Just northwest of Kakamas, roaring out of the granite, the Orange River tumbles into an 18-km ravine. In an expedition full of magical moments, this was today’s: Augrabies Falls, “the place of great noise”, where water thunders down a 56-meter fall. Some say a trove of diamonds is to be found under the world’s sixth-largest waterfall. It doesn’t matter—the real crown jewel of this area are the falls themselves. As our tractors moved through the national park, we kept our eyes peeled for the diverse animal life, hoping to spot one of the many wildcats that call this park home.