Particularly in winter and spring, the park is worth a visit, when the plains are covered with colourfully blooming wildflowers.
In the Breede River one can fish (permit needed) and swim. One can go for a hike in the park or take a game drive in one's own car.
Accommodation in the park is limited: caravans with foretent, each with six beds and a kitchenette, and a camping ground at the river. There is a little shop at the park entrance offering some groceries.
Visitor information and accommodation on the INFO page.
Left: Bontebok antelopes in the park. Top right: The Breede River in the Bontebok National Park. Bottom right: Malachite Sunbird.
Bontebok National Park
The Bontebok National Park lies 6 kilometres south of Swellendam (good gravel road). The small nature reserve - just some 20 sqm in size - borders on the Breede River. It serves the purpose of protecting the Bontebok antelope which is still threatened by extinction. Once these colorful antelope numbered a mere 17, and through effective management we are proud to affirm that the present world population amounts to around 3000. The Park offers much more for nature lovers, from a diversity of indigenous animal life to over 200 remarkable bird species.