Fodor's Expert Review Augrabies Rest Camp

Augrabies, Northern Cape, South Africa

South African National Parks (SANParks) offers clean, self-catering, brick-faced chalets that can sleep two people or a small family and are near the visitor center and the main falls viewing areas. Although they don't take advantage of the setting and aren't aesthetically pleasing, the chalets are functional, with braai (barbecue) areas and fully-equipped kitchens; some have TVs and a few have views from a sit-out area in front. The nearest town with decent shops is Kakamas, 40 km (25 miles) away, and you should definitely stock up on groceries before arriving because the on-site restaurant is only adequate, and the camp's overpriced shop sells more junk food than items with which to prepare decent meals. There are a couple of pools to refresh in, and the camp affords immediate access to hiking routes. Forty campsites are also available.


  • beautiful environment that's generally peaceful
  • great hikes and walks directly from your doorstep
  • you can cook for yourself, inside or outside your chalet


  • can get crowded (at which point the noise levels rise)
  • restaurant's food is not the best and the overpriced on-site shop is poorly stocked
  • chalets are an architectural eyesore and maintenance is lacking




Phones: +27-012-428–9111-for reservations | +27-054-452–9200


59 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, A daily conservation fee of R240 per person applies

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