Explore the smallest national park of the South African National Parks' stable - on the banks of the Breede River, just 5km from the town of Swellendam in the Western Cape. Bontebok National Park is a place of simplistic beauty and peaceful charm. The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this colourful park. Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom (a World Heritage Site), Bontebok National Park is always boasting something in bloom. Discover the beauty of the park through a day visit or overnight stay. Watch the Bontebok grazing from your chalet window, or spy on the many birds in the park from the viewing deck at the picnic and braai area.

Please note: The main entrance of Bontebok National Park is on the N2 road in Swellendam. The GPS co-ordinates for the entrance gate are: S34°03.226' E020°25.764'.

Why we like it

World Heritage site; Rich in floral and bird life; Majestic mountain landscapes

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 27.86 km²
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Bontebok
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Swellendam

Accommodation in Bontebok National Park

Africamps at Kam’Bati

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is located on the confluence of the Sonderend River and Breede River on an Overberg farm in Swellendam. The camp has five luxury boutique camping tents which are nestled in a pristine serene forest close to the river. The air conditioned en-suite tents accommodate a maximum of five people each, and feature a fully appointed kitchen with…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Lang Elsie’s Kraal Rest Camp, Bontebok

The Lang Elsie's Kraal Rest Camp, situated on the banks of the Breede River, is the first rest camp in the South African National Parks portfolio to be built according to a "Touching the Earth Lightly" design. Named after a Khoe-Khoe Chieftain who lived there with her clan in the 18th century, the camp of 10 units provides pristine scenery…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering, Camping
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Species list Map

Lookout for

Grey Rhebok
Cape Clawless Otter
Cape Fox
Red Hartebeest

Key Species

Cape Mountain Zebra

Denham's Bustard
Blue Crane
Swee Waxbill

Leopard Tortoise
Puff Adder

Sweet Thorn Acacia


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 2
Mammals: 6
Birds: 6
Reptiles: 4
Trees: 7
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