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Phone Number: +27 (0)27 341 1927
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Rough it up camping.

We wanted to visit the Tankwa in its rawest form. We camped at one of the "unofficial" spots, meaning there is nothing! Go well prepared with enough water. It was our first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the Tankwa in its rawest form. We camped at one of the "unofficial" spots, meaning there is nothing! Go well prepared with enough water. It was our first experience of the kind but it was most amazing. We went to relax and just enjoy the splendour and beautiful colours of the Tankwa. In love. Also note,... More 

Thank Loret19
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We just showed up with no booking on a weekday, and we were the only ones in the park. The main highway goes through the park and that can be visited without paying, and we arrived on that highway at 7pm, after the info centre had closed, so we just found a remote campsite and camped for the night. The... More 

Thank Kyle E
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is one of my all time favourite places in South Africa. Been there twice in 3 months. No tarred roads in sight but the gravel roads are in good condition and have done it twice now in my sedan car. Yes, I also did Gannaga Pass and Ouberg Pass. If you like the beauty of... More 

Thank SteveMPhotography
Sandton, South Africa
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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

1 Thank JakeCapeTown
Roodepoort, South Africa
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69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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 

2 Thank Rose D

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