Bontebok National Park

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It’s the smallest National Park of South Africa’s 22 parks and it’s just outside the historic town of Swellendam, it lies at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains and is bordered by the Breede River. The Park is home to over 200 Bontebok and many other animals including the Red Hartebees and Grey Rhebok.

Special Features:

  • Picnics and braai facilities on the banks of the Breede River
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Hiking – there are 3 short trails
  • Die Stroom Function and Braai Facility
  • Denhams Bustard
  • Cheese tasting in Swellendam
  • The wine routes and historic buildings of Swellendam, Robertson, Montagu, Ashton and Bonnievale
  • The magical Fairy Garden called Sulina in Swellendam
  • Hot Springs in Montague

Things to seek:

  • Wildlife: Grysbok, Cape Mountain, Zebra, Red Hartebees, Caracal


  • Birds: Black Harrier, Blue Crane, Spur wing Goose, Secretary bird
  • Plants/Trees: Restioids, Ericoids, Proteoids, Geophytes, Gladiolus


  • Game Viewing in your own vehicle from Around About Cars
  • Birding
  • Nature hiking trails


  • Angling (licence available)
  • Canoeing /Kayaking with your own equipment
  • Mountain Biking

How to get there:

Just 6km from Swellendam and 240 km from Cape Town. The current entrance is 5km off the N2