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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Spring in Bontebok National Park.

Lovely hikes and wonderful game viewing. Plenty of Bontebok (with young) and Red Hartebeest (also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa

We really enjoyed our camping. The ablution facilities are very neat. The grass and camping sites... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This picturesque camping area is a protected refuge for the rare bontebok, a South African antelope recognizable for its red coat and white face.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“the river” (44 reviews)
“small park” (11 reviews)
“self drive” (11 reviews)
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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hikes and wonderful game viewing. Plenty of Bontebok (with young) and Red Hartebeest (also with young) and Cape Mountain zebras with a fowls in an endless variety of flowers. Spring at is best. :)

Thank EllenVosW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our camping. The ablution facilities are very neat. The grass and camping sites are well looked after. They have beautiful hiking trails which we enjoyed walking. The scenery is beautiful with all types of flowers, aloes and beautiful bird life that you...More

Thank louwrens d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny park is the smallest of all the South African parks. There are clearly marked hiking trails and they include the distance so one knows how far they are! We only had time to do the Acacia Trail 1.6 km Beautiful fynbos and buckle...More

Thank kaapie62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant, relaxed and tidy. We stayed for one night and enjoyed the view from our stoep with cocktails and a braai. The game drive could do with more detailed directions.

Thank Dirk V
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Bontebok is a small national park just outside Swellendam. We spent 5 hours driving the park observing the wildlife. You could quickly tour it in 2 hours or less. The park was established to preserve the Bontebok antelope which was near extinct ion in the...More

Thank Toby R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Saw the bontebok close up and had a good trip through this well kept nature reserve close to Swellendam. It would have been good to see a bit more types of antelope. Good braii areas.

Thank Grant S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We did a short trip into the park (about 2.5 hours) which was just enough to see the wildlife and soak up some nature. The Rhenosterveld vegetation was my highlight here, and the fields of ericas and various proteas were a treat. We just had...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to camp regardless of the winter wind and rain and found a well protected stand (#1). It turned out to be a great stay! The campsite is very well kept (clean, neat) and the ablution facilities were marvelous. Too bad there were no...More

Thank Riekert B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Beautifull along the river. Saw many Bontebok. Very nice accomodation next to river. Friendly and helpfull staf.

Thank Valandi
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The reserve has large numbers of the scarce Bontebok as well as other antelopes and Zebra.It is easy to get to from the N2 and has very good facilities for picnics or staying over.

1  Thank Peter F
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13 June 2017|
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Response from 2worldtravelers13 | Reviewed this property |
IsabellaNicole - looks like your question was answered before asked :-) I would form part of the group saying you should get a car from Swellendam or ask your hosts to take you, and even then the entrance (in April) not... More
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Response from telebek | Reviewed this property |
When we visited three weeks ago that was not necessary. I don't know about now with the South African Xmas holidays, but would still think it is not necessary.
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Response from richardsusanh2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you go into SANParks website you should be able to request a specific chalet

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