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Overview

Bontebok National Park forms part of the gorgeous and world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, a natural spectacle of beautiful flora now designated as a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. 'Lang Elsie' has been designed according to the area's overriding principals of functionality with minimal impact - situated near the Breede River, this self catering accommodation is a welcome and unobtrusive part of the surrounding environment, clean, quiet and friendly. 

Accommodation

Accommodation at Bontebok's 'Lang Elsie' rest camp is provided in a series of four-person self service chalets, complete with sleeper couches and private decks with stunning views. All units are wheelchair accessible, with two of the ten fitted with bathrooms and living spaces for guests with special needs.

Additionally, caravan and tented camping sites are available, hosting up to a maximum of six people each. Certain sites have electrical facilities, which guests should arrange for during booking. 

Activities & Facilities

Bontebok facilities include picnic sites and braai (barbecue) facilities, ablution units for day and overnight visitors, and a shop for basic commodities. Groceries and fresh produce can be purchased in Swellendam, as well as fuel.

Activities available to guests include hiking, biking, and walking trails, game viewing, birding, and river activities. 

Important Information

Child Policy:

Children are welcome at the Bontebok Camp, Lans Elsie's kraan.

Wildlife

Inhabiting the Bontebok area and flanking the gorgeous nearby Breede rivier is a selection of Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Red Hartebeest and Grey Rhebok, as well as Stanley's Bustard and a host of other local plants, birds and wildlife treasures.

Directions

Bontebok National Park is situated 6 km from the town of Swellendam, 240 km from Cape Town and 540 km from Port Elizabeth.

The last 5 km of the access route from the N2 highway is gravel.

 

Reviews


A beautiful peaceful experience.

Roy Corder

There was not much game to view. The birdlife was interesting. The accommodation was clean.There were a lot of flies however.

Tanya de wet

Swimming facilities poor, toilets neat and clean

Esther Eybers

We had a great time. Very peaceful.

Jo Vergunst

Knowing the area we did not expect to have a great animal experience. This park attracts those who enjoy the outdoor tranquil experience. The chalets are well situated an looking over the Breede River, well equipped and very comfortable. We could have stayed another night! We saw Bontebok and Rooi Hartebeest and sat for 40 minutes watching a Secretary Bird find his dinner in the veld. That was an exceptional sighting whilst on the circle route between 6 and 7pm. The view of the Langeberg Mountains in the distance from my bed in the morning was lovely!

Nicolene Vermeulen

The arrival was great and the park was fantastic.

Beverly Senekal

Our stay at Bontebok Park was very enjoyable and though there were not a lot of game to see, the facilities were exceptionally clean, the camp sites set out very well and the staff friendly and efficient. This has been our second camping trip at the park and we will return again and again because of the peace, the clean ablutions and the positive experience we've had. Thank you!

Mr C Haller

We enjoyed our 4 day stay. Found that wild life very few. Only saw Bontebuck and one Zebra.Also no toilet facilities at river edge camp - which is a pity.Lovely place but need some money invested to make us come back.Thank youvan Zyl family

Elmie van Zyl

Lekke gekuier!

Erick Senekal

In short the reception were friendly and helpful. The camp properly maintained and clean.I will return to Bontebok park

Braam de Vries

Bontebok National Park forms part of the gorgeous and world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, a natural spectacle of beautiful flora now designated as a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. 'Lang Elsie' has been designed according to the area's overriding principals of functionality with minimal impact - situated near the Breede River, this self catering accommodation is a welcome and unobtrusive part of the surrounding environment, clean, quiet and friendly. 

Accommodation at Bontebok's 'Lang Elsie' rest camp is provided in a series of four-person self service chalets, complete with sleeper couches and private decks with stunning views. All units are wheelchair accessible, with two of the ten fitted with bathrooms and living spaces for guests with special needs.

Additionally, caravan and tented camping sites are available, hosting up to a maximum of six people each. Certain sites have electrical facilities, which guests should arrange for during booking. 

Bontebok facilities include picnic sites and braai (barbecue) facilities, ablution units for day and overnight visitors, and a shop for basic commodities. Groceries and fresh produce can be purchased in Swellendam, as well as fuel.

Activities available to guests include hiking, biking, and walking trails, game viewing, birding, and river activities. 

Child Policy:

Children are welcome at the Bontebok Camp, Lans Elsie's kraan.

Inhabiting the Bontebok area and flanking the gorgeous nearby Breede rivier is a selection of Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Red Hartebeest and Grey Rhebok, as well as Stanley's Bustard and a host of other local plants, birds and wildlife treasures.

Bontebok National Park is situated 6 km from the town of Swellendam, 240 km from Cape Town and 540 km from Port Elizabeth.

The last 5 km of the access route from the N2 highway is gravel.

 

A beautiful peaceful experience.

Roy Corder

There was not much game to view. The birdlife was interesting. The accommodation was clean.There were a lot of flies however.

Tanya de wet

Swimming facilities poor, toilets neat and clean

Esther Eybers

We had a great time. Very peaceful.

Jo Vergunst

Knowing the area we did not expect to have a great animal experience. This park attracts those who enjoy the outdoor tranquil experience. The chalets are well situated an looking over the Breede River, well equipped and very comfortable. We could have stayed another night! We saw Bontebok and Rooi Hartebeest and sat for 40 minutes watching a Secretary Bird find his dinner in the veld. That was an exceptional sighting whilst on the circle route between 6 and 7pm. The view of the Langeberg Mountains in the distance from my bed in the morning was lovely!

Nicolene Vermeulen

The arrival was great and the park was fantastic.

Beverly Senekal

Our stay at Bontebok Park was very enjoyable and though there were not a lot of game to see, the facilities were exceptionally clean, the camp sites set out very well and the staff friendly and efficient. This has been our second camping trip at the park and we will return again and again because of the peace, the clean ablutions and the positive experience we've had. Thank you!

Mr C Haller

We enjoyed our 4 day stay. Found that wild life very few. Only saw Bontebuck and one Zebra.Also no toilet facilities at river edge camp - which is a pity.Lovely place but need some money invested to make us come back.Thank youvan Zyl family

Elmie van Zyl

Lekke gekuier!

Erick Senekal

In short the reception were friendly and helpful. The camp properly maintained and clean.I will return to Bontebok park

Braam de Vries

Accommodation options

Campsite (CK6)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
15 Jan 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 14 $ 5 $ 2 6 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 15 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
04 Dec 2019 — 13 Jan 2020 $ 18 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 15 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
From $ 14

For 2 people

- Extra vehicles pay additional rate - No power point 

Campsite - River View (CK6V)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
15 Jan 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 16 $ 5 $ 2 6 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 17 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
04 Dec 2019 — 03 Jan 2020 $ 20 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
04 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 17 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
From $ 16

For 2 people

- Extra vehicles pay additional rate - No power point - River view

Camp Site (CK6P)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
15 Jan 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 17 $ 5 $ 2 6 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 18 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
04 Dec 2019 — 03 Jan 2020 $ 23 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
04 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 18 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
From $ 17

For 2 people

- Extra vehicles pay additional rate - Powerpoint 

Chalet (CH2/4)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
15 Jan 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 88 $ 17 $ 8 4 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
04 Dec 2019 — 13 Jan 2020 $ 104 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
04 Dec 2019 — 13 Jan 2020 $ 104 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
From $ 88

For 2 people

- Ceiling Fan - Kitchenette - No Smoking - Open plan, 2 single beds and double sleeper couch - Sleeper couch suitable for 1 adult or 2 children - Under roof braai facility - Viewing Deck - Wc and shower 

Chalet (CH2/4Z)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
15 Jan 2019 — 31 Oct 2019 $ 88 $ 17 $ 8 4 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
01 Nov 2019 — 03 Dec 2019 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
04 Dec 2019 — 13 Jan 2020 $ 104 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
04 Dec 2019 — 13 Jan 2020 $ 104 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
14 Jan 2020 — 31 Oct 2020 $ 93 $ 18 $ 9 4 people
From $ 88

For 2 people

- Ceiling Fan - Kitchenette - No Smoking - Open plan, 2 single beds and double sleeper couch - Sleeper couch suitable for 1 adult or 2 children - Under roof braai facility - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Viewing Deck - Wc and shower