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“not too big” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park
Swellendam, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Swellendam
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This picturesque camping area is a protected refuge for the rare bontebok, a South African antelope recognizable for its red coat and white face.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“not too big”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was safari light. Very light. We also went to De Hope, which was better than this. OK if you don't have much time. If you see the animals before you pay, don't pay.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Maybe not the most exciting park in the world but we really liked the natural beauty and views of the mountains from here. It is quite romantic in its simplicity. It makes for a great combo with a drive to De Hoop. All very enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lovely venue and amazing facilities. Lovely for bird watching and spotting buck. Roads are of a very good standard as they are dirt roads. Some holes in them but are visible. Suitable for small city cars aswell as 4x4

Visited May 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

...I just wish I could remember the name of the amazing tour guide who took us to around in 2009 so I could give him and his company props. Saw Tortoise, Puff Adder, Bonteboks (obv) and some Ostriches. Apparently the orchid we saw only grows in the park, which seemed far-fetched, but at the time utterly believable.

Visited April 2012
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salisbury
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“Adin took us round one evening and made the trip interesting with his knowledge of the flora and fauna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We didn't see much wildlife but it was certainly worth a visit. Adin had owned the Hideaway previously and gave us a book and DVD about the wildlife in Africa.

Visited February 2013
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