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Travellers find lush beauty in Augrabies Falls National Park

06.20.2011
Topic African Travel

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While a safari may be the first thing on vacationers' minds when it comes to Africa travel, the continent has a wealth of natural landmarks and beautiful vistas that can be just as memorable as any encounter with elephants. When visiting the country of South Africa, a trip to Augrabies Falls National Park could be the eco-adventure of a traveller's lifetime. 

Located in the Northern Cape Province in the Northwest of the country, Augrabies Falls National Park is an 820 square-kilometer nature preserve that features some of the best natural attractions in the region. 

Key to the park's appeal is the titular waterfall, a 60-metre cascade that is fed by the powerful orange River that cuts through the arid landscape and provides excellent photo opportunities and a calming, serene environment – despite the booming noise of the rushing water that initially earned it the name Ankoerebis, Khoikhoi for "place of big noises." 

Another site worth checking out is Moon Rock, a large exfoliation dome that resembles a whale's back and offers memorable views of the landscape from its peak.