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Phone Number: +27 (0)27 341 1927
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The Karoo is a place where you can find yourself (and hopefully you will like what you find). We did our annual mountain bike ride from Ceres to George through Tankwa. What an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Warwick L
Sandton, South Africa
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Sandton, South Africa
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Karoo is a place where you can find yourself (and hopefully you will like what you find). We did our annual mountain bike ride from Ceres to George through Tankwa. What an experience - particularly on Mountain bikes. We stayed at the Skoorsteenberg Farm Cottages - highly recommended. have written a separate review on our stay at Skoorsteenberg ,... More 

1 Thank Warwick L
Brackenfell, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is for those who are really looking for the remote natural splendor of the Karoo. Not much around except vast open spaces and animals

Thank WernerDalziel
Cape Town
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Don't go there if you want to see the Big 5 (although if you have to, just pass through Imverdoorn on your way). The views and serenity of the park make you want to believe in God :) While arriving via Tankwa Padstal (great!) it was discovered that we had a flat tyre. They happen to have a great repair... More 

Thank NomondeA
Cape Town
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The absolute serenity, rough nature and sublime stillness is what makes this Park so special. Good SAN Parks accommodation and excellent camping facilities make us to want to go again. Only about 2 hours from Cape Town

Thank JakeCapeTown
Roodepoort, South Africa
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed in the Elandsberg Cottages. Very well appointed, spacious, and when we explained that we didn't have grill to braai with, we had a brand new one in an hour. The view is just magnificent onto the Roggeveld mountain range. The staff at reception were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Really a place to go back to to experience the... More 

Thank ljkilian777
Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The dirt roads to and within Tankwa Karoo are absolutely appalling and really should be a complete embarrassment to Sanparks. Their preamble of Tankwa being a 4 hour drive from Cape Town is pretty laughable, as one has to add on at least 2 to 2 and a half hours for the bad roads. Enough said.

Thank Mike H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I first visited Elandsberg Wilderness Camp in 2007 when it was newly built - all sensitively built but unfortunately they are deteriorating and for the price per night I was disappointed to receive no wood or firefighters, thin holey toilet paper, tired looking crockery, dysfunctional paraffin lamps and everything looking sadly grubby. This is all very unfortunate as the dream... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a wonderful long weekend a convenient 325 km from Stellenbosch. Wonderful beauty in this charming desert wonder world . The lodge is the ideal place for a group of 20+ people for a weekend . Friendly people good catering and well appointed rooms . A Fantastic getaway with a wonderful stopover at the Tankwa Padstal on the way .

1 Thank joubba
Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This reserve has : poor accommodation facilities, bad roads, not access to restaurants. It has a great potencial for the future. The stargazing is absolutely breathtaking, the nature is so great.

Thank Kvolkova
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This is bittersweet - I want to be honest and say this is one of my favorite places in the world BUT if I give it that accolade more people will go and I'll probably struggle to get accommodation next time... Seriously - so beautiful. The accommodation is sublime (as long as you're prepared for off the grid). Eco-built and... More 

1 Thank JaneneSkamp

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