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Tankwa Karoo National Park

South Africa
+27 27 341 1927
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Such beautiful countryside

Seven great days of scenery. DeZyfer, Elandsberg, Gannaga Lodge and Varschfontein. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karoo at its best

Some of the most epic views we have had in a National Park. Even with the arid environment we still... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Douglas N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Tankwa Karoo NP is a fantastic place to visit for both plants and for the slightly unusual birds and mammals. The area is currently in the grip of a prolonged drought and this is having an effect. Flower season is a must through here though.

Thank Nichewiche
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is one of the most special places that I have ever been to. It is desolate but has a naked beauty. Not for prissy folk who need all the comforts.

Thank Sula1968
Reviewed 2 March 2017

not many tourist visit this park (especially compared to the other karoo national park). Quite a big road network, however a few of them need a car with good clearance, some 4x4. Animals are rather shy and move away then a car appears. On the...More

Thank rajang
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A few years back we went to stay in the chalets in the Tankwa Karoo. Beautifully decorated, candle lights and gas shower. Absolute a blissful place if you want to sync with your inner self again.

Thank Maré O
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, as describe in other reviews, a place with stark differences, extreme contrasts and endless starlit nights! We stayed at Paulshoek for 2 nights and Elandsberg 1 night. Paulshoek has got a waterhole very close by the cottage which offers glorious...More

Thank Martie R
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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