After my trip to Richtersveld NP I plan to travel from Port Nolloth to Upington to catch a flight to JNB. I had originally planned to do the whole drive in one day, overnight at Upington and catch the 12-50 flight the following day.
But when planning the route I realised I'll be travelling fairly close to Augrabies falls, apparently just 30 minutes drive from Kakamas turn.
Now I am wondering whether I should visit the Augrabies falls. I understand in late August the flow of water would be much less than April.
If I want to see the falls on the way and reach my accommodation in Upington by early evening then what time should I leave Port Nolloth ?
Google suggests a Seven hour non-stop drive from Port Nolloth to Upington. Is that a reliable estimate? Is it reasonably safe to drive in N14 after sunset ?
The other option is to break the journey at Augrabies SANparks camp and leave next morning by 8 am to be in UTN airport by 10 am.
I am just wondering if the Augrabies falls is worth making a detour in August with reduced water flow and which option would be better if I decide to pay a visit.