The Tankwa Karoo National Park protects a stark but beautiful swathe of countryside and is well worth visiting for many reasons. Although the peaceful paradise that is the Elandsberg wilderness camp makes it hard to want to get up and leave, here are 7 things well worth doing during your visit.
1. Take a drive up the Gannaga Pass to the top of the Roggeveld Escarpment.
2. If empty Karoo dorpies appeal to you, drive on from the Gannaga Lodge at the top of the pass towards Middelpos about 30km away.
3. If you have a 4x4 or high-clearance bakkie, don’t miss the trip up to the Elandsberg viewpoint behind the Elandsberg cottages.
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