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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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Address: South Africa
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Amazing location, great facilities but fireplace was broken

After our adventure into the Tankwa - the roads were slippery and the temp was 2 degrees, we were blown away by the beautiful cob cottage with exquisite views, well equipped and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2012
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cape town
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cape town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

After our adventure into the Tankwa - the roads were slippery and the temp was 2 degrees, we were blown away by the beautiful cob cottage with exquisite views, well equipped and lovely beds and linen. The scenery was breath taking. The clouds had settled in so no star gazing for us. We settled down and lit a fire only... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This park has a stark beauty that would appeal to nature lovers, particularly to birdwatchers and botanists. The network of roads we used were very manageable with an ordinary two-wheel drive, although a bit bumpy at times. It was very hot during the day in January, but we expected that. We stayed in the main Park residence, which had large... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed in one of the Elandsberg Wilderness Camp Cottages for 3 nights. They are Very well equipped units 3 bedroom 1 bathroom with lovely covered outside patio and plunge pool. No electricity, but they do have gas stove and fridge. Paraffin lamps and candles for lighting. Cottages are built from rocks, hay bales and mud! Very Eco! The landscape... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

I've visited most national parks in South Africa, and Tankwa is the most tranquil, peaceful of them all. We stayed for three days at the Elandsberg Wilderness Camp, and on checkout promptly booked another ten during the flower season in September. The arid landscape, beautiful views and quietness simply puts it apart from other getaways in South Africa. While I... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

we booked 2 nights in this park, as one of the only we didn't do yet, we took the 'long drive' up through Calvinia (we came from Paternoster) and underestimated a bit the distance (no GPS..), but the nice lady at the office was prepared to wait for us a bit longer after office hours (on sunday), it's a long... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

We decided to try and find a 'getaway' that was totally in the middle on no-where and where on can totally forget about the world, but at the same time not being too far from Cape Town i.e. doesn't involve a day's flying. Bingo! The 'Tankwa' lies only about a 3 hour drive from the city but really is a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

This place is a little off the beaten track, but not that long a drive from Cape Town, straddling the border of the Western Cape and Northern Cape. The cottages are well-stocked, and some considerable care has gone into the decoration and furniture included. No mains water, so bring bottled water with you, though there is borehole water to shower... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

Park is desolate with interesting bird/animal and plant species as only the Karoo can have. Chalets and houses are extremely clean and stocked with all you need. Service is friendly and efficient. Take your time and give Gannaga Pass a try for views.

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