Augrabies Falls Restcamp

Reviews of Augrabies Falls Restcamp

Good(84%) From 15 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Augrabies Falls Restcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs VanZylrus
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Augrabies rest camp

Surprisingly well appointed riverside chalets by San Parks chalets compared to other dilapidated accommodations you can get in Kruger with SANPARKS

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Keep the door shut to keep out the monkeys

I really was looking forward to that nougat I left on the table in our Unit 52 but the monkey got it. the unit was described as a luxury one with a view towards the gorge and the distant mountains. Facilities were perfectly adequate and the beds were comfortable. Monkeys and baboons, though, seem to be regular visitors and they can be a bit of a nuisance.

The gorge and falls are awe inspiring though June is not a time during which the falls are ever in full flow. The restaurant is OK but if you wish to self cater I suggest you get your food before you arrive in the park because the shop is not impressive.

There are some great walks and the short one to Arrow Point brings you to a vertigo inducing point just before two gorges converge. The drives in the park take you to some remarkable viewpoints and on the way you may meet the odd giraffe, eland and numberless dassies.

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Mr & Mrs F - Bristol
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Good
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Rainbows at Augrabies

We wished we had two nights here as we did not realise there was so much to see.

The staff were happy, friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable. The first time we have ever seen a giraffe sitting down in the park - it was gone when we returned that way later so must have been OK.

A gem of a place!

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R & J from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Augrabies Falls Restcamp review

Fabulous chalet looking across to the gorge. Amazing views from the various lookout points.

Cute dassies and colourful lizards everywhere, and a huge array of birds. Great to be able to wander around freely, and we went on a long walk as well as a lot of excellent self driving. We did one of the organised night drives but did not see much of note.

We had three nights and could easily have stayed longer. Very good restaurant.

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Dr. L & Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
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Might be good in rain season

We were there in the end of the dry season after a long period without rain. Also, it was 41 C and very very hot. Not ideal as a main activity is seeing the falls and walking on the paths. Two days was too long at this time of year.

However, the staff were very friendly. The cabins were nice and well maintained. The restaurant was fair (heavy "american style" meals), and there were 3 pools available for swimming. It could be a good place with young children for a few days.

The paths are nice and very well marked. Also, it was fine to drive around in the park.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Comfortable new lodges at Augrabies

A very civilised camp. Coach parties are welcome. The restaurant and shop are excellent and the accommodation comfortable.

Walk to the falls which are floodlit at night along walkways that could be wheelchair friendly at a push. The landscape around the camp has been tamed but get away from here and from the trippers along the dirt road to Moon Rock and beyond is a journey through a moonscape to the gorge of the Orange River for stunning views. That's the best bit.

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Mr & Mrs C from London
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Augrabies Falls Restcamp review

Amazing place. We would definitely recommend it. Stunning scenery, excellent walks.

I did not think I would be that impressed with the waterfall as I have been to Victoria Falls many times as well as Iguazu Falls, but the rocks and endless sky make a wonderful vision.

Well signed trails and excellent walkway facilities to the falls including disabled access.

Watch out for the monkeys!! Just make sure your chalet windows are locked.

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Miss K & Mr G from London
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Awesome Augrabies

Great location right by the falls. Well appointed self contained chalets. Good shower and comfortable beds. Only downside is that air con is very noisy. The staff were all very helpful and the food in the restaurant is good value and tasty.

We did the ebony walk which took us way longer than the suggested 2.5 hours. Also did the dassie trail which I would recommend when the weather is dry to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. The scenery is just stunning.

We also did some self guided game drives to the various viewpoints. We saw springbok, gemsbok, giraffe, yellow mongoose, ground squirrel, daisies, vervet monkeys, black spitting cobra.

We also did a guided night drive and saw cape hare, steenbok and gemsbok.

Overall really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it.

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Mr & Mrs T - Glasgow
Arrived on: 15-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Good experience at Augrabies

a big camp visited on a hot south african holiday weekend. The situation is superb more that we expected and the camp has a good shop and a very good independent restaurant

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Augrabies - The elusive Klipspringer!

Our main purpose for visiting The Augrabies National Park was to appreciate the landscape and try to spot the ever elusive Klipspringer. The landscape is astonishing , mainly if you drive into the game area. The falls (although not in full blow) and the gorge are quite impressive. Nevertheless, we should point out that of the 6 possible viewpoints only 3 were opened to the public due the destruction of the wooden pathways. This probably due to the destruction made by massive flooding early in the year.

Times for game viewing should be increased i.e., opening earlier then 06:30 AM.One just starts to see game further into the Loops (HartmannsĀ“s and Quiver Loops) and those can only be reached at least one hour into the game drive. By that time the sun is already high up and probably not the best for spotting Klipspringers. The afternoon drive will have to be shorter - just 2-3 useful hours and by our experience, not to explore the loops. So we have decided to shorten the loop driving and explore the viewpoints driveways ( Echocorner, etc..). Finally when we were already coming back we were struck by luck! A pair of Klipspringers on watchdog function and an infant were sighted. What a gracious and beautiful animal.

The camp itself and the facilities offered are good. People at reception were efficient and informative. Shame they did not have available the official guide for the Park in english. We were informed that it was being reprinted and updated. The shop was well stoked. We did not use the restaurant.

The cottage we stayed in was clean, spacious and very well equipped.

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