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Address: Swellendam, South Africa
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+27 28 514 2735
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
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This picturesque camping area is a protected refuge for the rare bontebok,...

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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Excellent drive, walk and helpful staff

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank pt992
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Guy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Usingen, Germany
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165 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some 5 hours driving and hiking around this beautiful nature preserve. Your pay ZAR 100 entrance fee per person (not car), and get a nice chat with lots of history and advice from the reception desk. Having had problems to find the right entrance, we we're very happy with the sign posting within the little park, which is SA's... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the Bontebok National Park on a lovely summer morning. It is quite easy to find. If you are driving from Swellendam just look for a sign on the left hand side. You have to sign in at Reception, pay a conservation fee, and then follow a track. It wasn't long before we saw a pair of bontebok... More 

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Thank akay07
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bontebok Park started in an effort to rescue the beautiful Bontebok from sure extinction (there were only 17 left in SA) - in which it was fully successful. Although it hosts a limited number of animals, it still represents a good nature experience. A swim in the Breede River is a must and there are many beautiful picnic areas... More 

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Thank 476francois
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went on the recommendation of someone else who told us about the river where you could swim. We went straight there on a very hot day and saw all the flowers on the river- a beautiful scene. The game driving produced less results with only one bontebok sighting.

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Thank sharplesjo1
Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Love this relatively unknown game park. Great swimming in the river and good accommodation - recommended

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, good roads, excellent visitors center, lovely place to picnic on the edge of the river. Birds and antelope easy to spot with binoculars.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Evening drive through this little park, and we saw many of the pretty Bonteboks in their natural setting.

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