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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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Magnificent silence

We had an exquisite experience on the way to and in the park. Wide open spaces and self-catering in... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2014
Johan Z
,
Strand, South Africa
June visit

If solitude and wide open spaces is your thing then this is a must visit.We enjoyed our brief 2... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2014
Steeletripper
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We had an exquisite experience on the way to and in the park. Wide open spaces and self-catering in quiet solitude. Good for a long weekend to a week's stay. Check out the blog post at http://www.the-hungry-sailor.com/2014/08/the-magnificent-silence-of-tankwa-karoo.html

1  Thank Johan Z
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

If solitude and wide open spaces is your thing then this is a must visit.We enjoyed our brief 2 day exploration and saw but a fraction of the Park. The trip up the Gannaga Pass was a highlight and next visit I'll definitely take along...More

2  Thank Steeletripper
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Visited tha Tankwa for the second year in a row, taking my friends to see this gem. We stayed in Paulshoek cottage the first night, and Elandsberg cottage no 1 the second night. It was pleasant cold weather, with lots of sunshine. We did not...More

2  Thank Pierre d
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

what a great time to visit the Park - cooler weather, a bit of rain and no crowds. Not the perfect time as we generally go during the flower season later in the year but still time to do a bird list and some game...More

3  Thank Clive L
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Tankwa is unlike any of the other SAN Parks therefore research it first so that you are prepared for the experience. The park staff have worked hard on the accommodation and got it just right. Our unit was well organised, clean and well equipped with...More

9  Thank Trev N
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at Tankwa Karoo National Park. It is spectacular, at least we think so. The Karoo landscapes might not appeal to everyone - they are dry, wild, and full of beautiful colour in the mountains, the rocks, the vegetation. Our mistake was...More

5  Thank MicheleTravel23
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

If it's peace & quiet you want, this is the perfect park for it! We stayed at the 'luxurious' Elandsberg self catering accommodation with lovely plunge pools, what a treat! Incredible expansive views over the park and it's surrounding mountains. No cellphone reception which makes...More

3  Thank ErikaCosta
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The Tankwa Karoo National Park isn't for everyone. It's a long drive on gravel roads, even via Sutherland, but it is a whole lot of wild beautiful scenery, and somewhere to escape to from city life. We stayed in one of the Elandsberg cottages which...More

2  Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This is a dry and different national park. Game viewing is limited, because of the arid nature of the reserve. The attraction lies in the beautiful succulent Karoo landscapes. The Park staff were friendly and very helpful. We stayed at the Dezyfer cottage which is...More

1  Thank Doug E
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This is a large area and one of the driest regions in South Africa. Getting to the park requires a fair drive, but the roads were OK. Did a few roads and I can say that there is not huge amount of game, which, depending...More

3  Thank Sarracenia
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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
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