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“Swellendam's Hidden Secret”

Bontebok National Park
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Swellendam
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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.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Swellendam's Hidden Secret”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Just a few kms outside Swellendam is this small and relatively unknown national park. It's primary role is the protection of the once threatened bontebok but we also saw several other species including buffalo, hartebeeste and springbok. Low key but worth a half day.

Visited February 2012
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Newton-le-Willows
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great day out!!!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

Bontebok National Park is a brilliant day out. We had a lovely half day there. The wildlife is beautiful and plentiful, so you are sure to get some excellent photographs. The real treat for us, was that you ca get out of the car and go for a hike, which I would throughly recommend. We didn't come across any large game, but the surroundings are so beautiful, it makes up for it.

Visited April 2011
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

all trails are well signposted so you cannot get lost --

Visited February 2012
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Bologna, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“a small park so close to N2”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

just of Swellendam, you can turn right and enter the Bontebok National Park. it's easy and there are a lot of animals, you can spend a couple of hours just in the middle of nothing, loosing your mind in the big green of the bush and the blue of the sky, perfect for a stop if you leave Swellendam and drive towards Knysna... it whorthwhiles a visit

Visited January 2012
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“No boks !”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

We drive through the whole park and have seen 7 bonteboks.

Visited December 2011
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