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Augrabies: Scenery videos pics etc

Unread postby Nico » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:11 pm

AUGRABIES, an amazing place with the most beautiful nature en great wildlife. We saw lots of klipspringers and even the black Eagle. We were there in Juli so that the Falls were not that big but still very impressive. Look at the video what we saw.

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=gxfklQURUjM[/video]
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Augrabies: Echo Corner

Unread postby Johann » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:23 am

Another panorama I stitched together.

Echo Corner is quite a beautiful spot on the Orange river. I've seen quite a few Klipspringers around here. And of course my first ever sighting of Verreauxs' Eagles was here, 2 eagles soaring just above the rocks. We were told this is the most likely spot to see them when in the park.

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Augrabies: Oranjekom lookout

Unread postby Johann » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:42 am

Panoramic view from the Oranjekom lookout, looking back up the gorge towards the Ararat lookout somewhere on the rigth.

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Augrabies: scenery

Unread postby Johann » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:53 am

Some panoramas I stitched together of the Augrabies landscape. It really makes for a fantastic subject.

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Re: Augrabies: Oranjekom lookout

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:35 am

Thanks Johann,

awesome picture

However, Oranjekom lookout is presently closed to public as is it presently under contraction due to a new viewing platform

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Re: Video, AUGRABIES 2008 & 2009

Unread postby Nico » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:52 pm

Also this year we were in Augrabies and we loved it even more than the year before. An great place to be with stunning surroundings and wildlife. A must when you visit South Africa. :wink:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4KZMBAS1BY[/video]

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Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby moggiedog » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:10 pm

The never ending crash of water pounding against rock booms through the night. Miniscule peaces of rock chipped away by the destructive force over the millenniums having carved a gorge of great beauty through the desolate landscape.
I can only stare in awe at what has been created by nature.
A rainbow gently ties the sides of the canyon together. Thundering water to my right and a tranquil river to my left, split by the seven colours of the rainbow.
As I look down, swallows flitter and dive catching flies to feed themselves and their young, competing with the lizards that leap and turn in mid air for their meal. Bright blues, reds, green and orange lizard mingle with their more muted brown and grey cousins. A mass exodus as they scuttle away when the shadow of an eagle blocks the sun from their rocky platform.
Dassies in their hundreds laze around under the hot African sun as their lookouts keep a never ending watch for predators. The call of baboon can be heard across the gorge as they wander on their endless quest for food.
Horrors of horrors – they are all over me!
In my eyes. Up my nose. I daren’t open my mouth! My ears are buzzing.
Trying to find moisture in any available form the dreaded miggies have discovered it!
Flapping hands, ducking and diving I attempt to find a place free of pests. They swarm about me in their thousands.
Finally I am out of their territory and I can again marvel at the raw beauty that surrounds me. I cannot stand still for too long or the pests will discover and torment me again.
Alone – I am free to get lost in world that has no sounds of human habitation. No beep of computers, no whine of electronic equipment, no raucous hooting of cars – Alone to enjoy the sounds of nature in a barren wilderness broken and re-created by the force of water.
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Re: Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby Hippotragus » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:48 pm

moggiedog - you have captured Augrabies so perfectly!!!

We have just had our first visit there (only one night and a morning) and loved it. It is so different, so spectacular, so well-managed, well-maintained, etc. etc. I can go on for ever.

Just a pity it is so far for most people - South Africans and overseas visitors alike.
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Re: Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby Micetta » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:08 pm

Nice moggiedog Will the dreaded miggies be there in december ?

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Re: Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby moggiedog » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:30 pm

Thanks for reading - appreciate your comments.

Micetta _ I have no idea about December. I have been there in January, April, June, September and November and the only time I can remember the miggies being so bad was in September - but it could just be senility settling in......
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Re: Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby Jonkers » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:41 pm

beautiful!!
After a visit to KTP there is no way I can pass Augrabies without spending at least one night there

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Re: Augrabies through my eyes

Unread postby nvlooi » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:30 pm

Stunning, accurately says everything!!!
I've been there November to January. The 'miggies' only seem to bother you when the humidity is low. Most of the time in november, december and January it is fairly humid, so there are less than in the rest of the months.

But they will always be there, you'lle find them(or they you) in patches through out that part of the world.

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Re: AUGRABIES: videos pics etc

Unread postby Nico » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:26 pm

Augrabies 2011 July. Great place to be! :cam: :thumbs_up:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAMLfT32dB8[/video]

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Re: AUGRABIES: Scenery videos pics etc

Unread postby lion queen » Wed May 09, 2012 3:16 pm

I would love to see this topic come back to life!!!

I'm going to post some of my photos from a recent trip and would love if some of the others with beautiful Augrabies photos would do the same!!!
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Re: AUGRABIES: Scenery videos pics etc

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