- Parks (A - Z)
- Addo Elephant National Park
- Agulhas National Park
- Augrabies Falls National Park
- Bontebok National Park
- Camdeboo National Park
- Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
- Golden Gate Highlands National Park
- Karoo National Park
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- Kruger National Park
- Mapungubwe National Park
- Marakele National Park
- Mokala National Park
- Mountain Zebra National Park
- Namaqua National Park
- Table Mountain National Park
- Tankwa Karoo National Park
- West Coast National Park
- |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
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Bontebok National Park
The region has a temperate climate with an average rainfall of ± 500mm per annum, occurring mainly during early summer and winter.
Bontebok National Park is a great day visitor location. Recently upgraded day visitor facilities include a rest camp and a new road connecting the original park to 700 ha of new land donated in 2000 by the local municipality. The day visitor area is a key site named “Die Stroom”, which is a day visitor facility, formerly a recreation site run by the municipality.
The park is easily accessible from the N2 and because of its small size; visitors can drive around the whole park in a few hours. It is a great stopping point between Cape Town and the Garden Route, for a picnic, swim, or small hike to stretch the legs. It also offers passers by and local residents a great braai location or a place to bring the kids.
Check-in and check-out times
- Check-in time: 14:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 09:00 a.m.
- 1 October to 30 April: 07:00 - 19:00
1 May to 30 September: 07:00 - 18:00
Internal Road Network
The park’s internal roads and entry road from the N2 are gravel roads. The present road network provides two major game drive loops that can be completed in 1-2 hours respectively, depending on game viewing stops.
Powerboats and quad bikes are not allowed.
Motorcycles are allowed in the park.
- To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
Handy Tips & Hints
- Pets are not allowed in a national park.
- Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery) - South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase.
- Firearms must be declared at reception where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.
- No power boats on the river.
- No private generators allowed at caravan or campsites.
- Doctors, pharmacies, vehicle repair, fuel and police services are available in Swellendam.
What visitors need to take (preparation for the trip)
- Remember to bring along a flashlight, grill, firewood, angling equipment, bathing suit, walking shoes, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books.
- Consult the Swellendam Publicity Association or Tourism Office for places of interest and activities in and around the area.
For enquiries e-mail Bontebok National Park or phone us on the following numbers:
- Tel: +27 28 514 2735
- Fax: +27 28 514 2646
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Did You Know?
- The rest camp is named after the 'Hessekwa' khoi-khoi chieftainess called 'Lang Elsie