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Self-drive Game Viewing

Visitors may enjoy wildlife viewing in their own vehicles during the Park's allowed driving times. Times may vary according to season.

Bird Watching

The ideal place to see various Karoo endemics on self-drive viewings during the Park's allowed driving times.

Not to be missed is the annual Tankwa Birding Bonanza held during April, where birders, beginners to expert twitchers, can have a friendly competition to test their knowledge against others'. The event is hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers and has various sponsors. For more information please go to

View more info on birding in Tankwa Karoo National Park.

4x4 Trails

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.

Hiking and Cycling

No hiking or bicycling trails currently exist within the Park. However, overnight visitors are allowed to make use of marked roads within the immediate vicinity of their booked facility. No walking or bicycling is allowed in the rest of the Park.

Scenic Viewpoints

The park has two viewpoints, namely Gannaga Pass and Elandsberg, where visitors are allowed to exit vehicles.

  • Visitors only pay the conservation fee per day or per night for overnight visitors.

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