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Langkloof campsite

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Langkloof campsite

Unread postby shfish » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:46 pm

Hi, I've spent a couple of nights at Varschfontein and loved the Tankwa. I'm now thinking of doing a bit of camping and Langkloof attracts me. I gather that there are only two campsites there but the website suggests that this may be a popular place for touring groups to visit. I'm looking for peace and quite. I'm not afraid to camp rough. Should I rather go to one of the "informal" campsites?

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Re: Langkloof campsite

Unread postby pietert » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:19 pm

We were in Tankwa from 1 Oct to 6 Oct 2011 and camped most of the informal camps. We simply loved it, especially Steenkampshoek. They were still busy with renovations at the furthest Langkloof camp, so that was a bit bad with the staff being there. However friendly they were, we like to be alone.
Schaapwagtersbos and Volmoersfontein were also very good.

I think all parks should have camps like those in Tankwa. It is really a wonderful experience.

Forgot to add that the Tankwa staff were very friendly and helpful.

The only suggestion I have is that they should have a place where one can have a shower, like one at the main park complex.

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Re: Langkloof campsite

Unread postby mistral » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:58 pm

How is that Langkloof road? I found parts of it fairly rough!

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Re: Langkloof campsite

Unread postby Kigalia » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:20 pm

:dance: We were the first guests to stay at Langkloof and it was really awesome. The most incredible vistas and sounds. The kitchen, shower etc per camp site is wonderful, really made a difference. We had a friend with, who made use of the other campsite and feels the same about this special place. There is so much to do around Langkloof that one does not need to travel around the Park if you just want to take it easy. The walking, hiking and birding is tops. :D

A 4 x 4 is needed possbly a 2 x 4 will also make it acoss the river filled with boulders that have got there on their own over the years. The road was not bad at all.

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Tankwa Langkloof Camp

Unread postby paw_by_paw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:38 pm

I have already booked for this December at Langkloof but noticed a previuos comment of being busy.

If there is too much traffic there I suppose I will have to cancell and move to another spot.
Anyone being there lately to tell me if visitors is going to be a problem?

Any suggestions on any other sights to camp where peace and quiet preveals?

I can go three or four days without a shower facility as my caravan has that option and obviously will take enough drinking water.
Must add not mad about the NO TOILET thing especially for the ladies .

Since they have no washing facility a porta pottie will not work either.

I think they can at least install some toilet of some kind because eventually the aerea will be infected with human remains and I do not think it is what is needed especially if you moved in just after another camper and in your daily stroll step on some landmine or other :mrgreen:

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Re: Tankwa Langkloof Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:29 pm

paw_by_paw wrote:Since they have no washing facility a porta pottie will not work either.

I think they can at least install some toilet of some kind because eventually the aerea will be infected with human remains and I do not think it is what is needed especially if you moved in just after another camper and in your daily stroll step on some landmine or other :mrgreen:

Hi paw_by_paw,

I am not sure if you have booked here ?
If so, please read here : :D

Camping Facilities

Langkloof

Formerly an informal campsite, Langkloof has been upgraded with ablution facilities and running water during early 2011. The campsite is situated approximately 18km from the Park Reception at Roodewerf, within the scenic upper reaches of the Langkloof (Afrikaans for Long Gorge). Kudu, other small antelope and mammals frequents the area and, with you, are the only ones to experience the awesome power of thunder storms and the ensuing wonder of the Rhenoster River in flashflood.

2 x campsites, each with own bathroom and kitchen
Bathroom - toilet, shower, basin
Kitchen – no cooking facilities supplied
Braai facilities, no braai grid supplied
Carport
Gas geyser
Paraffin lamps
No electrical points
Access by high clearance 2x4
4x4 advisable in rainy seasons
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Re: Tankwa Langkloof Camp

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:38 pm

More good news 8) from Kigalia here , paw_by_paw :
:dance: We were the first guests to stay at Langkloof and it was really awesome. The most incredible vistas and sounds. The kitchen, shower etc per camp site is wonderful, really made a difference. We had a friend with, who made use of the other campsite and feels the same about this special place. There is so much to do around Langkloof that one does not need to travel around the Park if you just want to take it easy. The walking, hiking and birding is tops. :D
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Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby Jimbo » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:31 pm

I'm off to camp at Langkloof for a few days. My reservation doesn't show which campsite I have assigned to me. I find 2-4 campsites on the Internet. I am also finding conflicting info on what facilities are (or not :-) ) there. can anyone assist me with info? :?

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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:37 pm

Have you looked at this page, Jimbo ?
Enjoy your time there and would love feedback and/or a trip report from you :D
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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby Jimbo » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Thanks Mattys. I'm now convinced that there are ablutions! :D I see that there are 4 campsite references. I will feel my way forward.

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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:51 pm

Hope you enjoy being there as much as Kigalia did, Jimbo :thumbs_up:
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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby shfish » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:57 pm

Hi Jimbo
I camped at Langkloof earlier this year. It was an extraordinary experience - it's almost as good as camping in one of the unfenced camps in Kgalagadi for the absolute solitude ( without the lion adrenaline rush).
You've probably worked it out by now, but to confirm, there are just two campsites, each with a very comfy toilet/bathroom and kitchen. Only problem is, for some peculiar reason SANPs put the two campsites right on top of each other. So if you're trying to get away from humanity, I recommend that you book both camp sites to keep it all to yourself. This also applies to Perdekloof campsite.
Enjoy the peace....and the night sky is unbelievable!

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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby proacc » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:08 pm

We have camped there three times in the past year and it is magic !!!! Book both sites and you have the whole place to yourself. Hot showers, flush toilets and running water. Enjoy. You might even see a leopard. (We were lucky to see one at three in the morning.)

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Re: Langkloof campsite question

Unread postby shfish » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:07 pm

Hi Tankwa lovers,
We're off to Langkloof campsite at the end of thisweek after an absence of 3 years...long overdue. Has anybody been there recently? Any unusual bird/mammal sightings? And in what condition is the Langkloof road?
Thanks.


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