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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Bontebok park visit

We found this a good intro to a game drive for young kids. Took a while to spot the wildlife but... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
So many bontebok

We stayed over for the weekend and took two long drives through the park. It is South Africa's... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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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
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We found this a good intro to a game drive for young kids. Took a while to spot the wildlife but after the first sighting they were there in abundance.

Thank JLMKruger
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stayed over for the weekend and took two long drives through the park. It is South Africa's smallest National Park, though you get to see quite a few animals. We saw three different types of buck (seeing Bontebok up quite close), a secretary bird,...More

1  Thank IBasson
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Well we had a lovely day weatherwise for the park and we did see some Bonteboks even quite close but there weren't many animals on view and certainky not a diverse range - shame. The difficult aspect was that the roads were at their worst...More

2  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The smallest of our National Parks (I think), but what a real gem! Lovely and very comfortable, fully equipped accommodation. Can see the whole Park and it's game in one day. Very peaceful and tranquil, ideal stop-over for any nature lover.

Thank Johan G
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed in a chalet on the banks of the Breede River. Birds were in abundance when we woke up to an exquisite view of the river. We started the day with the Aloe Hill trail which awarded us with beautiful views of the river,...More

Thank Marita_Steyn
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had the park to ourselves on an afternoon in May. It's small enough to drive the main park loop in two hours, which was perfect as we needed to be on our way on the Garden Route by mid-afternoon. We saw 8-10 zebra up...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Bontebok national park is the smallest national park in South Africa, but a hidden gem. If you are on your way to the Garden Route from Cape Town, a one night stay here is a definite must do. The accommodation is very well sorted with...More

Thank WernerDalziel
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
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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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20 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