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Bontebok National Park

Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Place to go to see Bontebok!

Stayed for two nights in a family cabin and had a super stay. The cabins are clean and well... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Livingstone, Zambia
Great Day Out

We visited Swellendam in 2009 but never bothered to visit this small national park This time, we... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Nigel B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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 good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“small park” (11 reviews)
“self drive” (11 reviews)
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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stayed for two nights in a family cabin and had a super stay. The cabins are clean and well maintained with a lovely view of the Breede river. We also had a walk around the caravan park as we were going to camp but due...More

Thank winter28
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We visited Swellendam in 2009 but never bothered to visit this small national park This time, we spent a day here, getting several sightings of the Bontebok, Zebra and other rare animals.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Beautiful Bontebok, excellent birdlife, and the Breed River running through the park is a fantastic bonus. The campsites are very well appointed, one can catch fish and it is incredibly peaceful. A really great getaway.

Thank 865bilbo
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We spent a few late afternoon hours driving thru and walking in this beautiful park. We had our own photo safari as we saw herds of Bontebok, Red Hartebeest and Cape Zebra. What fun!

1  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The wooden cabins are ideally placed. I so enjoyed waking up one morning to see a rainbow over the river. I made coffee and went back to bed and so enjoyed watching the scene from my bed. The bird life all around the cottage is...More

1  Thank Joy F
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

excellent place to relax and explore with friends and family. There's a whole herd of antelope.This reserve is also good for those with a passion for bird life. There day facilities are excellent and well kept.There are brain and picnic facilities along the banks of...More

Thank hakdent
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

You can drive yourself around this park, therefore go at your own pace. Lots of animals, especially Bontebok and Zebra.

1  Thank Guy K
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Not a very big park, but it allows day campers, overnight campers, chalets and self drive game viewing. The day camp and overnight camp facilities are excellent. Nice for outdoors people, Hike, Bike, kanoo and fishing. The game drive is nice with most of the...More

Thank Cecil M
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

A nice and quiet park, not too far from Cape Town. Decent game viewing (especially of the not so common Bontebok) and lovely walks along the river. Excellent accomodation (as is usual with SAN Parks)

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you want to experience a day out in the veld, go visit the Bontebok. The dirt roads are in good condition, the staff is helpful and friendly, the braai area neat and tidy. Go for a walk on the path next to the Breede...More

Thank Stefan O
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Do we need a car to get there? We plan to take the intercape bus from cape town to swellendam which would drop us off at the Groentemark in Voortrekker street. It will be only two of us. Is is safe enough to hike? Is there perhaps a group that walks often in the area? We hope to travel on the 31st July for a few days. Thanks!
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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Should I book in advance for a day trip at Bontebok National Park?
21 December 2016|
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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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Visiting next January (2017) and want to request a specific chalet - is there a rest camp email address? or how else do I go about it please?
15 May 2016|
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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