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20% discount on accommodation at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2014-08-22

24 September is Heritage Day. To celebrate, Bontebok National Park is giving 20% discount on all accommodation from 22 - 28 September 2014.

Update on the floods at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2014-01-14

Herewith an update on the floods at Bontebok National Park as on Tuesday, 14 January 2014.

Update on the floods at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2014-01-13

Herewith an update on the floods at Bontebok National Park as on Monday, 13 January 2014.

Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

Date: 2013-08-27

The annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week takes place between 9 and 13* September 2013 and offers all South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 South African National Parks. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park and the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-11

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2013-06-04

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a "time to stay indoors" and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.  

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

Date: 2013-03-19

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Media Release: SANParks gears up for week of free entry in September

Date: 2012-08-28

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2012 South African National Parks Week will be launched on Monday, 10th September 2012 at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

Date: 2012-05-14

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

Bontebok Riverside Camp now open for season

Date: 2011-11-07

Bontebok National Park is excited to welcome back its regular campers with the re-opening of the Riverside Campsite for the new season.

Shop closure at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2011-10-31

The shop at Bontebok National Park will be closing after conducting a thorough business analysis.

Free entrance to Bontebok NP during SANParks Week 12 – 16 September 2011

Date: 2011-09-06

Bontebok National Park (BNP) is opening its doors for Heritage Month during the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week, taking place from 12 to 16 September. During this week, all National Parks are offering free, open access to all – to celebrate the rich and diverse heritage that is often just on our doorstep.

Bontebok NP: Recent rains have affected roads

Date: 2011-08-31

Recent rainfalls experienced in the Bontebok National Park have damaged some of our roads.

Media Release: Bontebok National Park launches new “My Green Card”

Date: 2011-04-26

Bontebok National Park launched its new “My Green Card” on 21 April 2011. 

Bontebok NP: Shop speed point back online

Date: 2011-02-23

The Bontebok National Park's shop speed point (credit card machine) is now back online.

Bontebok offering 10% discount to all the Women & Home magazine readers

Date: 2009-06-02

The Bontebok National Park, in conjunction with the Women & Home Magazine, is offering a 10% promotional discount on all their accommodation and camping to their readers.

Expansion of facilities at Bontebok National Park

Date: 2009-02-06

During 2007 Bontebok National Park embarked on a development cycle which saw as a first stage the building of 10 new chalets and ablution facilities for campers.

Bontebok National Park re-opens to public

Date: 2008-11-18

Bontebok National Park will re-open to the public on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 following flooding over the past week.

Closure of Bontebok National Park due to flooding

Date: 2008-11-13

Bontebok is currently closed due to flooding, and will be closed until further notice. The Park was closed with immediate effect this morning due to severe flooding inside the Park.

Bontebok National Park to carry out maintenance at Lang Elsies Kraal

Date: 2008-10-17

Bontebok National Park will be carrying out maintenance on chalets and the ablution block at Lang Elsies Kraal Rest Camp from Monday, 22 October 2008.

Swellendam Canola WAF Mountain Bike Race

Date: 2008-08-07

We would like to inform all visitors to Bontebok National Park, that on Saturday, 9 August 2008, the Swellendam Canola WAF Mountain Bike race will be passing through the Park as part of the 55km race being hosted on the day. The cyclists will utilize the tourist roads and should be traveling through the Park between 11h00 and 14h00.

Bontebok Camp sites closed

Date: 2008-06-26

On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 the 11 riverside campsites in Lang Elsies Kraal Restcamp were flooded by the Breede River. Due to the continued high levels of the Breede River, all riverside campsites are subsequently closed until 30 September 2008. With further rain expected in the catchment area, this situation could be with us for some weeks.

Media Release: SANParks Launches Upgraded Facilities at Bontebok NP

Date: 2007-05-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the launch of the upgraded tourist facilities at a press briefing held at the Indaba Tourism Expo at the Coast of Dreams Hall, between the ICC and the DEC in Durban.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Bontebok Accommodation Facilities Upgrade

Date: 2006-11-16

Bontebok National Park is under going a series of upgrades and renovations on all facilities. This means that until April/May 2007 our Rest Camp is closed due to the heavy construction work taking place.

Bontebok National Park

Date: 2006-08-29

Please note that Bontebok National Park is again open to the public, after being temporarily closed after recent heavy rains. However, while the roads have dried up and some of the damage has been repaired, visitors can still only access the Eastern Drive and the straight road to the rest camp. The road around the Race Course is still closed due to bad roads. Please phone Bontebok National Park on 028 514 2735 for further information.

Bontebok National Park Temporarily Closed

Date: 2006-08-25

Bontebok National Park is temporarily closed due to heavy rains in the Swellendam area over the last two days and the resultant widespread floods. These floods have affected the Bontebok National Park roads, damaging many of them and flooding some...

Draft Park Management Plan

Date: 2006-07-21

Here is the draft management plan for Bontebok National Park The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit : http://www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/


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