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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Sunset Romance

We did a short trip into the park (about 2.5 hours) which was just enough to see the wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worth while

We decided to camp regardless of the winter wind and rain and found a well protected stand (#1). It... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Riekert B
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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%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 24 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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wonderful way to spend an half day. The park is deceptively large and has a large range of game to view.

Thank geedeebee
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The views were stunning, vleis, valleys & hilltops, loads of bontebok, we also saw secretary birds. A nice trip.

Thank Dan I
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night in Swellendam en route to the Garden Route. Our hotel recommended a visit to Bontebok National Park, and we enjoyed our visit immensely. You drive yourself around - it takes a couple of hours. We saw lots on bontebok and a...More

Thank SeanPinner
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The ranger was very helpful and gave us a good briefing for the drive. The drive was well signed and we saw some animals. We did the 5.4 KM walk which was excellent and lovely scenery.

Thank pt992
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The road signs are inexistent to come to the new entrance to the park. The different roads and circuits are not well mar

1  Thank Guy P
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Bontebok for a picnic and drive through the park. We saw plenty of wildlife (inc zebra). Really easy to navigate and would definitely recommend.

Thank Colsc2
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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