Thanks for the reminder, but I've viewed your TR again and again, just to remind myself of the beauty of the place. Your images are fantastic - a true reflection of the Tankwa. Did you guys also feel a presence whenever you entered those delapidated old farm buildings? Some people camp inside them for shelter....not me I'm afraid
The first timewifey and I visited Tankwa we were coming down from KTP heading home to CT. We had made a reservation for Varschfontein. Assuming that the entrance to Tankwa was at the area where the park overlaps the R355, we took our time coming down after stocking up at Upington, thinking we only had about 600 kms to cover in the day. We found to our dismay that the entrance to Tankwa was about 80 ks further South on the R355, then one heads about 50ks NE before arriving at the reception. We got there late, about 6pm, but thankfully the staff came out allow us access. To our further dismay, we then leant it was another 42 kms to Varschfontein. Wifey was almost in tears, suggesting that we pitch our tent right there in the reception parking area. I opened a couple of beers, told wifey to down them and on we went. We got hopelessly lost, initially going most of the way up Ganagaus Pass before realizing our mistake. Then we came back down onto the plains and eventually arrived at a gate on the fence of the R355 that we had passed about 5 HOURS earlier. This brought wifey to tears. I got out the 1.5 million candle power spotlight and surveyed the surroundings - it was like holding a match in the Cango caves. Half an hour later at 10pm we saw a white building in the headlights - VARSCHFONTEIN!
The next morn we could appreciate the territory but unfortunately I'd used so much fuel we couldn't really drive around. That's why I've been back. And again. And again. ( Without wifey)