AN AWE-INSPIRING SIGHT: THE AUGRABIES FALLS IN FLOOD
It’s awe-inspiring watching tonnes of water fall nearly 60 metres into a turbulent pool. The roar is nearly deafening and the spray drenching.
This summer the Augrabies Falls were in flood, recording around 3 000 cubic metres per second at their peak in February .
Rising in eastern Lesotho, the Orange River is South Africa’s largest and longest river. It travels almost 2 500km from the Drakensberg mountain range to Alexander Bay on the west coast, where it spills into the treacherous Atlantic Ocean. Over millennia, the river left in its path rich diamond deposits that caused a diamond rush in the early 1870s.