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“On the bank of the Breede River”

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Bontebok National Park - Caravan and Camping
Durbanville, South Africa
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“On the bank of the Breede River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This is the second of three Breede River destinations for us this week. Staying in one of the chalets overlooking the river and couldn't have asked for more. Simple but functional and well equipped. The wrap around porch with build in braai is just what we needed.

I've sort of given up on the idea of both of us fishing at the same time and am spending time on another hobby, this one involving a camera and some new lenses that need trying out. The boys are happy kicking on a blanket in the shade while daddy has his fishing line in the water and I'm snapping away anything that sits still long enough.

Stayed May 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

I am a great fan of South African National Parks (SANParks) and have had many fantastic stays at their facilities. This one was a bit of a let down. The wooden chalet where I stayed was designed so that the verandahs of both the neighbours were a bit too close and exposed for comfort. WIth so much space available, they should have designed them to be further apart, perhaps with some bush or screening between them. The chalets are not cheap, compared to other SANParks accommodation, so I think better can be expected. Also there seems to be a fly problem and the auto spray in the chalet was pretty ineffective - although this is no fault of management. Next time I will camp as the sites looked great.
It was a nuisance to have to go into town to buy firewood/charcoal - perhaps the shop at reception could stock these basics as is the normal SANParks custom.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Camped here 1 night. Unfortunately the road to the campsite is not all paved. Go on a circular walking trail and swim in the river. It better to go in winter. It gets really hot in summer. U can't miss the bontebok they often come and graze in the campsite.

Stayed December 2013
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Additional Information about Bontebok National Park - Caravan and Camping

Property: Bontebok National Park - Caravan and Camping
Address: Bontebok National Park, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
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Ranked #10 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Swellendam
Hotel Class:3 star — Bontebok National Park - Caravan and Camping 3*
Number of rooms: 10

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