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Tankwa Karoo National Park is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. This beautiful park is known for its rugged landscape, which is characterized by sparse vegetation and ancient rock formations.

The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the iconic species of the Karoo, such as gemsbok, springbok, and ostrich. It's also home to more than 180 bird species, making it an incredible wilderness for birdwatchers.

In addition to its natural beauty, the park also has a rich cultural history, with several historic sites located within its borders.


On your visit to South Africa's Tankwa Karoo National Park, you can enjoy any of the following activities.

  • Wildlife Game drives
  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Horseback riding
  • Photography

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is pleasant and the foliage is not too dense, making it easier to spot wildlife.

Climate chart

 May  23  8  25
 June  25  8  18
 July  26  8  15
 August  26  7  15
 September   25  7  20

Getting There

Tankwa Karoo National Park is located approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Cape Town. The drive takes about 4 hours. There are also several shuttle services available that can take you from Cape Town to the park.


There are several accommodation options within Tankwa Karoo National Park, including luxury lodges and more rustic campsites. No matter your budget or preferences, there's something for everyone.