Tankwa Camino Multi-Day Hike

Tankwa Camino Multi-Day Hike

  • 06 May 2020
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  • First Ascent

The 10-day Tankwa Camino hike through the tranquil Tankwa Karoo National Park will see to it that you emerge reborn on the other side. This +-256.6km hike starts in Calvinia, and ends in Ceres.

It has been said that hiking the Tankwa Camino multi-day hike is a test of willpower and that hikers usually find themselves aghast at the starkly beautiful scenery this route has to offer with its extraordinary landscapes and calming hues of red, purple and brown.

The average daily mileage amounts to +- 27km of hiking, meaning you’ll have to be physically and mentally prepared to tackle this bucket-list hike. Temperatures have been known to vary greatly from day to night, so ensure you pack enough layers for extreme temperature fluctuations. Many hikers have noted the vast silence that reverberates serenely through one’s ears, and that the hospitality extended by locals adds something of an old-world charm that is sometimes forgotten in our fast-paced lives.

Hikers cross the longest gravel road in South Africa, as the route takes you across two connecting provinces, meaning there’s ample time for reflection, photography and even meditation if that’s your thing.


Not sure what to pack? Get the comprehensive kit list for winter multi-day hikes here.


Need to Know:



Northern Cape


Moderate to Difficult

Cost per person

+- R6785 p/p

Permit Needed

Included in price


+- 265,6 km

Elevation Gain


GPS coordinates

Start: Calvinia, S31°47.532' E19°77.174 End: Ceres, S33°21.555' E19°18.325
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