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Home to around 200 species of bird, Bontebok National Park is a bird-watcher's paradise and is known as an excellent place to view Denham's (Stanley's) Bustard. View birds from the deck of your chalet, from a self-drive through the park, or while relaxing on the banks of the Breede River. There are no formalised bird hides within the park, but the open skies and landscapes make an easy spot.

Game viewing from own vehicle

Bontebok National Park is home to Bontebok, Grey Rhebuck, Red Hartebeest as well as many smaller mammals - take yourself and/or your family on a drive around the park and spot as many animals as you can. Be careful to adhere to the speedlimit so as not to threaten, scare or endanger the wildlife.


Three nature-hiking trails, starting and ending in the rest camp area for overnighters and old pump house for day visitors.
Download the trail map.

Bathing in the Breede River - in the Rest Camp Area and at Die Stroom

Take a dive into the Breede River from either of the above access points - on hot days in the park, this can be a more than welcomed relief.

Angling in the Breede River

Anglers must be in possession of a valid angling permit, available for purchase at Park Reception.
Own equipment is necessary.

Canoeing/Kayaking in the Breede River

Own equipment is necessary.
No power boats are allowed on the river.

Mountain Biking opportunities available

Take a cycle or mountain bike ride in the park - route info is available at the park reception office.

Picnicing and Braai spots

Whether you're staying the night visiting for the day - enjoy some time out on the banks of the Breede River with friends and family and use the designated braai and picnic areas. Full ablution facilities are available at these sites.


Take a dip in the Breede River for a welcomed relief from the summer heat. No life guards on duty so swimming is at one's own risk.

A community fund of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations arriving on or after the 1st of June 2012.

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Did You Know?

  • The rest camp is named after the 'Hessekwa' khoi-khoi chieftainess called 'Lang Elsie