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As luminous clouds of dust swirl through the ancient landscape, a tortoise patiently wanders in search of succulent morsels; a lizard basks in the sun while gemsbok and red hartebeest share the arid plains with mongoose, orb-web spiders, skinks and leggy toktokkies.

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Elandsberg Cottages (CO2/4)

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Situated 18km away from the Park Reception at Roodewerf, in the hills known as Elandsberg lies the isolated and hence romantic Elandsberg Cottages. The development of the Elandsberg Wilderness Camp was initiated in September 2006 and completed by April 2008. The rustic design of the cottage gives the visitor a true bushveld experience topped with a striking evening sunset over the Roogeveld escarpment. Each cottage boasts beautiful views of the Karoo plains and imposing Roggeveld Escarpment. The cottages are spaced far enough from each other maintaining privacy, yet close enough for groups to book different cottages together. Read more...

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Featured Activity

Go 4x4

Featured Activity - Go 4x4

The park has a number of off-road tracks with two major 4x4 routes for the more advanced enthusiast, namely Leeuberg 4x4 Eco-trail and the Watervlei 4x4 Route.

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Visitor Tips

  1. We recommend you traverse the Park with a vehicle with high ground clearance and good tyres.
  2. All roads in the Park are gravel/dirt roads
  3. Only Diesel fuel is available in the Park.
  4. No shops, restaurants, public phones or ATMs in the Park.
  5. As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.

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Construction at Elandsberg

There is currently construction work underway at the Elandsberg Rest Camp within Tanwa Karoo National Park. The Park is excited about the construction of five additional units increasing the accommodation capacity at the Park. Construction of one unit will take place on the left hand side of the cottages and one from the entrance, while the other four units will be built on the right hand side of unit five. These construction sites will be properly fenced off to minimise any unnecessary discomfort to visitors. The construction work is envisioned to finish by the end of November 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you kindly for your cooperation.

Things To Do

  1. Stargazing
  2. Self-Drive Game Viewing
  3. Scenic Viewpoints
  4. Bird watching
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