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Tankwa Karoo NP: INFO

Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa Karoo, West Coast
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Unread postby dianne » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:18 am

From Calvinia go through the Tankwa to Sutherland, then Fraserburg and from there directly to B/West along the Oukloof gravel road or via the Teekloof pass to Leeugamka and then B/West. It is Beautiful either way.

Hope that helps and sorry that the reply took a little while :)

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Unread postby reinette » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:29 am

Not a problem, thanks Dianne. :)
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Unread postby reinette » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:41 pm

I spoke to Letsie from Tankwa-Karoo NP. What a wonderful and helpful person. Thanks for what you have done thus far. I truly hope we will be able to visit the park.
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Unread postby arks » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:17 pm

Found this most interesting article about the current wildflower display at Tankwa Karoo. Sure hope Reinette and Jaco get there and can give us a firsthand report 8)
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Unread postby reinette » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:22 pm

MarkWildDog wrote:Thank you DB, I just browsed through it, how dissapointing I was so looking forward to visiting, we have booked Sutherland now, so it looks like we will have to plan day visits to Karoo National Park instead, thanks so much DB, can you imagine if we rocked up at Tankwa Karoo NP without knowing this! I really appreciate it. Thumbs UP

Mark, see if either you or your mom can phone the park and arrange to visit. I'm sure it is going to be worthwhile. You do need to let them know for safety reasons. Not all the road are clearry marked and they need to know you are intending to visit the park. They have great personnel, very willing to help.
We didn't go to the park this time around, but it is most definately a place I would like to visit.

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Unread postby reinette » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:32 pm

If've got some mail from the section ranger at Twanka-Karoo NP and asked if I could but it ont he forum. Think it will be nice for the forum community to know what planning is going on in a less familiar park.
Tankwa National Park is in the process of planning a five cottage rest camp in the Elandsberge. The cottages will be built with rock (from clearing of site and excavation of foundations) for the foundation walls and unbaked clay-and-straw bricks made locally, as was done in a bygone era. This building method can still be seen in the many ruins within the park. The cottages will be placed on the contour of one of the hills and situated such that they are not visible from one another, with a view of the Roggeveld Escarpment. Each cottage will consist of an open-plan kitchen and living area, bathroom and one bedroom, sleeping a total of four. Other features in/adjacent to each cottage include a fire place, Oregon Pine window frames, doors and shutters, a shower with a view of the Roggeveld Escarpment, braai-area and carport.

However, to better our visitors’ experience, we would appreciate it if you could give your point of view on the following:
Which would you prefer?
a) Solar power with 220volt lights, ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom as well as electric sockets for other electrical appliances
b) Solar power with 220volt lights and ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom
c) Solar power with 220volt lights, electric sockets, ceiling fans as well as a splash-pool per unit
d) Paraffin lamps and candles with a splash-pool situated at your unit
e) Paraffin lamps are fine with me, who needs electricity and pools when you are in the Tankwa Karoo? J
f) Other – please specify

For those who have not yet visited the Park, please bear in mind that the Tankwa Karoo is an area of extreme temperatures: from a minimum of about 7ºC in winter and reaching up to 46ºC in summer. Tankwa National Park is, among others, also characterised by its vast open spaces and quiet, starry nights. While we would like to offer guests the most comfort possible, we wish to stay as close as possible to the true character of this unique area.

Please feel free to contact me should there be any queries or any other comments with regards to this.

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Unread postby dianne » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:46 pm

Hi, thanks...hopefully we'll have more on this soon :-) Ditto for Namaqua...

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Unread postby Jay » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:26 pm

thanx Reinette, would love to visit this park sometime, it apparently is quite an experience :wink:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:43 pm

Thank you Reinette!!

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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:28 pm

Thanks Reinette! Very exciting. 8)

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Unread postby restio » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:15 pm

Thanks, Reinette! And please thank the section ranger from the Forum.

Did you want us to us to give our views on the options a - f? I would go with c or d, as daytime temps of 46C :big_eyes: would be more bearable with a pool. Paraffin lamps would be fine by me.
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Unread postby reinette » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:16 am

I thought it would be nice to get a feel om the forum as well to what they would like and suggested. So, yes :).
The section ranger can always have a look here to what some of us think. She will keep me posted on the final decision once it's made.

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Unread postby dianne » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:37 am

Tankwa Karoo Accommodation Plans

Hi all, here's a bit more...we need to get Letsie on as a Guru and cut out the middle(wo)man :)
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Unread postby reinette » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:01 pm

Sounds like a good idea to me! :)

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Unread postby reinette » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:49 pm

Some more pictures from Letsie:
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