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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:54 am 
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And finally a couple images as one drives out of Tankwa National Park:

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
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Hello Shane super photos . We will be there is 3 weeks time and just want to know in which entrance did you arrive and what entrance did you leave
We will arrive from Sutherland and hope to leave in the North and travel towards the cederberg .. Do you know that route at all and is it possible with a fairly high clearage nissen but not a 4x4

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:07 am 
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Morning Hugh, thanks.

We came in and left via the very south gate. The first gate off the R355 from Ceres. I think the route you come in from Sutherland is about 1km to the north west of the sout gate. You will join the same park road once in the park. All the entrances should be fine, except Gannaga Pass which is best done in a 4x4.

The road should be fine for your vehicle, but if worried call the park - +27 (0)27 341 1927.

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
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Shane, thanks for these STUNNING pix, we are booked for 2 nights camping at end of August and i was looking forward to it, but now I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
Unread postPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:39 pm 
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We had a glorious time there ... We approached from Sutherland . the land lady of the place we stayed at said we could take the shorter more beautiful road from Sutherland ... She said our car was fine... We tootled long for some way on and ordinary dusty road when suddenly we can to the Ouberg pass. Wow from a height we dropped into the Tankwa valley .. I looked at the views while Hugh held onto the steering wheel eyes on the road.. I would hate to come up the pass especially if it was wet. Arrived afely in Tankwa Reception was ever so pleasant and we spent two nights in the de Zyfer cottage. Sunsets and evenings were out of this world

By the way Shane we did the Gannaga pass.. no problems up and down Had a picnic at the top. Weather was perfect and we do not have a 4x4 .. no straining on the engine at all.
We least via the road to Calvinia .. when then turned left at the Junction th=o Ceres and then rt to the cederberg .. now that road was definitley nearing the 4x4 mark .. we travelled along opening and closing farm gates .. and meeting a farmer he said we were on the right road .. we were just about there when on the one pass Beeg sign no entry Flooding.. Darn we turned back and joined the road just before the Botterkloof pass which we drove over . then we went over the pakhuispass and onto the N7 .. really beautiful countryside .. Our car keeps telling us that when he grows big he wants to be a 4x4 !!!
Suzi-k You go and enjoy yourselves
Oh and we saw quite a lot of game . Eland Springbokkies Secretary birds Some birds of prey ( dont ask which as the sun was in our eyes) Jackal aplenty . and several other types of bokkies

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
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Morning Hugh

Sounds fanatastic, feel like leaving now ! Plenty rain in Cape Town at the moment so I wouldn't want to be up there now.

Glad to hear the Gannaga Pass was easy to get up. Next time I will push on further. We will be there in the beginning of September and report back afterwards.

Glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for sharing you experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
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Hi there,

I want to go from Calvinia via Tankwa Karoo and Ceres to Cape Town.
Is there anyone who can tell about the condition of R355 around Tankwa Karoo NP and south to Ceres?

Santje

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 Post subject: Re: Tankwa National Park: Who knows the place ?
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Hi Santje,

We drove it last Monday on our way back from a flower trip. The road is in a very good condition, in fact we encountered a few normal sedans on the road, including a Merc.

If you take it slow - max. 80-100 kmph you should be fine.

Lots fo flowers along the road and in the hills around the Tankwa area.

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