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South Africa

You are only moments away

DDeep in the Great Karoo, you’ll find the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Here you can spend hours gazing across the plains, marvelling at the plant life that has adapted to this hostile environment, and hunting for sightings of long-legged secretary-birds and the cryptically coloured Burchell’s courser. At night, the stars will make you gasp.

Over the Tankwa Karoo National Park, clouds sketch your thoughts onto a clear blue sky. Before you, a vast space breathes an ocean of air. At your feet, a small beetle explores a tussock of bright flowers.

And that is the essence of this otherworldly, arid park, situated in a remote area south of Calvinia and west of Sutherland, and mostly falling into the Northern Cape, South Africa's largest and most arid province.

Did You Know?
TThe word “Tankwa” (sometimes spelt “Tanqua”) is probably of Khoisan origin, meaning “Place of Thirst”.

HHave you ever considered walking the Spanish Camino de Santiago? Well, we have a gruelling practice walk that will test your endurance and sense of humour (or loss thereof); but also enrich your mind, body and soul. This is what you need to know about the Tankwa Camino…

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