Tankwa Camino

Tankwa Camino, Calvinia: Hours, Address, Tankwa Camino Reviews: 4.5/5

Tankwa Camino
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Deon Kruger
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A fantastic experience.
Apr 2019 • Solo
Physically demanding, but a wonderful experience with a very nice group. I loved the down to earth attitudes an basic camping in a little tent. The food was very good, especially after walking 25+km. Highly recommended if you like the veld and basic facilities and if you are reasonably fit.
Written 18 December 2019
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Liela M
Pretoria, South Africa57 contributions
An Endurance Hike more than a Camino, but it remains worth it
Aug 2019
The Tankwa Camino is actually an Endurance Hike. You hike betweeen 27 - 29 km for 9 days and 32 km for one day. There is no reason why you are walking from Calvinia to Ceres beyond proving to yourself that you can physically do it. Every evening before dinner one of the staff, a retired pastor, recite a text from the Bible and give a message to inspire the hikers, either for the walk the next day or to "find themselves" on the way.
The food is fantastic local fare and very wholesome and filling.
It irritated me that the organizers tried to tell me how I was feeling or supposed to feel but none of them have ever hiked the route. You will most likely question your decision to do it a 1 000 times while you're walking, but believe me when you are done, you will miss it.
The kilometers you hike every day varies. We were told a few times that we were going to hike only 25 km only to end the day, hiking nearly 30 km. My advice: expect every day to hike 30 km and when you see the campsite before 30 km it is a bonus.
There are toilet facilities and water every 5 km-ish, which helps a lot.
The webpage promised a support vehicle on the route that we didn't see and when we needed it, it wasn't anywhere to be found. luckily our situation wasn't life or death.
If you want to do this hike, know why you want to do it, and then it will be an amazing adventure
Written 3 September 2019
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454corrie
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Something ...WOW
Sep 2018 • Friends
Don't just dream of doing something special for your self ….JUST DO IT. Words cant describe my Tankwa Camino experience. It was …. SPECIAL... WOW...
Written 12 December 2018
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