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Tankwa Karoo National Park

South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Johannesburg
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20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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
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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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41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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