Tankwa Karoo Rest Camp

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This park is situated in a Karoo veld basin between the Cederberg mountain range in the west, the Roggeveld Escarpment in the east, and the Klein Roggeveld Mountains in the south. With the brightest stars and rare plant life, it offers a particular destination for lovers of nature and arid landscapes. The park is also known for its spectacular birdlife and is a well-known stop for bird enthusiasts with a birding list of 174 species of which 18 are endemics.

Accommodation

Informal Campsite (CK15)
Fully self-sufficient campers are allowed to camp at designated spots on an "only leave your footprints" - basis. Each site is for the exclusive use of the party of up to 15 individuals reserving such a site. (no electricity, ablutions or water)

  • Volmoesfontein: 2 Vehicles allowed per site, accessible with normal sedan vehicles, no ablutions or water
  • Oom Rickert: 2 Vehicles allowed per site , 4x4 advisable in rainy seasons, access by high clearance 2x4,  no ablutions or water
  • Biesjiesfontein:  2 Vehicles allowed per site, Accessible with normal sedan vehicles, no ablutions or water
  • Steenkampshoek: 2 Vehicles allowed per site, accessible only by 4x4, No ablutions or water
  • Pyperseboom: 2 Vehicles allowed per site , accessible only by 2x4, no ablutions or water
  • Skaapwagterspos: 2 Vehicles allowed per site, accessible only by 2x4, No ablutions or water

 

Formal Campsite: (CK6)

  • Perdekloof: 4x4 advisable in rainy seasons, access by high clearance 2x4, bathroom with toilet, shower and basin, braai facilities - no braai grid supplied, each campsite with own bathroom and enclosed kitchen with sink, no cooking facilities. Gas geyser, solar lighting and no electric points.
  • Langkloof:4x4 advisable in rainy seasons, access by high clearance 2x4, bathroom with toilet, shower and basin, braai facilities - no braai grid supplied, each campsite with own bathroom and enclosed kitchen with sink, no cooking facilities. Gas geyser, solar lighting and no electric points

Cottages

  • Four-bed De Zyver Cottage has 2 bedrooms, each with 1 double bed, a bathroom., Fully equipped kitchen and  living area, sleeper couch in living area, candle/lantern lighting. Warm water through donkey boiler
  • Six bed Paulshoek Cottage has 2 bedrooms, each with 1 single and 1 double bed, a bathroom,, Fully Equipped kitchen, living area, candle/lantern lighting and outside braai facilities. Warm water through donkey boiler 

 

Tanqua Guest house is conveniently situated on the southern boundary of the Tankwa National Park and a stone’s throw from the Oudebaaskraal Dam. The complex is ideally suited for groups of up to 18 guests. A 900m landing strip situated next to the main building, also allows for fly-ins by guests.

  • Eight-bed Tanqua Guest House has 1 en-suite bedroom with a double bed, 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds. Bathroom with toilet, shower and bath. Fully Equipped kitchen, living area and outside braai area. Restricted 220v power.
  • Four-bed Tanqua 2 Guest House has one bedroom with 2 single beds and the other with a double bed, bathroom, braai facilities available. Part of a 800m square double story building, Restricted 220V power Shared kitchen, lounge, living area with fireplace.
  • Four-bed Tanqua 3 Guest House has one bedroom with 2 single beds and the other with a double bed, bathroom, braai facilities available. Part of a 800m square double story building, Restricted 220V power Shared kitchen, lounge, living area with fireplace.
  • Two-bed Tanqua 1 G\house (GH2) has one en-suite bedroom with a double bed, braai facilities available. Part of a 800m square double story building, Restricted 220V power Shared kitchen, lounge, living area with fireplace.

 

Activities & Facilities

Stargazing.
4x4 Trails.
Self-Drive Game Viewing.
Bird Watching.
Scenic Viewpoints.

There is no shop, restaurant, public phones or ATMs in the park. There is a General dealer and bottle store in Middelpos. No fuel available in the park last stops for petrol (measured from Park offices) are Ceres (180km), Sutherland (120km - closed from Saturdays 13:00 for weekend), Calvinia (110km) and Middelpos (52km).

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Rates & Pricing

Informal Camping (CK15)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
15
Rate per extra adult:
85
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
42
ZAR
Formal Camp Sites (CK6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
190
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
95
ZAR
De Zyfer Cottage (CO4/6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
317
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
159
ZAR
Tanqua Guest House (GH2)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Paulshoek Cottage (CO6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
317
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
159
ZAR
Tanqua Guest House (GH4)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Tanqua Cottage (FA8)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
8
Rate per extra adult:
317
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
159
ZAR
Elandsberg Cottage (CO2/4,CO2/4Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Elandsberg Family Cottage (FA4)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

STEVE RENECLE
Tankwa is an amazing place - unlike anywhere else. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to make our stay a happy one, Including helping to change a flat tire. Don't expect luxury, although it's certainly very comfortable and the pool was a blessing. Really enjoyed our stay.
Annette van de wall
Perfect accommodation. Clean and well presented. Have recommended it to my friends.
DavidDR MOORE
A wonderful place to visit. Open spaces, friendly staff. Special area.
Jacques Viviers
What a unbelievable experience. We live in SA and don't known what beautiful places we have got. Accommodation was very nice and the people so friendly and helpful. We loved the place.
Geoff Broadley
We had a great 2 days in the Tankwa Park, when we arrived at the reception it was to hear that we were the only people booked in the Langkloof Campsite. On asking the receptionist if there were people in the Perdekloof campsite she informed us that there were and when we asked if we could relocate to the Perdekloof campsite within a couple of minutes she had arranged this and we were on our way.The stay was great we did most of the drives and the 4 x 4 routes to the lookout points which were magnificent.The only grip we have, is that we did the Watervlei 4 x 4 route and this was fine as far as the Escarpment look out point and then after that the route just disappears. This route has not been maintained, and therefore we had to turn around and could not complete the course which made our traveling day at least 3 hours short.It would be great if this route could be maintained.
Terry Ravenscroft
Tankwa Breathtakingly beautiful. Great position! Just the right level of simplicity.What worked.*The bed*The Crisp clean linen*The Shower and bathroom generally*The cleanliness+The plunge pool*The furniture generally*Reception*RoadsWhat didn't work;LACK OF MAINTAINANCE!!!!!!!!PLEASE DONT LET SOMETHING SO WELL DESIGNED AND BUILT, BECOME DERELICT.(Front Door lock almost falling off, Cracked glass window in Bedroom, Small window in bedroom stay falling off, Louvres at the top of the building falling out,plaster falling off walls esp. next to bathroom,One of the front windows cracking at the corner mitre and fixed with a pc. of metal.Doors and windows no longer fit in frames) How about appointing a maintainance person whose sole job would be to fix the small but rapidly growing list of to do's!Thank you for a great stay.Louise and Terry
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