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Tankwa Karoo National Park

Address: South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)27 341 1927
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Centurion, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is not for the unprepared! Everything is a challenge- the heat, the roads, distance to travel, the afternoon winds etc. We stayed at the Tankwa Guest house, all was clean well and equipped with clean bedding, towels and cooking utensils. The old farm house now accommodates 10 people with a courtyard in the middle with a braai area... More 

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Cape Town
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Tankwa's starkness is beautiful- it is arid and yet the different vegetation communities are evident.The accommodation is charming- we stayed at Vaarschfontein cottage. It has a small kitchen with gas burners, lovely dining room set and a fair sized bathroom. There were some half used candles, but we would advise you to bring extra as well as a good lamp/torch.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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122 reviews 122 reviews
60 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed at elandsberg chalets. Without electricity the place is unique!! great night sky, great solitude, open spaces, lots of animals around, birds, elands, wild cat. Bedroom with awesome views!! remote place but easy to find and drive in august.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a beautiful place for those who like the beauty of aridness. The succulent Karoo is host to a wide variety of plant life that is suited to the climate. As a birder, the park hosts quite a few endemics as well as species that mainly occur in the west. the camping accommodation is great as every camping site... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Fast open spaces, peace and quite. If you feel like some alone time this is the place for you. Roads can be difficult to navigate after rain. We were traveling in 4x4 vehicle and had no problem. Although tyre problems (flats/bursts etc) on the access roads to the park appears to be a frequent problem. Drive with care and take... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Elandsberg cottages at the Tankwa Karoo National Park. The cottage was vast! It is spacious and well laid out with an outdoor covered braai area, a long stoep and a plunge pool (covered since it was still very cold). There are uncurtained picture windows which look out onto the veld and the cottages are... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of the more recent established National Parks in South Africa. We stayed at the Elandsberg wilderness cottages some 25 kms from the offices. the five cottages have an outstanding view of the mountain and are remote from from each other making for the ultimate in peace and tranquility. We did not see much of the larger game as the... More 

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Strand, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had an exquisite experience on the way to and in the park. Wide open spaces and self-catering in quiet solitude. Good for a long weekend to a week's stay. Check out the blog post at http://www.the-hungry-sailor.com/2014/08/the-magnificent-silence-of-tankwa-karoo.html

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If solitude and wide open spaces is your thing then this is a must visit.We enjoyed our brief 2 day exploration and saw but a fraction of the Park. The trip up the Gannaga Pass was a highlight and next visit I'll definitely take along the mntbikes. We Loved the Elandsberg cottages and found it nice and secluded, well equipt... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited tha Tankwa for the second year in a row, taking my friends to see this gem. We stayed in Paulshoek cottage the first night, and Elandsberg cottage no 1 the second night. It was pleasant cold weather, with lots of sunshine. We did not see other tourists for 2 days. Paulshoek was a gem, with the Aga stove warming... More 

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