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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 3 weeks ago
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 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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 26 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
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We took a drive out for the day. Nice scenery, a few buck. Good to just hang out and have a look at the river and flowers.

Thank shinel j
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Came here with some friends on the way to Cape Town and were very happy with our visit. Wanted to see the bontebok before heading back to the USA and was not disappointed; they were everywhere. They have such a beautiful coat on them and...More

Thank V4ndy
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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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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