Accommodation in Bontebok National Park

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Bontebok National Park - Lang Elsies Kraal Rest Camp

Bontebok National Park is famous for its Bontebok which once neared extiction. Through effective management the present world population amounts to around 3000. The Park offers a diversity of indigenous animal life and over 200 bird species. On its western border flows the Breede River, with beautiful scenery, bird watching, fishing, and a refreshing swimming spot. The magestic Langeberg Mountains provide a backdrop for this beatiful setting.

The Bontebok National Park is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a world heritage site, with its unique fynbos plant life.

The Bontebok Park is an excellent home base, where one can visit the surrounding areas of Swellendam with its interesting history.

Room Description at :

Chalet (CH2/4)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 4 people
- Open plan - Ceiling Fan
- 2 single beds and double sleeper couch (Sleeper couch suitable for 1 adult or 2 children)
- Kitchenette
- Wc and shower
- Under roof braai facility - Viewing Deck

Chalet (CH2/4Z)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 4 people
- Open plan - Ceiling Fan
- 2 single beds and double sleeper couch (Sleeper couch suitable for 1 adult or 2 children)
- Kitchenette
- Wc and shower
- Under roof braai facility - Viewing Deck
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged

Campsite (CK6V)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 people - Extra vehicles pay additional rate
- River view
- No power point

Camp Site (CK6P)
- Base rate 2 people - Max 6 people - Extra vehicles pay additional rate
- Powerpoint

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 14%VAT

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions, Conservation levy

Extra information

Climate:
The region has a temperate climate with an average rainfall of ± 500 mm per annum, occurring mainly during early summer and winter.

Day visitors:
Bontebok National Park is a great day visitor location. Recently upgraded day visitor facilities include a rest camp and a new road connecting the original park to 700 ha of new land donated in 2000 by the local municipality. The day visitor area is a key site named “Die Stroom”, which is a day visitor facility, formerly a recreation site run by the municipality.

The park is easily accessible from the N2 and because of its small size; visitors can drive around the whole park in a few hours. It is a great stopping point between Cape Town and the Garden Route, for a picnic, swim, or small hike to stretch the legs. It also offers passers by and local residents a great braai location or a place to bring the kids.

Check-in and check-out times:
Check-in time: 12:00 Checkout time: 09:00

Office Hours:
1 October to 30 April: 07:00 - 19:00
1 May to 30 September: 07:00 - 18:00

Internal Road Network:
The park’s internal roads and entry road from the N2 are gravel roads. The present road network provides two major game drive loops that can be completed in 1-2 hours respectively, depending on game viewing stops.

What visitors need to take:
Remember to bring along a flashlight, grill, firewood, angling equipment, bathing suit, walking shoes, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books.

Please note:
Pets are not allowed in a national park. Motorcycles are not allowed. No power boats on the river.
No private generators allowed at caravan or campsites.
Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery)
Firearms must be declared at reception where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure. 
Doctors, pharmacies, vehicle repair, fuel and police services are available in Swellendam.

Consult the Swellendam Publicity Association or Tourism Office for places of interest and activities in and around the area.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R32,00 per adult / R16,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R42,00 per adult / R21,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ............. R84,00 per adult / R42,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016


Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) .......... R34,00 per adult / R17,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................... R45,00 per adult / R22,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ............. R90,00 per adult / R45,00 per child, per day