Bushmanland – Augrabies Falls National Park
About the Birding
Although most visitors to the park seldom venture further than the river after viewing the spectacular falls, birding around the campsite, neighbouring rocky ridges and the parks arid plains can also be very rewarding, especially for those searching for typical Karoo specials.
The wooded campsite (-28.5929, 20.3358) is a great place to begin ones search, and here typical arid bushveld species can be sought, such as Pririt Batis, Orange-river White-eye, Red-billed Firefinch, Black-chested Prinia, Namaqua Warbler, Acacia Pied Barbet, African Red-eyed Bulbul, Pale-winged Starling, Ashy Tit, Violet-eared Waxbill, Golden-tailed Woodpecker and many more.
About the Birding Site
Situated along the Orange River Gorge, this scenic yet underrated national park not only allows one access to the famous Augrabies Falls, but also plays host to a variety of habitats, from wooded thorny-bushveld, to expansive rock ridges and gravel plains, each with a unique subset of special Karoo type fauna and flora.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
South African Citizens & Residents (with ID): R59 per adult/day, R29 per child/day
SADC Nationals (with passport): R118 per adult/day, R59 per child/day
Standard Conservation Fee: R236 per adult/day, R118 per child/day
Day visitors are permitted from 07:00-18:00, and day visitor facilities are provided.
Office Hours are 07:00-19:00.