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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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South Africa
+27 27 341 1927
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The ultimate tranquil getaway

If peace, quietness, tranquility, wide open spaces with big skies, beautiful landscapes and awesome... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2013
Graham S
Cape Town
A return to the Karoo

We have stayed at the Karoo National Park before and always enjoy it. The staff is friendly and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
Tenerife, Spain
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7 May 2017
“Construction work and lack of radio worried”
6 May 2017
“Drought ravaged but still beautiful”
South Africa
+27 27 341 1927
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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
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...More

4  Thank JohninNewburyport
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...More

3  Thank BrigSunnySA
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...More

11  Thank Charl D
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...More

4  Thank yvakat
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I need advice on how to get to the Tankwa from Sutherland please!
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