- Thunderstorms have turned the Augrabies Falls in the Northern Cape into an absolutely jaw-dropping sight
- Two decks have been closed as a result of the massive amount of water that has been crashing down at an intense force
- The Augrabies Falls flows from the Orange River and stands at a massive height of 56m (around 183ft)
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The sheer power and magnificence of Mother Nature were on full display in the Northern Cape. The breathtaking Augrabies Falls flowed Furiously on Monday due to severe thunderstorms with two decks already being closed.
Originally referred to as Ankoerebis, meaning the "place of big noises", by the Khoi people, the Augrabies Falls is roughly 56 meters high. The fall is also known for its awe-inspiring beauty when the fiver is flooded.
The waterfall is surrounded by Augrabies Falls National Park and stretches along the Orange River, South Africa's longest river. Facebook user Ruzanne J V Rensburg shared images of the overflowing waterfall online.
A range of pictures and videos had social media users in awe at the breathtaking sight. Click here to view the post.
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Social media users are in awe of the beautiful waterfall
Janette Karsten said:
Morgie Erlank shared:
"Wow, but this is quite a spectacle! Thank you for the share."
Elsie Bredenkamp wrote:
"WOOW!!! The power of nature!!! Beautiful but wildly scary!!"
Annatjie Bergh commented:
"This is an indescribable spectacle."
Ina Niemand responded with:
"It's a spectacle."
Elda Botes added:
"Unbelievably beautiful, the mass of water."
"My heart cries": Heavy flooding in small North West town leaves Mzansi heartbroken for residents
In other news about the wrath of Mother Nature, Briefly News previously reported that SA Long-distance Truckers on Facebook shared a 40-second clip of the flooding in Christiana. The agricultural town in the North West has around 3 000 residents. In the short video, buildings are seen covered with water almost reaching the roofs.
The drone footage spans quite a distance as it records the massive influx of water that has covered the area. The immense amount of water is enough to make anyone shiver in their boots, feeling grateful for their lives.
A report by News24 revealed that the provincial government started evacuating people from the area on Thursday, 21 January. Residents were placed at local churches and neighbouring guesthouses for their safety.
Source: Briefly News