Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape
Runner's World SA|February 2019
Augrabies Falls National Park, Northern Cape

THE EXPERIENCE

Desert lovers are sure to space out on the endless trail-running opportunities awaiting them in the wide-sky world of Augrabies.

Jacques Marais

An extraterrestrial landscape – brimming with volcanic rock outcrops, ochre dunes, bizarre succulents and quiver-tree sentinels – makes this one of the Northern Cape’s must-run destinations.

This premier park was established as a conservation area in 1966, with the spectacular and eponymous falls as its centrepiece, and with a dramatic gorge carved into the semi-desert plains below the falls. This spectacular canyon gashes for a good 18km through the granite-gneiss bedrock and makes for jaw-dropping views.

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February 2019