Year in the Wild Blog

Wow…my “home” in the Tankwa Karoo

After a day working with Garret and Lofty at the workshop fixing the fuel tank (well, I didn’t really do anything…they did all the hard work!), I drove to the next place I am staying in Tankwa Karoo NP. It’s called Elandsberg…WOW! I arrived as the sun was setting on the Roggeveld mountains in the distance. I am super impressed with the accommodation…have a look at the photos. One of the best I’ve seen so far! (Not sure I would call this very “wild” but hey, I’m not complaining!)

The view from my cottage at Elandsberg

The view from my cottage at Elandsberg

 

The view from my cottage at Elandsberg

The view from my cottage at Elandsberg

 

The view from the lounge window!!

The view from the lounge window!!

 

Lounge...

Lounge...

 

The bedroom...looking out to the Roggeveld Mountains

The bedroom...looking out to the Roggeveld Mountains

 

The bathroom...(am I starting to sound like an estate agent?!?!)

The bathroom...(am I starting to sound like an estate agent?!?!)

 

And the shower...my Dad would love this shower!

And the shower...my Dad would love this shower!

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4 comments

  • Going to try this soon!

  • BTW disappointed that you have no dates on your posts. When were you in the Tankwa Karoo? At least for the plants, it matters what month, what year, what is blooming???

  • Hey I stayed in the Elandsberg cottages in 2009 and it was one of the best weekends I have had. Having no electricity was great as the sky had no light pollution at all and as the park is relatively isolated and not well known we saw only the rangers all weekend.

  • Just returned having stayed at Elandsberg for a few days. Had 2 new tyres fitted to my Landcruiser 24hours before they were both punctured simultaneously. If it wasn’t for the Snyder family who was also on route to Tankwa, we would have been stuck 60 km from the camp ,with no cell phone reception. So take 2 spare tyres and a repair kit and a compressor, you will probably use some if not all of them. The guys at Tankwa’s. Office did a great job to patch the other tyre so that we at least had a spare tyre to get back to Jhb.
    It was very hot, we measured 37 C at 5 pm every day but the official temperatures during our stay was 37, 41 and 42 C as measured by the office.
    Elandsberg is great, the photographs actually do justice to the facilities ! The views and vistas are spectacular and well worth a visit. In my book, one of our best parks !
    Mike du Toit

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