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Tankwa Karoo National Park

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Address: South Africa
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A return to the Karoo

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... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
Tenerife, Spain
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Tenerife, Spain
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 to a very high standard. We stayed two nights, enjoying sunsets and braais in the... More 

1 Thank FellowTraveller50
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 small windows in the bathroom, giving you glimpses of the surrounds outside. The views from... More 

5 Thank Burgert V
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 cottage. Also grouse, pale chanting goshawks and other small birds. In the park we saw... More 

4 Thank John K
Farnham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

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

2 Thank Linda M
cape town
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Toni S
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank JohninNewburyport
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank BrigSunnySA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 

11 Thank Charl D
Aalst, Belgium
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282 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank yvakat
Cape Town
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank capetowndiscovery

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