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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 September 16, 2013

We enjoyed the isolation and the surroundings, but actually saw far animals more outside the park than in it. A more serious point is that we were informed that the one hour trail was OK for a rental car. It wasn't. Do not attempt this without a very robust vehicle - it is a rough gravel track all the way.

1  Thank PGGloucestershire
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Bontebok National Reserve is nice compact place to drive around on your own, only a few kms from Swellendam. We enjoyed finding our own birds including the stately Denham's Bustard, the elegant Blue Crane and the dinky Swee Waxbill. Veld Mouse also very cute, and of course Bontebok are thriving here.

My only gripe is that, as with just about every nature reserve we visited in South Africa, the staff have a very poor knowledge of the wildlife. Maybe this is a deliberate ploy to get visitors to use local guides, but it is about time that South Africa National Parks started to think more about visitor experience rather than just about making money.

1  Thank LiztheWhizz
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

So pretty we were there at the very beginning of spring the flowers were just coming out. The Bontebok so funny with their little white bottoms....some great photos taken. We saw zebra from a distance but you have to remember they are wild animals and don't appear just where you want them to!!!!

1  Thank CarolynScriven
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Park was nice, but it would have been nicer if we knew about the lovely picnic spots. Once we discovered it, we were to far away to fetch lunch.

Thank ElandaC_13
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beautiful settings and we were very impressed with the chalets! lovely walking trails surrounded by nature and absolute silence, A great weekend destination from Cape Town.

Thank Michael19660619
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