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Bontebok National Park

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Swellendam, South Africa
+27 28 514 2735
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Caravaning at the park

This is our third caravan trip to the park. We use it primary as a stop over for a few nights to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
cape Town
via mobile
Pleasant amble through Park

Lovely drive through the park although very saddened to see the awful mound of plastic littered all... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Vanessa W
Swellendam, 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
+27 28 514 2735
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is our third caravan trip to the park. We use it primary as a stop over for a few nights to visit Swellendam and surrounds. Always very pleasant stay, very clean and well maintained ablution block. Not a lot of animals seen but bird...More

1  Thank Weekender003
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely drive through the park although very saddened to see the awful mound of plastic littered all over the waste disposal site near the entrance to the nature reserve. South Africans have a long way to go when it comes to respecting a reduce reuse...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Special mention must be made of this park. It is a labour of love, we loved it and would recommend highly!

Thank jacinthawieling
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We arrived to Swellendam on Sunday afternoon so there weren't a lot of things we could do so we drove to the Bontebok park. Drove there for about an hour and than went for a hosrt circular trail which was nice.

Thank Orit M
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very extensive and for many it is best enjoyed by car although there are plenty of walking trails for the more adventurous. Signage is very poor and it is so easy to get lost. Plenty of Bontebok to see.

Thank tonyfrasercross
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have visited this park several times during the past nearly fifty years and each visit was a disappointment. If you are lucky to see animals they are miles away. We will not go again.

1  Thank huringa
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Expensive for international visitors. Poor map and confusing signposting. Directed, at the office, to best bird viewing site at the park.....never found it! Wildlife sightings poor, few antelopes and zebra just about visible with ×12 image stabilising binoculars. Few interesing birds, but nothing we hadn't...More

1  Thank RB777
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Perfect Family Meet up Picnic spot, Half way between George and Cape Town... We spent 5-6 hours at the waters edge under the trees, relaxing, having a picnic and doing a little fishing. The littles loved the Beach sand, probably brought in, not sure. And...More

Thank gail517
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 23 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
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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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Response from richardsusanh2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you go into SANParks website you should be able to request a specific chalet