Getting There – Augrabies Falls NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

If you are traveling to Augrabies Falls, you will most likely start your trip at either O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town.

Augrabies Falls is situated 902km/560mi from Johannesburg (11 hours) and 796km/494mi from Cape Town (10 hours). Augrabies Falls is mostly visited as a self-drive destination, and you can rent a car at whichever airport you fly into. It is also possible to take a connecting flight into Upington Airport (UTN). This option would leave you with a much shorter driving distance: 250km/124mi. An ordinary 2WD will be able to traverse the park, but the popular Wilderness Road is impassable to anything but 4WD.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to South Africa, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Your tour operator will probably book all charter flights you may need as part of your safari package. Scheduled flights to Upington may be booked through SA Airlink.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – South Africa page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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