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Bontebok National Park

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CURIOSITY-we used to drive pass monthly on different trips always looking at the sign board then we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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This park is great of a day trip or overnight camping. You will definitely spot some wildlife. All... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Stilbaai, 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.
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Swellendam, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

CURIOSITY-we used to drive pass monthly on different trips always looking at the sign board then we booked for a weekend..DON'T make the same mistake we did..GO for the Off the Grid option you wont be disappointed..River frontage..a beautiful quiet meandering river ideal for swimming...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is best traveled slowly to see all the little things, the wonderful birds, the fynbos and just the awesome silence. Take your time, visit the camp site to see how its been revamped. Its a very well run park with friendly staff. Make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

The only thing we saw during this drive was a couple of Tortoises.Im not sure there are actually any animals in the park

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Drusus4545
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We saw very little wildlife and what we did see (a couple of the antelope and 2 birds) were so far away from the road we could barely see them, even with binoculars. We saw more wildlife while driving the highway on the way to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaly-oop
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This park is great of a day trip or overnight camping. You will definitely spot some wildlife. All & all a beautiful park.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Johanniev
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fitxifitxi
Reviewed July 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank hanlikemp
Reviewed July 3, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 13, 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