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Augrabies Destination Guide

Explore Augrabies in South Africa

Augrabies in the region of Northern Cape is a place in South Africa - some 518 mi or ( 833 km ) South-West of Pretoria , the country's capital city .

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Time in Augrabies is now 12:04 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Alheit, and Keetmanshoop. Since you are here already, consider visiting Alheit . Where to go and what to see in Augrabies ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Augrabies Falls

The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 60m in height. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall Ankoerebis, "place of big noises", from which the Trek Boers, who settled here later on, derived the name Augrabies. The falls have recorded 7,800 cubic metres of water every second in floods in 1988 (and 6,800 cubic metres in the floods of 2006).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -28.59 20.34 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Orange River, Waterfalls of South Africa

Christian Wilhelm Alheit

Christian Wilhelm Alheit also known as Christoph Wilhelm Alheit 13 November 1817 Mühlhausen, Thüringen - 21 March 1882 Steinthal, Tulbagh district, was a Rhenish missionary. Alheit arrived in South Africa in 1842 and worked at mission stations in Tulbagh (1842-7), Schietfontein (1847-64), Stellenbosch (1864-73) and Saron (1873-1882). Between 1864 and 1873 he was head of a boys' hostel in Stellenbosch where a third of the boys were the sons of Rhenish missionaries.

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Located at -28.75 20.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: 1817 births, 1882 deaths, Christian missionaries in South Africa, German Christian missionaries

Molopo River

The Molopo River is one of the main rivers in Southern Africa. It has a length of approximately 960 kilometres and a catchment area of 367,201 sq km with Botswana, Namibia and South Africa sharing roughly about a third of the basin each.

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Located at -28.52 20.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: Botswana–South Africa border, International rivers of Africa, Orange River, Rivers of Botswana, Rivers of South Africa