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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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South Africa
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Lots of empty space

The Tankwa Karoo National Park isn't for everyone. It's a long drive on gravel roads, even via... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2013
Dave H
Marlborough, United Kingdom
A remote but beautiful spot

This is a dry and different national park. Game viewing is limited, because of the arid nature of... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2013
Doug E
Knysna, South Africa
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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
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
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
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We spent 4 nights in late September camping first at Langkloof 2 nights then Perdekloof 2 nights. We were pleasantly suprised at the scenery expecting dry open landscape but instead campsites were set in valleys & because of the time of the year vegetation was...More

3  Thank Beryl H
Reviewed 28 August 2013

If peace, quietness, tranquility, wide open spaces with big skies, beautiful landscapes and awesome starry nights are your thing, then this is the place for you. It is very remote and yet only 4 hours from Cape Town. We stayed in the very cosy and...More

3  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We have stayed at the Karoo National Park before and always enjoy it. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rest camp is a great place to stay. There were two of us and we had a standalone chalet which had recently been refurbished...More

1  Thank FellowTraveller50
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We were two couples and rented the Family Cottage with two separate bedrooms. It was quiet - remote - dry - soul searching landscape, and the most amazing star gazing ever. I was impressed with the well appointed spacious cob cottage, the open shower and...More

5  Thank Burgert V
Reviewed 22 November 2012

We spent two woderful nights at Paulshoek Cottage. The views are stunning as is the night sky. Also very quiet, all you hear are the birds and your own breathing. We had zebra coming in to drink at the waterhole just in front of the...More

4  Thank John K
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Truly away from it all and awesome starry nights. Very special.

2  Thank Linda M
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...More

1  Thank Toni S
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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