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Tankwa Karoo National Park

How to get there

Gate Times

  • There are no formal gates for this park.
  • No travelling is permitted during the following times:
    • 01 October to 31 March: 19:00 - 05:30
      01 April to 30 September: 18:00 - 06:30
    • Exemption is granted to visitors arriving on a Friday by no later than 21:00 at reception, to travel by means of most direct route to the reception and from the reception to their booked accommodation.

Main Access Routes

From Calvinia, Ceres, Sutherland and Matjiesfontein

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  • Ceres to Tankwa is about 180km - nearest petrol-point will be Middlepost.
  • From Calvinia to Tankwa 110km.

GPS Waypoints

  • Roodewerf Office:
    S 32° 14’ 27.9”
    E 20° 5’ 44.5”
  • Oudebaaskraal Airstrip:
    S 32° 24.044
    E 19° 50.576

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