Details of Tankwa Karoo National Park
Tankwa Karoo National Park
Size: Approximately 1,436 square kilometres.
Location: Northern Cape Province.
Best Time: Year round.
Known For: Stargazing.
To Do: Game drives, hiking, and stargazing.
One of South Africa’s most arid parks, Tankwa Karoo is not a game drive destination as much as it is a place to soak in the utter silence of the sun and wind blasted desert while observing the dazzling display of stars overhead.
While small reptiles and a variety of birds do call the park home, it is primarily popular due to its barren landscape and the clarity with which stars can be observed on a clear night.
Resident animals include the aardvark, porcupine, caracal, honey badger, mongoose, and a variety of antelopes.