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Bontebok National Park

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Great Park

This park is great of a day trip or overnight camping. You will definitely spot some wildlife. All... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Stilbaai, South Africa
Little gem for tranquility and relaxing walks

This tiny little park has beautiful walking trails. It is not the place to look for the big 5 but... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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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.
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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing we saw during this drive was a couple of Tortoises.Im not sure there are actually any animals in the park

Thank Drusus4545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw very little wildlife and what we did see (a couple of the antelope and 2 birds) were so far away from the road we could barely see them, even with binoculars. We saw more wildlife while driving the highway on the way to...More

Thank aaly-oop
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had a awesome day in the park. Saw many animals and did the short walking trail which is very well maintained. Thank you

Thank helenamuller2018
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This park is great of a day trip or overnight camping. You will definitely spot some wildlife. All & all a beautiful park.

Thank Johanniev
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This tiny little park has beautiful walking trails. It is not the place to look for the big 5 but the place to enjoy the gorgeous Bontebok, zebras, red hartebees,... We went when the aloes were in full blosson and found the views stunning. The...More

1  Thank fitxifitxi
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Being one of the smallest National Parks in South Africa , Bontebok does not attract the mainstream rush of tourists - which is part of its own attraction.The Park is basic ( all gravel roads, no restaurant or curio shop ) and the range of...More

1  Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We packed a picnic basket and had a very nice whole day. Beautiful senery. Lots of animals and a good variety. Beautiful inviting campsite. Definetly a place to visit

1  Thank hanlikemp
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Took a 3h drive with the kids, which included a 1,6km walk which was really great. We saw buck prints on the path, and stunning plant life. Plenty of buck and birdlife was seen on the drive. There are however no restaurant facilities, and the...More

Thank robert2323
Reviewed 26 June 2018

On an early afternoon in April, driving around, we haven´t seen any of the Bonteboks. Hope that other folks will have more luck.

Thank KerstinF258
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Beautiful location, chalets all nicely located and close enough for large groups to do group bookings but also giving you privacy. Fully equipped for self catering. It really was a wonderful getaway and relaxing.

Thank M4Mermaid
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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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Response from richardsusanh2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you go into SANParks website you should be able to request a specific chalet