Tankwa Karoo National Park, Calvinia

Bordered by mountain ranges and the Tankwa River, Tankwa Karoo National Park represents the world's only arid region that has been declared a biodiversity hotspot. Its sparse plains of dwarfed shrubbery are home to more than 185 bird species and many species of game which have been reintroduced into the area during recent years. Hikers like to visit the park in August and September, when it bursts into a spectacle of colors. Go game and bird-watching, stop at the viewpoint behind the Elandsberg cottages, and visit an 1860 trading post that grew into the smallest South African village. Plan to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park during your Calvinia vacation using our convenient Calvinia travel tool.
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  • Fantastically rustic experience riding though on Dual Purpose motorcycles. Would be difficult with a sedan car due to rutted road and high road clearance required on sections, especially the Gannaga.....  more »
  • While hot and dry it has a beauty to its self. This is a national park where you can get out of the vehicle and walk around. I camped at the Perdekloof site for 4 nights. No comms, no noise, no...  more »
  • Roads are very reasonable at this point, Jan 2019. Hot & dry. Spectacular scenery.
  • We drove down the pass, was absolutely breath taking, drove a few km in the park but had to leave to get to our accomodation in Sutherland, we used the back roads from the park to drive to Sutherland

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