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    Default Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    My wife and I would like to make a trip to the NP in April but, not ever having been there, have no idea where to go and which are the better areas.

    Both camping and self-catering will be considered.

    Any ideas?
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    Elandsberg chalets are awesome.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    If you want to camp, I suggest Langkloof over Perdekloof. Book both sites at Langkloof for total privacy. If you want to wild camp, go to Skaapwagterspos.
    For self catering, Elandsberg are nice and comfy but for the real Tankwa experience try one of the remote cottages like Varschfontein.
    It's a must visit destination - Enjoy and give us a report back.
    P.S. Take your puncture repair plugs.

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    Had an awesome time at Gannaga Lodge about 6 years ago when I stayed there.
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    Here is a view of the Perdekloof camp.
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Quote Originally Posted by SamM View Post
    Here is a view of the Perdekloof camp.
    Perdekloof is great!

    Die Mond! Amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    My wife and I would like to make a trip to the NP in April but, not ever having been there, have no idea where to go and which are the better areas.

    Both camping and self-catering will be considered.

    Any ideas?

    Blesfontein farm is our favorite. About 30km from Sutherland town - beautiful views into the Tankwa valley

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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Elandsberg chalets used to have severe bee problems from time to time and splash pools could not be used. Best check with the office on current situation before booking.
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
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    Coenoes dis mos lewe weg van die gejaag was ook nog nie by Tankwa nie maar gaan beslis nog soentoe daai stilte lekke

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfish View Post
    If you want to camp, I suggest Langkloof over Perdekloof. Book both sites at Langkloof for total privacy. If you want to wild camp, go to Skaapwagterspos.
    For self catering, Elandsberg are nice and comfy but for the real Tankwa experience try one of the remote cottages like Varschfontein.
    It's a must visit destination - Enjoy and give us a report back.
    P.S. Take your puncture repair plugs.
    I think Langkloof is great if you want to chill, but if you want to explore the Park then Perdekloof is probably a better option.
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    Yes, you've got a good point there Malcolm. It is a bit tedious driving the 16 Kms (?) every time you want to check out the rest of the park.

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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    A place I still want to visit sometime..... Do they have a high season there? Is the a time of year that you battle to find place, or is it more or less the same all year round?
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    A place I still want to visit sometime..... Do they have a high season there? Is the a time of year that you battle to find place, or is it more or less the same all year round?
    They are pretty full after the winter rains, during flower season
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    I don't think they would consider any time "high season". It's not a particularly busy park but I think most visitors would avoid mid summer and mid winter when the temperatures would be extreme.

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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    The prices of Elandsberg chalets (not sure about the other accom) do increase during the flower season - August/ September - so I guess you could call this the high season.
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Iíd assume the bees could/would be just before, during, after the flowers season i.e. Aug to Oct.

    I was there in Dec Ď20. Stayed at Elandsberg. Really amazing accommodation. Canít comment on the camping.

    +30km to the reception from Calvinia entrance and if heading in/out from Ceres side youíre looking at +-150km gravel (hence the puncture kit). Be sure to have a full tank on entrance and lower tyre pressures for the gravel, 1.5bar was about right for me
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    Default Re: Tanka Karoo NP accommodation options.

    Awesome, any other options around?, in or near the park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riyadh View Post
    Awesome, any other options around?, in or near the park?
    Depends where you want to go;

    East of the park is Sutherland,
    South is Gatsrivier,
    West is Die Mond,
    Further west is Cederberg,
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    I love Steenkampshoek. That majestic view of the Tankwa valley is exquisite and closer to your Creator you will not get.
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