Augrabies Falls National Park Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Johan Truter

The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange river, South Africa. The falls are around 60 metres (200 ft) in height. The Khoikhoi named it "Ankoerebis" — "place of big noises" — Trek Boers settled here derived the name, "Augrabies". The falls have recorded 7,800 cubic metres (280,000 cu ft) of water every second in floods in 1988. This is over three times the average high season flow rate of Niagara Falls of 2,400 cubic metres (85,000 cu ft) per second.

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Photo 1. Augrabies Falls in flood. This is the thundering sounds of a great river forced into a narrow gutter and dropping down 60metres. Awesome sight with thundering noise is overwhelming. This is a set of 5 images stitched together.. difficult to get close to the fall. Was taken just before sunset.

Photo 2. This images was taken early in the morning before sunrise. This is about 5000 tons of water dropping over the edge p/sec.

Photo 3. Although this is a very dangerous area, children loves it just as much as there parents. There are wooden pathways that make it pretty safe. Sometime when there is a flood, some of the pathways gets washed away.

Photo 4. Because of the rocky area, vegetation are only growing in the cracks.

Photo 5. This was taken before sunset. The muddy waters looks like chocolate as it flows over the rocks.

Photo 6. Below the Fall the river form a huge gorge which is about 80 metres high.

Photo 7. One of the lookout points that is called "Ararat".

Photo 8. The river is in normal flow and the water is now clear and blue in colour of the reflection of the sky.

Photo 9. Where the river is deeper it turns into a beautiful green colour.

Photo 10. I clearly remember the feeling when I took these pictures...it was just so overwhelming and the adrenalin was pumping. I could hardly kept the camera still.

Photo 11. The light was great, little overcast and this was almost mid day when I took this picture. The landscape is so beautiful it make it difficult to put on canvas.

Photo 12. There are a lot of small falls during the rainy season and dassies(rock rat), baboons and various other little animals love to play around on the rocks. There are also lots of bigger animals like Giraffa, antelope ect. in the park.