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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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South Africa
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Endless Scenics

Gripped by a vicious drought, this park is looking very bare at the moment, but the landscapes are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cape Town

Lovely time. Quiet and time to clear away cobwebs and relax. Look forward to a return visit. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gripped by a vicious drought, this park is looking very bare at the moment, but the landscapes are still staggering and there are a lot of roads to explore. The corrugation is bad on some of them, but most are ok. We stayed at De...More

Thank Binty12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely time. Quiet and time to clear away cobwebs and relax. Look forward to a return visit. Great staff and well maintained

Thank tclondon90
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have driven past the park so many times and determined to stay this time. The Park is vast and we are fortunate to have a car that is all wheel drive and can be taken on 4x4 tracks. We had exciting game viewing and...More

2  Thank Mickie J
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was our second stay at this camp staying the same unit. The camp is wonderful in that the units are very well spaced from one another which means total privacy and peace and quiet. The scenery is beautiful, the views vast and the nights...More

1  Thank Poodle33
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you love wide open spaces, then you will love Tankwa Karoo. We saw lots of animals even though it was quite dry. Beautiful scenery and stunning views from the top of Gannaga Pass.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful scenery wild and vast. Not easy to reach but the trip is very inspiring. Be sure you have enough petrol and the right type of vehicle. You need to be prepared for a long gravel rough roadtrip though.

Thank Simonetta D
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the third time we have travelled to Tankwa Karoo since 2013, I can safely say that with the exception of the main road traveling through the park none of the other routes have seen any form of grading, meaning that you are going...More

Thank Byrt
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Seven great days of scenery. DeZyfer, Elandsberg, Gannaga Lodge and Varschfontein. Unfortunately these units need "basic maintenance". Taps, door handles, windows, drains, etc. Some roads are tough, but most roads are good. The viewpoint road at Elandsberg needs 1st low range for a few kilometers,...More

Thank Kazialil1
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Some of the most epic views we have had in a National Park. Even with the arid environment we still saw many birds. The animals are not really what I would go to the park for, more the vast open landscapes, quiet enjoyment and countless...More

Thank Douglas N
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Tankwa Karoo National Park in winter. I wanted to go birding and mountain biking. We stayed in an old farmhouse probably an hours drive to the next - you experience the remoteness and desolation of the Karoo. The Varschwater house is...More

Thank Hans K
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24 November 2016|
Response from Frogy007 | Reviewed this property |
With a normal car you can travel on R354 towards Middelpos (little garage and even smaller shop) and from there via Gannaga Pass to Tankwa NP. 4x4 enthusiasts can take Ouberg Pass from Suthernland. But read up about the pass... More