spray and rainbows; and beside it an extensive walkway with numerous viewing platforms provide the best views of the liquid power of South Africa’s longest river. Experience the park’s awe-inspiring scenery - Moon Rock, Arrow Point and Echo Corner; and its wildlife - klipspringers atop stony outcrops, and sunbathing rock hyraxes. Look for lesser predators like African wild cat, rooikat (caracal), black backed jackal, and, occasionally leopard. Prolific bird life rewards with rare sightings of pygmy falcons, black storks and, Verreaux (black) eagles breed in the park; while hikes allow you to make the most of this extraordinary lunar wilderness.