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Gannaga Lodge

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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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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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 .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.

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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 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Unexpectedly long drive from Wellington and around 100km on the shale road where we crossed fingers we would not have a flat. (We didn't!) You need to be totally self sufficient to come here. Including water. Last stop for victuals etc is Tankwa Padstal (you have to stop here even if its just for a coffee as it is fascinating... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I suppose it was almost unavoidable to have a flat tyre on the road to the Park, on the notorious R355, or tyre-muncher as it is sometimes called. And by the time we noticed it, the tyre had been shredded to pieces and we were left to travel on gravel without a spare tyre for days. But despite this shaky... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Driving through the Tankwa, you become overwhelmingly aware of the quiet. In two hours, we only encountered two donkey-carts and a car. The Tankwa offers a unique beauty. It looks dead, but there is plenty life. I am looking forward to my next trip. There is no cell-phone reception, no tar roads, no gas stations, no comfort stops. All Karoo.

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Centurion, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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