Bontebok National Park
Travel to Bontebok National Park – Stunning Species Specific Park
Bontebok National Park is a place of simplistic beauty and peaceful charm. The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this park of colourful riches. A part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, now heralded as a world heritage site, Bontebok National Park always offers something in bloom.
The park is one of the largest remaining ‘renosterveld islands’ containing several plant species found nowhere else in the world, and is part of the Cape Floristic Region, which is a World Heritage Site.
Bontebok National Park is situated in the foothills of the picturesque Langeberg Mountains in the region of Swellendam, 6 kilometres from the picturesque and historic town of Swellendam and 240 kilometres from Cape Town. Bordered to the south by the Breede River, the park was proclaimed in 1931 to prevent the last few remaining Bontebok from following the footsteps of the Blue Antelope into extinction.
Bontebok is an excellent base to visit wine routes and historic buildings of Swellendam, Robertson, Ashton, Bonnievaleand and Montagu as well as the Drostdy Museum.
The park contains a rich variety of plant species like Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok, common Duiker, Red Hartebeest and Cape Mountain Zebra. Bontebok National Park is also home to a variety of smaller mammals and the area has an abundance of exotic bird species.
Bontebok National Park offers water sports such as fishing, swimming, canoeing, angling, and the use of non-motorised boats. You can also enjoy hiking trails that wind through the Langeberg Mountains and start in Swellendam.
At the Breede River you can fish or bathe in order to relax or there are also a number of picnic and barbecue sites that you can make use of in order to round off an exciting day in the park. For food and drink supplies there is a small shop.
- See around 200 bontebok.
- Hike, bike or fish amidst spectacular surroundings.
- Explore the wine routes and historic buildings of Swellendam.