Where is Bontebok National Park, Swellendam

The Bontebok National Park, Western Cape, South Africa is situated within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest, but richest of the world's 6 floral kingdoms.

Bontebok National Park, Western Cape, South Africa is a few minutes drive from historic Swellendam and 240km (149 miles) from Cape Town. It is an ideal stopover on the way to the famous Garden Route and Port Elizabeth, which is 540km (335 miles) away.

This Western Cape nature reserve in South Africa is also a scenic day visitor destination. Bontebok National Park, Western Cape, South Africa is just off the N2 highway and can be driven around in a few hours due to its small size. Visitors can enjoy a barbeque or picnic, swim and walk to stretch their legs, and it’s a great place for children.

The Breede River is a popular destination for canoeing adventures and weekend getaways. Visitors can bring their own canoes and kayaks. Anglers can obtain a fishing permit from the park reception.

The rest camp near the Breede River is named after a female Khoi-Khoi Chieftain, Lang Elsie. This remarkable woman and her followers (the Hessekwa) lived in this area in the 18th Century. The Hessekwa were known to have traded with the first Dutch settlers who landed in the Cape in 1652.

Directions to Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park is situated along the Breede River about 6km (3 miles) south of Swellendam. The Swellengrebel Airfield, adjacent to the park, is suitable for light aircraft only. The park’s internal roads and entry road from the N2 are gravel roads.

GPS Co-Ordinates

S 34 04’ 33.7”
E 20 27’ 19.3”

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