7th November 2006
We arrived in Augrabies Falls National Park at 1:30 pm, the reception was very busy at this time. Again our names were missing on the booking list, but the friendly lady at the reception told us this is not a problem as there are still free accommodations in the camp. We were again glad that it was possible to stay inside the Park.
She noticed that we are from Germany, told us she was born in Westfalen, Germany and we could go on in German. We were glad that there was this free accommodation in Augrabies Falls Rest Camp, but imagine you just manage to get to Twee Rivieren on untarred road and there is no booking as well and they are fully booked.
So she sent a fax with the entire bookings which seemed to be lost, to be sorted out with the travel agency. It’s great to have this outstanding help when such important things go wrong.
She gave us chalet #47 which is next to the chalet we had during our stay in August last year.
As soon as the luggage was in the chalet we went to the take away restaurant for lunch.
You can sit outside in the shade and watch the great scene.
Ground squirrels enjoyed the shade and the green grass near the restaurant as well.
After lunch we went down to the main falls, we could see much more water than a year ago in August.
During our last visit there was no fall at the side like this
View to the gorge
Very close to #47
we found the new walkways. Last year there were only rocks and now this
Excellent walkways to explore the scene.
This day we had 34 degrees the evening showed some clouds at the mountains across the river and a wonderful sunset.
Evening at Augrabies Falls
Now and then you can see some of these little rocks with ears in the scene ..
… a far away rock dassie enjoying the sunset.
When we went back to #47 our neighbourhood looked like this
After this great sunset we went to the a la carte restaurant for dinner. We were glad to find this restaurant still with the same high quality as last year. For us this is without doubt the best restaurant in a South African National Park.
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