Bontebok National Park, Swellendam
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Spot rare bontebok in their natural habitat at Bontebok National Park, a refuge for this South African antelope. Though the smallest of the country's national parks, this protected area shelters many species of birds and offers swimming in the pristine Breede River. Onsite accommodations include campgrounds and chalets, providing plenty of comfort for longer stays. Before you head to Swellendam, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Swellendam online vacation builder , to make sure you see all that Swellendam has to offer, including Bontebok National Park.
Bontebok National Park Reviews
Available: Fishing, birding, short hikes, legendary aloes, old-school race courses, swimming and camping. Entrance is currently R122 tourists and R43 locals PS. the campsite is small so you will never... more »
Tenía mucha ilusión por visitar el parque pero quedé bastante decepcionado. Sinceramente no sé qué esperaba pero no encontré mucha fauna (incluido bonteboks), simplemente "rolling hills" con vegetació... more »I was very excited to visit the park but was quite disappointed. I honestly don't know what I expected but I didn't find much wildlife (including bonteboks), simply "Rolling hills" with low-interest medium vegetation. We continue our route to the south of Swellendam and the park, towards the De Hoop reserve. Behind the wheel and surrounded by cereal fields from horizon to horizon with large groups of paradise cranes drinking along with livestock and native vegetation surviving in the corners where the tractor could not reach, I realized the value of the park National Bontebok, a nature reserve, a reserve of the past before the arrival of the settlers and their agriculture.
Nice and quite. Camping was great - a nice a addition would be to have electric points at the river campsites. Self drive was enjoyable, but numbers of Bontebok and others were disappointing.
Bontebok National Park have something for everyone, hiking, fishing, cycling, kayaking and a jungle gym for the little ones. Bontebok National Park have the friendliest staff and very helpful.
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