SANParks Elandsberg Wilderness Camp
- Guests think SANParks Elandsberg Wilderness Camp is in an excellent location
- Off the R355, Tankwa Karoo National Park, 8190, Northern Cape
Just a 4 hour drive from Cape Town this unique national park is situated within the Succulent Karoo Biome. Here you will find rare and endangered plant species, rich endemic birdlife, and diverse landscapes that will take your breath away; from the sheer cliffs of the Roggeveld Escarpment and the lush tranquillity of Langkloof to the moonscapes of the Tankwa Desert.
The park was named after the Tankwa River that runs through it and which also lends its name to the region colloquially called the Tankwa Karoo. The true meaning of the word “Tankwa” is unknown, but is popularly believed to be “Turbid Water”, “Place of the San” or “Thirst Land”, all of which suit the park just fine.
The park has various small mammal species including duiker, steenbok, porcupine, and black-backed jackal among others. Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, gemsbok and springbok have also been reintroduced and further introductions of these species and others such as eland will continue until viable populations have been established. Kudu have also found their way into the park and have made it their home. Furthermore, the park is host to a multitude of birds with 187 species recorded to date.