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 Post subject: Bontebok Park
Unread postPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:58 am 
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Morning all on the forum

Just spent a lovely weekend with the wife at the chalets in Bontebok Park
over the past weekend. I have not been to the park in about 30 years
so i thought it was about time to see it again.

Got to see the Mountain Zebra and a secretary bird. :)

Had a good time doing my hobby, photograpy.

The chalets are a fantastic idea and really enjoyed the views from Chalet number 5.
Staff at the reception gave a very good warm welcome and one felt at home with the staff.

Keep up the good work

Warren

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
Unread postPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:49 am 
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Welcome to the forums and thanks for the feedback, Warren :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
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BNP is one of the SANParks' secret gems!

The birding is good as well!

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
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:thumbs_up: Agree with BB, Bontebok National Park is a Great Little Park.........Perfect place for "Getting Away from it all!" - and for Capies, not too far to travel. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
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Not too far to travel :thumbs_up: , Munchin and for a limited period, a special 40% discount 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:50 pm 
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What is the latest news regarding the new entrance gate and road to the newly built reception building ? We would very much like to camp there again, however the old gravel road via the old entrance gate is not standard-caravan friendly. I find it difficult to understand why this matter cannot be sorted out by the authorities.
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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:41 am 
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Lennie Senior wrote:
What is the latest news regarding the new entrance gate and road to the newly built reception building ? We would very much like to camp there again, however the old gravel road via the old entrance gate is not standard-caravan friendly. I find it difficult to understand why this matter cannot be sorted out by the authorities.
Lennie



Morning Lennie

The "New Gate" is good and caravan friendly. The road from the N2 is still gravel and goes past the
towns dump. The roads is in good condition with a few small potholes as per normal.
We drive an Hyundai Atos and it survived so i think a caravan should make it. Once in the park it
is very good roads, but the ones upto the look outs are a bit rough as they are of the local "rocks"
and not for the faint hearted.

hope this helps
Warren

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:45 am 
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On my last visit, they were busy with the upgrading of the road between Reception and Langelsieskraal. Visitors had to use the "game viewing" road to the rest camp. I phoned the park and said it will be a very long detour on an unsuitable road for a caravan. They were so kind to let me use the new gate. I phoned the park when I passed Stormsvlei and when I got to the new gate, somebody was waiting there for me. When I left the Monday morning, I phoned Reception again, and they then sent somebody to go and open the new gate for me.

I agree Len, the delay in the opening of the new gate is really frustrating. I just cannot understand why SANRAL is so adamant about the fact that the junction at the N2 should form a crossing with the street leading to silos. The road that is presently leading to the new gate is already used by the businesses on that side and I don't believe that there will be an noteworthy increase in traffic if the gate is opened. By the way - there is already an 80 kph speed limit. Personally I cannot see the danger of opening the new gate with the junction as is.

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
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I am going in 2 weeks. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bontebok Park
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Enjoy BB. The aloes should then be about in full bloom - always a beautiful time of the year to visit Bontebok.

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