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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Lost in the wild

Don't go there if you are prepared to get lost and have a 4x4. At reception asked if paths are... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
Lisa V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Bontebok - a delight

A small specialised national park specialising in the conservation of the Bontebok - but there are... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
Uwe P
Johannesburg, 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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“the river” (47 reviews)
“self drive” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Don't go there if you are prepared to get lost and have a 4x4. At reception asked if paths are clearly marked, the answer was yes!! On our self drive excursion we followed a map trying to figure how to get to the viewing decks....More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 10 January 2016

A small specialised national park specialising in the conservation of the Bontebok - but there are other species in the park. Accommodation is in spacious self catering chalets (or in a caravan park). Limited walking and or cycling is allowed

Thank Uwe P
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Not a huge park like Kruger, but very nice for a different afternoon. We also had a picnic in a proper area watching bonteboks all around us.

Thank ste_gamberini
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights camping by the river there is no electricity and you are further from the ablution block but you have a stunning view of the river and can take a dip as often as the feel like it Make sure you...More

1  Thank Lainey0401
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Not a lot of game for viewing... Can become boring just driving up and down. River is nice though. Small.

Reviewed 7 January 2016

What a gorgeous little gem this tiny national park is! Not too much to see, so don't expect the big 5 - but so calm and peaceful. Do get to the river - very beautiful, great spots to picnic. And - I have never seen...More

Thank VH714
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The park is small but unique. Roads are well maintained, staff friendly and walking trails well kept.

Thank WindhoekNamibia
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Worth the visit to see the Bontbok as you will not see them elsewhere. But not really anything else to go for to be honest. Open plains and Bontebok!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely camping visit here. We booked the river view campsites, they had a great view and were not crowded at all, another advantage was that you were right by river for a swim during the day. The only downside was that it...More

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Camp was ok,very clean but very busy! Toilets and showers are a disaster! Out of seasons should be fine! Town very short drive from can and everything that is needed can be bought there!

Thank Louis P
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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