Tankwa Karoo National Park


Tankwa Karoo National Park is a national park that was established in 1986 and is situated on the border of the Northern and Western Cape, roughly a four-hour drive from Cape Town. The park’s size is 1,436 sq. km and is famously noted for its vibrant and expensive sky, speckled with bright stars at night. The landscape for most of the year is barren and dry, a semi-desert environment that receives little rainfall. In the rare instance that Tankwa Karoo does receive water, the land sprouts up into a colourful field of blooming flowers.

Many smaller mammals can be found living within Tankwa Karoo National Park including the honey badger, endangered aardvark, leopard and meerkat as well as a large population of a variety of tortoise species. The park is also a delight for bird watchers as roughly 120 species inhabit the park. There are 4×4 trails within the park available for visitors to explore as well as those for regular vehicles to enjoy game viewing and birding.

Being A Largely Arid Region With An Extensive Bird Population,

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Tankwa Karoo National Park Wildlife

There are 32 species of mammal found within the reserve including Klipspringer, Rhebok, Springbok and Red Hartebeest providing occasion game viewing opportunities. Of the carnivores found in the reserve visitors are most likely to see Yellow Mongoose and Suricate and possibly Bat-eared Fox on cooler days.
Tankwa Karoo National Park is the ideal destination for those seeking the brightest stars in Africa, a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of a rare endemic bird or perhaps nothing more than a silence that reaches deep into the soul. So ready to add Tankwa Karoo National Park on your South Africa Tours!

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