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Address: South Africa
Phone Number: +27 27 341 1927
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Wonderful place to unwind in solitude

If you love quite and isolated regions this place! No cell phone reception, internet connection only at the reception once a data voucher is purchase. Roads are not great, make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frogy007
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love quite and isolated regions this place! No cell phone reception, internet connection only at the reception once a data voucher is purchase. Roads are not great, make sure you have a spare tyre. There is no big game to spot but beautiful open landscape and nature to be admired. I stayed at De Zypher Cottage which offers... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This reserve will not be everybody's cup of tea. You will not find the big 5 game animals here, in fact a very small variety of game. Bird viewing depending upon the season is apparantly good, but that is not our interest. Roads are badly corrugated and you will find all the rattles and squeaks in your vehicle and any... More 

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Thank irishmike60
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The Tankwa National Park has space as far as the eye can see and calls one to become still and take in the beauty of nature. There are vast contrasts and the wide variety gives the urbanized soul time to re-group and find their way again.

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Thank Gail B
P.E. RSA
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This park is quite beautiful in its starkness. We stayed in De Zypher Cottage which was peaceful and had a small dam in front so the bird life on our doorstep was plentiful. Unfortunately it rained for the two days we were there and so there was no hot water due to the solar heater not getting any sun and... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We camped for 2 nights in the recently new campsites with good solar lighting and gas heated water. Very pleasant. MTB cylcling was superb, encountered a beautiful puffadder close by. The most picturesque areas are to the west where we exited the park at Stoneheng with some interesting art artifacts. "Africa Burn"

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Thank JohnRustenburg
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Once again Tankwa did not disappoint us. Majestic landscapes and scenery. Definitely a drive from Middelpos side to enjoy the scenic views at its best. Everything of mother nature in front of you and you as driver also able to enjoy the view as you drive to the bottom of the drop...

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Worcester, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were stationed at this location, a place nicknamed 'the fort' for 7 hours, perhaps not enough time to give a review of the place however my experience is first hand together with the views of others of our team staying for a few days. I am told the water was non existent. Guests were using pool the pools water... More 

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Thank TheGreekBoy
Cape Town, South Africa
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128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

if you want a true wilderness experience in the South African Karoo...if your idea of a good night out is sitting around a fire under the blackest sky imaginable.....not a sound anywhere...the milky way above you and stars that seem so close you could pick one out of the sky to put in your pocket (and save it for a... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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