Bontebok National Park
Bontebok National Park is the smallest National Park in Africa, but despite that, it has gained some significant recognition among the foreign guests. The park, which has also been declared a world heritage site, is located at the foothills of Lageborg Mountains and magnificent Breede River flows through it.
Bontebok National Park Wildlife & Activities
Bontebok National Park was established in 1931 and the main aim was (and still is) the conservation of Bontebok antelopes, which have been included in the list of rare and endangered species. At the time of the foundation of the park these antelopes where pretty much extinct, since there were less than 20 of them left in the world. Luckily, today due to the active involvement and creation of Bontebok National Park as well the situation has grown a lot better and there are several thousands of Bontebok antelopes, from which about 200 breed and inhabit the area of Bontebok National Park. Some other species worth seeing there are Cape Mountain Zebra, African Clawless Otter, Secretary Bird, Grey Rhebok and many others.
The park is suited for such exciting outdoor activities as game viewing, birding (there lives about 200 bird species), hiking on some of the three nature trails, as well as angling and bathing in the river.
How to get to Bontebok National Park
The nearest town is Swellandan, which is situated approximately 6 kilometers from the national park and majority of public transport arrives from there. Light aircrafts are permitted to land on the Swellengrebel Airfield which is located near Bontebok National Park. Guests should keep in mind that the facilities offered on the spot such as the local shops are quite modest and provide only the basic service. The standard entrance fee for the visitors of the park is R40 for adult and R20 for child.