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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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!!
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... 更多
We arrived to Swellendam on Sunday afternoon so there weren't a lot of things we could do so we drove to the Bontebok park. Drove there for about an hour and than went for a hosrt circular trail which was nice.
Very extensive and for many it is best enjoyed by car although there are plenty of walking trails for the more adventurous. Signage is very poor and it is so easy to get lost. Plenty of Bontebok to see.
We have visited this park several times during the past nearly fifty years and each visit was a disappointment. If you are lucky to see animals they are miles away. We will not go again.