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Address: Swellendam, South Africa
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This picturesque camping area is a protected refuge for the rare bontebok,...

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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Bontebok

Evening drive through this little park, and we saw many of the pretty Bonteboks in their natural setting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tim F
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Evening drive through this little park, and we saw many of the pretty Bonteboks in their natural setting.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit here was easy to negotiate being only a few miles from the town of Swellendam. We were rewarded with sightings of Bontebok, tortoises, birds and various other animals on our "I spy" chart. The elusive zebra didn't materialise. Visitors can buy their Wildcard pass here too.

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Blairgowrie
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small park is devoted to preserving the endangered Bontebok which can be fairly easily spotted. More elusive were the Red Hartebeest and Cape Zebra, but with good binocs patience is rewarded. A fair selection of birds was visible down by the Breede river, to which we returned in the evening after the crowds (all six!) had left.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, but well run National Park near Swellendam. It has self catering chalets plus campsites. You won't see big game here, but there is nice birdlife, hares, tortoises, the odd snake, lots of bontebok and small bokkies, a lovely river to picnic by, and a small 'game drive' loop. Great for all the family, or just a... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a National Park. I'm sure it gets much busier, but on our day there weren't many other people on the area. We signed in for our permit at the reception for 40R each and we're given a better map than the Marloth Nat. Res. The well maintained gravel roads are accessible by saloon cars at a speed... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first excursion looking for wildlife lead us to this National Park. Travelling in the park is on dirt roads but apart from putting a layer of dust over the car is safe and easy to drive. We saw a tortoise on a short walk in the park and several bontebok at close range, even though it was the middle... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ha ha. This is a very nice place but it was also full of humor. Apparently it is the smallest national park in south Africa. we enjoyed it but you have to laugh a bit along the way

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good to see Cape Zebra and the endangered Bontebok but the obviously unmade tracks for vehicles here are not clearly signed. We went round the short track twice because we missed a turn. On another occasion we encountered two signs to the exit pointing in opposite directions, The lady at reception showed us where to go on a... More 

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Essex,UK
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367 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the east loop and saw lots of bontebok, one hartebeest, a secretary bird and a kite. We were quite happy with what we saw, but met others who had walked a trail and saw nothing of note. Our advice would be to drive the loop and take a packed lunch/picnic and be sure to pack your binoculars!

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice peaceful well cared for park, not much to see but did get the Bontebok and tortoises, can't say I'd rush back but also wouldn't avoid.

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