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Media Release: Newly appointed contractor wins award

Date: 2014-12-04

Credit was given were credit was due at the Augrabies Falls National Park Annual Awards Ceremony held on 29 November 2014.  The newly appointed Working for Ecosystems Contractor, Richard Rodney Roman from Riemvasmaak was awarded the Best Contractor of the Year.  

Augrabies Falls National Park - Playground of the extremist

Date: 2014-11-04

Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) is once again home to the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) taking place from 1 November to 7 November 2014. The race, a grueling multi-stage running event that covers about 250 kilometers, is celebrating its 15th year of existence.

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall expected to reach record high since 2011

Date: 2014-03-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) is again expecting visitors to flock to Augrabies Falls National Park (ANP) near Upington in the Northern Cape as water levels are expected to reach a three year high. The Orange River will be in full force and with water flowing at 850 cubic metres per second. 

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall update

Date: 2014-03-24

The Augrabies Falls National Park is experiencing a spectacular sight of high volumes of water over the waterfall. As of this morning, 24 March 2014,  the flow is at 833cum/s. Since the start of the heavy flow on the weekend, the park has had almost 3000 day visitors.

Augrabies Falls National Park waterfall update

Date: 2014-03-19

The water level at Kakamas bridge this morning (19 March 2014) was 5.150m high with a flow of 700cum/s.

Media Release: Visit Augrabies Falls National Park to witness the power of nature

Date: 2014-03-17

Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) in the Northern Cape, is expecting the Orange River to be in full force over the next week. After two weeks of rain around the country, the power and force of the waterfall will once again live up to its name of  "the place of Great Noise".

2013 SANParks Arid Cultural Event

Date: 2013-07-17

South African National Parks (SANParks) initiated SA National Parks Week in 2006. This week (9 -13 September 2013) focuses on free access for South Africans into almost all of the South African National Parks. The Arid region which includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Namaqua National Park, |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and the Mokala National Park has for the last three years held a flagship regional event, the Arid Cultural Event in partnership with the Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism of the Northern Cape Province (DEDAT), at one of the parks to commemorate this week with its communities. This year the event will be celebrated at the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with the focus on cultural heritage, on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

Media Release: Interesting Sightings at Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2013-06-25

Augrabies Falls National Parks (AFNP) has revealed a bit more about its illusive self this month with three remarkable sightings. A Leopard, Aardwolf and an Aardvark were all spotted in the park.

Special long weekend discounts at Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2013-06-12

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering special discounts to short notice online reservations for selected accommodation and camping at Augrabies Falls National Park for the forthcoming long weekend. 

Positive People and Conservation Projects in the SANParks Arid Region

Date: 2012-12-21

We take a look at various People and Conservation projects hosted in the South African National Parks (SANParks) - Arid Region.

Closure of Bridge at Kakamas on your way to Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2012-02-13

Due to major damage to the Orange river bridge at Kakamas, the bridge was closed on the 8th of February 2012 until further notice.

Road/Facility closures & accessible areas for Augrabies

Date: 2011-06-20

There have been many facility closures as well as one road closure due to the recent flooding at the Augrabies Falls National Park.

Kgalagadi to Augrabies Extreme Marathon

Date: 2007-11-14

The Kalahari to Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) of 252 kms recently took place over 7 days (including a mandatory rest day). The tone was set from the very first day when the 34 extreme athletes from 9 countries set off in temperatures that steadily climbed to 46 degrees celcius.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Greening Up around Augrabies

Date: 2006-10-16

From the 1-7 September 2006 the Augrabies Falls National Park celebrated Arbor Week. This commemoration was two-fold; on the one hand the park was visited by the Sentraal Primary School Kakamas as well as the Keimoes High School and on the other hand the park led a tree-planting ceremony held on Wednesday 6 September in the community of Langverwag, Kakamas.

Traveller's Tale: The Legend of the Gariep Monster

Date: 2006-10-13

This story, sent through from Augrabies Falls National Park is a piece of popular folklore that has been circulating in the region for many many years...read and enjoy!

The Magnificent Augrabies Falls

Date: 2006-04-06

The spectacular wonder that is the Augrabies National Park is once again alive – thanks to the recent rainfalls in the Northern Cape. Over the last couple of weeks, hundreds of visitors from around the country have been flocking to Augrabies, 120kms from Upington to experience the powerful flow of water – unleashed from rocky surroundings.


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