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Tankwa Karoo National Park

South Africa
+27 27 341 1927
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Tranquil and vast. Reconnects one to the beauty of the Karoo

We have driven past the park so many times and determined to stay this time. The Park is vast and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Mickie J
Johannesburg, South Africa
Elandsberg Cottages - Quaint and Rustic to rundown and shabby !

This was our second stay at this camp staying the same unit. The camp is wonderful in that the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
George, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have driven past the park so many times and determined to stay this time. The Park is vast and we are fortunate to have a car that is all wheel drive and can be taken on 4x4 tracks. We had exciting game viewing and...More

Thank Mickie J
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was our second stay at this camp staying the same unit. The camp is wonderful in that the units are very well spaced from one another which means total privacy and peace and quiet. The scenery is beautiful, the views vast and the nights...More

1  Thank Poodle33
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you love wide open spaces, then you will love Tankwa Karoo. We saw lots of animals even though it was quite dry. Beautiful scenery and stunning views from the top of Gannaga Pass.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful scenery wild and vast. Not easy to reach but the trip is very inspiring. Be sure you have enough petrol and the right type of vehicle. You need to be prepared for a long gravel rough roadtrip though.

Thank Simonetta D
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is the third time we have travelled to Tankwa Karoo since 2013, I can safely say that with the exception of the main road traveling through the park none of the other routes have seen any form of grading, meaning that you are going...More

Thank Byrt
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Seven great days of scenery. DeZyfer, Elandsberg, Gannaga Lodge and Varschfontein. Unfortunately these units need "basic maintenance". Taps, door handles, windows, drains, etc. Some roads are tough, but most roads are good. The viewpoint road at Elandsberg needs 1st low range for a few kilometers,...More

Thank Kazialil1
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Some of the most epic views we have had in a National Park. Even with the arid environment we still saw many birds. The animals are not really what I would go to the park for, more the vast open landscapes, quiet enjoyment and countless...More

Thank Douglas N
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Tankwa Karoo National Park in winter. I wanted to go birding and mountain biking. We stayed in an old farmhouse probably an hours drive to the next - you experience the remoteness and desolation of the Karoo. The Varschwater house is...More

Thank Hans K
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We entered the Tankwa National Park from the Tankwa Tented Camps side passing the Africa Burn site. The Park's office was +- 40km away. The roads are really very bad. Not suitable for a car. No cellphone reception - be prepared with a spare wheel...More

Thank _taliedutoit
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The park as a whole is beautiful and tranquil but definitely not for the faint hearted. The park's office is very far from camps (18 km from the Elandsberg cottages where we stayed), there is absolutely no phone coverage and in case of an emergency...More

Thank Michele O
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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