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Address: Swellendam, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 28 514 2735
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
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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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A nice half-day out

We hiked one of the short trails - it was lovely especially in spring with so many flowers blooming. We then self-drove along the dirt roads. We saw some Bontebok from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drove around for 60 minutes saw a few Bontebok and some birds, disappointing and not good value for money.

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Thank Kevin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We hiked one of the short trails - it was lovely especially in spring with so many flowers blooming. We then self-drove along the dirt roads. We saw some Bontebok from the distance, even some Cape Mountain Zebras. Then one Bontebok crossed the road right in front of us so we could see it much better. Finally we enjoyed our... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to Swellendam and had a lovely outing to Bontebok National Park. I have been crossing off as many SANParks and Cape Nature parks as I can. It was wonderful to see a young Bontebok calf suckling from the mother. This park was created to help with the conservation of Bontebok and they have now been brought back from... More 

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Thank Rose K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are passing through Swellendam and are looking for somewhere to eat, the picnic area in the national park is beautiful. It overlooks a river where you can swim and it was perfect to spend an afternoon with family. It was very quiet so you will feel like you have the place to yourselves.

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Thank Abigail G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much animals but a definite visit for the fauna and flora enthusiastic person. It's a place to take some time out and have a picnic in the open.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We spent half a day at Bontebok.....the scenery is lovely but not much wildlife...we saw one herd of Bontebok and some zebra but from quite a distance....you can't get close enough for good photos. Quite a lot of birds. Walking trails are pleasant. Main downside is the drive round map is basic and signs poor so easy to take the... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A last minute to visit as on our way to Oudtshoorn that day. At reception lady very helpful as to where we could see the Bontebok which we did see plus lots of colorful birds and a mongoose!!

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Thank 195319811985
cape Town
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is our third caravan trip to the park. We use it primary as a stop over for a few nights to visit Swellendam and surrounds. Always very pleasant stay, very clean and well maintained ablution block. Not a lot of animals seen but bird life is plentiful. My only concern is the gate closing times as it restricts ones... More 

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Thank Weekender003
Swellendam, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely drive through the park although very saddened to see the awful mound of plastic littered all over the waste disposal site near the entrance to the nature reserve. South Africans have a long way to go when it comes to respecting a reduce reuse recycle ethos.

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Thank Vanessa W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Special mention must be made of this park. It is a labour of love, we loved it and would recommend highly!

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