Tankwa Karoo National Park
Tankwa Karoo National Park is situated on the southern boundary of the Northern Cape just a four-hour drive from Cape Town.

This unique national park is situated within the Succulent Karoo Biome where you'll find rare and endangered plant species, rich endemic birdlife, and landscapes that will take your breath away – from the sheer cliffs of the Roggeveld Escarpment to the moonscapes of the Tankwa Desert.

While Tankwa Karoo National Park is the ideal destination for those seeking the brightest stars in Africa, a once in a lifetime glimpse of a rare endemic bird or perhaps nothing more than a silence that reaches deep into the soul…

Tanqua Guesthouse
The Tanqua Guest House is very conveniently situated on the southern boundary of the Tankwa National Park and a stone’s throw from the Oudebaaskraal Dam. The Guest House offers a range of accommodation and has played host to weddings, teambuilding exercises as well as film and commercial shoots.

Tanqua Units 1 to 3 (GH2/4 - sleeps 2 to 4 people)
- one x 1-en-suite bedroom unit with a double bed and two 2-bedroom units each bedroom with 1 single and 1 double bed
- Braai facilities available
- Fully Equipped
- Kitchen
- Part of a 800m square double story building
- Restricted 220V power with microwave
- Self Catering
- Shared lounge, living area with fire place
- Swimming pool

Tanqua Family Cottage (FA8 - sleeps 8)
- 1 en-suite bedroom with a double bed
- 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds
- Fully Equipped with linen, cutlery, crockery, etc.
- Kitchen
- living area
- Outside braai facilities
- Restricted 220v power
- Self Catering
- Wc, shower and bath

Elandsberg Wilderness Camp
Five cottage wilderness camp is situated 18km from the Park Offices at Roodewerf in the hills known as Elandsberge and has beautiful views of the Karoo plains and the imposing Roggeveld Escarpment. Please note accessibility by low-clearance vehicles hampered at present.

Cottages (CO2/4 - sleeps 2 - 4)
- 1 bedroom (double bed) + sleeper coach
- Bathroom
- Candle/ Lantern Lighting
- Fireplace
- Fully Equipped
- Kitchen
- living area
- Outside braai facilities
- Self Catering
- Splash pool

Elandsberg Family Cottage (FA6 - sleeps 6)
- 2 bedrooms,1 x double bed,1 x 2 single beds
- Candle/ Lantern Lighting
- Fireplace
- Fully Equipped
- Outside braai facilities
- Self Catering
- Sleeper Couch
- Splash pool

Paulshoek Cottage (CO6 - sleeps 6)
The Paulshoek farmstead is quaintly furnished with antique furniture and able to accommodate up to six people. The cottage is situated approximately 5km from the park offices at Roodewerf and has beautiful views of the imposing Roggeveld Escarpment and plains in-between.

- Two bedrooms, 4 beds (1 double bed and 1 single bed per room)
- One bathroom (shower only)
- Open-plan kitchen and living-room
- Braai-facilities
- Fully equipped with linen, cutlery, towels, cooking utensils etc.
- Gas two-plate stove and fridge
- Paraffin lamps and candles (provided)
- “Donkey” / boiler, wood supplied
- Wood stove for lighting during cold spells

Varschfontein Cottage (CO9 - sleeps 9)
The cottage lies is situated 45km from the park offices at Roodewerf within the dry westerly section of Tankwa National Park. The desolate beauty of the area is truly breathtaking and the cottage is the ideal getaway for those seeking a reprive from the human masses.

- Three bedrooms, 6 beds (1 double bed and 1 single bed per room)
- One bathroom (shower only)
- Open-plan kitchen and living-room
- Braai-facilities
- Reservoir for swimming purposes
- Accessibility by low-clearance vehicles hampered by the occurrence of water relay humps in road
- Access through sedan & 2 x 4 vehicles not advisable in winter
- Fully equipped with linen, cutlery, crockery, towels, cooking utensils etc.
- Gas two-plate stove and fridge
- Paraffin lamps and candles (provided)
- “Donkey” / boiler, wood supplied
- Hearth inside house for cooking or lighting of fire during cold spells

General Information
- Last stops for fuel (measured from park offices) are Ceres (180km) and Calvinia (110km) or Sutherland (140km – closed on weekend).
- Arrivals for accommodation from 14:00 only, departure at 10:00.
- No shops, restaurants, public phones or ATMs in the park.
- General Dealer and Bottle Store in Middelpos.
- No cellphone reception within the park as well as main access roads.
- No credit card or Wild Card facilities available at present.
- Prosopis Wood for sale in park.
- Ask for plant and animal species lists at Reception.
- Bring along insect repellent and sun-block.
- Bring along birding books and other plant and animal field guides as well as binoculars.
- Remember to bring along lots of warm clothing in winter.
- Remember to bring along lots of cool goodies for summer.

Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of National Parks before making a booking.

From:

R685.00 per unit

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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Elderly
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • English




Tankwa Karoo National Park Map:

Health & Climate:

The mean July minimum temperature is 5,7°C, and the mean January maximum temperature is 38.9°C with the hottest months being January and February.