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Tankwa Karoo National Park

South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

what a great time to visit the Park - cooler weather, a bit of rain and no crowds. Not the perfect time as we generally go during the flower season later in the year but still time to do a bird list and some game spotting.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Tankwa is unlike any of the other SAN Parks therefore research it first so that you are prepared for the experience. The park staff have worked hard on the accommodation and got it just right. Our unit was well organised, clean and well equipped with a dip pool which was a positive when the temperature hit the 30's. Lighting the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Tankwa Karoo National Park. It is spectacular, at least we think so. The Karoo landscapes might not appeal to everyone - they are dry, wild, and full of beautiful colour in the mountains, the rocks, the vegetation. Our mistake was to visit in sumer with temperatures over 40 degrees and not much cooler at night.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If it's peace & quiet you want, this is the perfect park for it! We stayed at the 'luxurious' Elandsberg self catering accommodation with lovely plunge pools, what a treat! Incredible expansive views over the park and it's surrounding mountains. No cellphone reception which makes it all the more special and no electricity. Personally I would not brave coming to... More

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Tankwa Karoo National Park isn't for everyone. It's a long drive on gravel roads, even via Sutherland, but it is a whole lot of wild beautiful scenery, and somewhere to escape to from city life. We stayed in one of the Elandsberg cottages which are in the Northern end of the park, facing the Roggesberg escarpment accross a plain... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a dry and different national park. Game viewing is limited, because of the arid nature of the reserve. The attraction lies in the beautiful succulent Karoo landscapes. The Park staff were friendly and very helpful. We stayed at the Dezyfer cottage which is rustic but adequate for two couples. It is clearly very old but functional. There is... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a large area and one of the driest regions in South Africa. Getting to the park requires a fair drive, but the roads were OK. Did a few roads and I can say that there is not huge amount of game, which, depending on your interest, can be good. Not having any dangerous game allows you to get... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent 4 nights in late September camping first at Langkloof 2 nights then Perdekloof 2 nights. We were pleasantly suprised at the scenery expecting dry open landscape but instead campsites were set in valleys & because of the time of the year vegetation was green with Karoo flowers. The campsite facilities are excellant all with your own Toilet/ Bathroom... More

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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If peace, quietness, tranquility, wide open spaces with big skies, beautiful landscapes and awesome starry nights are your thing, then this is the place for you. It is very remote and yet only 4 hours from Cape Town. We stayed in the very cosy and comfortable Elandsberg eco cottages. There is no electricity but as there are solar panels outside... More

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Tenerife, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have stayed at the Karoo National Park before and always enjoy it. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rest camp is a great place to stay. There were two of us and we had a standalone chalet which had recently been refurbished to a very high standard. We stayed two nights, enjoying sunsets and braais in the... More

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