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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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Address: South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)27 341 1927
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adrian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Adrian S
Worcester, South Africa
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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2 Thank olive c
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Loret19
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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1 Thank Kyle E
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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 

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Thank SteveMPhotography
Sandton, South Africa
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54 reviews
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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 

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1 Thank Warwick L
Brackenfell, South Africa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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Cape Town
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Cape Town
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2 reviews
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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

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