Tankwa Karoo National Park cottages

We visited the Tankwa Karoo National Park only one, in 2013, and stayed at two different cottages (#1 and #2).

Cottage # 1

Map cottage #1

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Very dry landscapes.

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Cottage #1

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Kitchen and dining area inside this very old and now restored cottage.

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Our bed.

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The living room.

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The donkey boiler.  It worked well providing us with hot water. 

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Our telescope ready for the night viewing in this very dark location. 

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Rosario and our cottage in the background.

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Landcape.

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Succulent.

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This hillside had many of this type of succulent.

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Crassula sp.

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Hoodia gordonii.

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As we drove through the park, more impressively dry landscapes.  Not very tall vegetation here.

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A beautiful Gemsbok (Oryx gazella). 

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Tortoises were active.  Shown here an Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata).

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Aloe sp. flowering. 

 

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Note the Aloes in this rocky habitat. 

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Euphorbia sp. 

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There is no electricity in the cottages so all dinners are candlelight dinners.

 

After our stay in lovely and quiet cottage 1 we moved to cottage #2, a larger cottage with impressive views and as was the case with cottage #1, no electricity.   Only solar power.

Cottage 2

Map cottage 2

Cottage #2 was in a more remote part of the park, but there were other cottages in the vicinity.

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Our  very private cottage.

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The cottage.

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Large comfortable bedroom. 

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The shower had a door to the outside.

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The living room. 

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Ready to eat our dinner.

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Inside the cottage. 

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Tortoises continued to be encountered during our stay at the park. 

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Closer view of this Angulate tortoise.

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A juvenile Martial Eagle