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“Small, but good”

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.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a small park, with few large, impressive species. I have visited it many times. Visitors will probably see bontebok, red hartebeest, some zebras and a few other smaller species of antelope. However, the fact that you can walk around anywhere, as there are no large, dangerous predators in the park, enables you to enjoy the vegetation and smaller animals like birds and insects. It is especially enjoyable in the spring, when most of the plants are in flower.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We enjoyed the wonderful walks along the river and over the aloe hills. The Bontebok and Red Hartebeest sitings are excellent and the variety of spring flowers mind boggling.

Thank Rainer E
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

What I loved about Bontebok Park was not only the wildlife and Birdlife but just relaxing by the river with a picnic and a good bottle of wine. Swimming in the river to cool down on a hot and barmy day.

Thank Grace7
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a lovely area with lots of space and huge vistas. However there is only a rough map to get you around the place and no information as to what you might see at the "lookout points". It is a good idea to take a picnic and you can sit beside the river in the picnic area and enjoy the peace and quiet and the birds for an hour or two as we did.

Thank 63Trish
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

It was our second visit to this park. The first time we saw quite a few bonteboks on the drive around. This time we drove round twice and eventually found them almost at the exit gate! A nice place to visit although the map is a little confusing. Good for springbok too.

Thank manytravels_11
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