Augrabies Falls National Park closes three viewing decks but remains open

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 26 January 2022

The mighty Orange River has increased at Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) to over 3000 cumecs (cubic metre per second) and 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.

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

AFNP remains 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.

AFNP remains 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.

Pictures: Supplied/Getaway Gallery

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