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The Augrabies Falls lie in the 28000 hectare Augrabies Falls National Park. The Orange River divides itself into numerous channels before cascading down the 56 meter high waterfall. From wooden platform you have a good sight to the impressive power of the water. Don't forget your tele-zoom for the many Rock Hyrax which are living here between the rocks.

from Wikipedia
The Augrabies Falls (AWE-XRAH-BEES, where X is the sound of the ch in 'Loch') is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 60m in height. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall Ankoerebis, "place of big noises", from which the Trek Boers, who settled here later on, derived the name Augrabies.

The falls have recorded 7800 cubic meters of water every second in floods in 1988 (and 6800 cubic meters in the floods of 2006). This is over three times the average high season flow rate of Niagara Falls of 2400 cubic meters per second, more than four times Niagara's annual average, and greater than Niagara's all time record of 6800 cubic meters per second.

The gorge at the Augrabies Falls is 240 m deep and 18 km long, and is an impressive example of granite erosion.

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