Richtersveld Safari 2013: Day Three (Augrabies)

by Pete July. 23, 2013 2981 views

Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it ‘Aukoerebis’, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. Picturesque names such as Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner are descriptive of this rocky region. Klipspringer and kokerboom (quiver trees) stand in stark silhouette against the African sky, silent sentinels in a strangely unique environment where only those that are able to adapt ultimately survive. The 55 383 hectares on both the northern and southern sides of the Orange River provide sanctuary to a diversity of species, from the very smallest succulents, birds and reptiles to Hartmann's mountain zebra, springbok, gemsbok and giraffe

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Christa 7 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for let us travel with you and all this useful information. A lovely set again.

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 4 months ago

Each mage is as wonderful as the other ... wow.

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Mona 7 years, 4 months ago

Gorgeous images. Such a great trip, thanks for taking us along!!

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Pete 7 years, 4 months ago

Thanks all

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Sara G 7 years, 4 months ago

Love #2 (amazing) and #5 is an excellent shot..Wish I could hear that thundering "noise"..

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John Parsons 7 years, 4 months ago

Great set - excellent pics and words...

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 4 months ago

Stunning captures love the last one.

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Dorothe 7 years, 4 months ago

Fantastc landscape, great shots!

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Ann Garratty 7 years, 4 months ago

That shot of the sky is amazing... I have never seen skies like I do in Africa, and when I spot the Southern Cross, then I truly know that I am home!

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Nancy Pruitt 7 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic shots! Love the narrative too

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Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 4 months ago

wonderful set!

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