Reviews of Bontebok National Park
Wildlife sightings and reviews
2 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Bontebok National Park and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Beautiful spot and decent facilities"
The game drives are not so well signposted or maintained.
Never seen so many tortoises before and fine bird watching.
The arrivals details and map provide by Expert Africa was out of date, and sent us to an entrance that has been closed and no longer in use. Fortunately there was a sign telling us the correct route, which we were able to find.
Small quibble - while we had a two-ring stove, the pans were so large that only one could be used at a time. It would have been helpful to have an indication of the facilities provided in advance, e.g. there was a fridge/freezer, but as we did not know this we only took tinned stuff." See all these reviews: 13n in South Africa
"Chalet in the park"
Map given at reception re walks not very clear and although a river runs through the park access was impossible. Eventually found the viewing deck and watched 2 porcupines in cave opposite during the daytime." See all these reviews: 11n in South Africa
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The Hideaway Guest House is a delightful little owner-run guesthouse in the historic town of Swellendam.