Waterfalls in Guarimba

Angel-val

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Die Angel-val of Angel Falls (Spaans: Salto Ángel, soms met die inheemse naam Kerepakupai merú aangedui) is die hoogste vryvallende waterval ter wêreld. Die waterval is 979 meter hoog en is in die suidooste van Venezuela geleë. Dit is na die "ontdekker" daarvan, Jimmie Angel, genoem.

Die waterval is in 'n naamlose sytak van die Caroní-rivier in die Canaima Nasionale Park in Venezuela geleë. In die omgewing is hooggeleë rotsplato's (wat plaaslik tepui's genoem word) met 'n besonder kenmerkende fauna en flora. Die baie reën wat in hierdie tropiese gebied val vloei deur verskeie ondergrondse grotte na die kant van die plato.

Hoewel die val al in die 20ste eeu deur die verkenner Ernesto de Santa Cruz gesien is, word die amptelike ontdekking daarvan in die Westerse Wêreld aan die Amerikaanse avonturier-vlieënier Angel toegeskryf, wat met sy vliegtuig na goud opsoek was, en 'n noodlanding daar naby moes maak. Angel is in 1899 in Springfield in Missouri gebore.

Die hoogte van die waterval is in 1949 deur 'n ekspedisie van die National Geographic Society vasgestel. Hieroor skryf Ruth Robinson die artikel Jungle Journey to the World's Highest Waterfall.

In die boek Angels Four beskryf David Mott die eerste suksesvolle bestyging van Auyan-tepui (Duiwelsberg) na die bokant van die waterval. Die waterval is Venezuela se bekendste toeriste-aantreklikheid.

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@JaumePrimero
3 July 2013
Best way to get here is to fly into Canaima Airport from Caracas. The water drops over 2,600 feet into the park from Auyantepui Mountain, and it's the world highest!
Edison Rendon
9 February 2015
Recomendado venir en septiembre, octubre si quieres ver la cascada con su mayor esplendor.
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