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Tankwa Karoo National Park

South Africa
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Strand, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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