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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Lovely birding weekend in peace and quiet

My husband and I spent three thoroughly enjoyable days at the Bontebok along with several other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sedgefield, South Africa
An amzing park!

Camped in a hidey hole in the campsite in among the birds! Special park with wonderful walking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I spent three thoroughly enjoyable days at the Bontebok along with several other members of the Lakes Bird Club from the Garden Route. An ideal spot for birding, but there are also lovely walks, very comfortable and well equipped chalets and good,...More

Thank Sedge0987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camped in a hidey hole in the campsite in among the birds! Special park with wonderful walking trails esp for the little people. Did not see tortoise even tho there are lots of Beware of Tortoise Crossing Road signs!

Thank Robs S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

SanParks under=rated and often over-looked - good value for money - Nice park safe for little children - walk or cycle no wild animals - facilities OK but nothing special -

Thank PaulLinCT
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The park and surroundings are great, though there are some thing not really clear. The roadsigns are not complete and some trails seem to be gone. Also the map is fairly inaccurate, not used to this from any Sanparks.

Thank Sander H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We loved the solitude, the walks and the sheer beauty of the place. The chalets are comfortable and well equipped.

Thank 770carol
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had 2 nights in the NP in a 2 bed room cottage. Great location, well fitted and comfortable. With no predators, the game is quite relaxed and if you have time and ability, you can walk and swim. A great introduction to Africa for...More

Thank CadmansKent
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Bontebok is quite nice for one day. Not too much game but wonderful scenery, beautiful picnic spots and marvellous walking trails. I have enjoyed it!

Thank Sabine S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

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 9 September 2017 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 3 September 2017 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
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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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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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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