Bontebok National park - Lang Elsies Kraal Rest Camp

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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

Caravan and tented camping sites, hosting up to a maximum of six people each. The main camping area is situated behind the chalets. These site have powerpoint, communal kitchen and ablutions. The campsites along the Breede river do not have power only a tap for water. For the use of the ablution facilities guest need to walk up to the camping area. 

  • Four-bed Chalet has two single beds and a double sleeper couch in an open plan area. The sleeper couch is not suitable for 2 adults. Bathroom with toiet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen and a private deck with braai and extraordinary views

  • Six-bed Family Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area with a sleeper couch (not suitable for 2 adults) Bathroom with toilet and shower. Fully equipped kitchen and a private deck with braai and extraordinary views

Activities & Facilities

Activities available to guests include hiking, mountain biking, and walking trails, game viewing (self-drive), birding, and river activities.
River activities:
Swimming can be done in the rest camp and at Die Stroom
Angling, you need a valid angling permit(which is available for purchase at reception), own equipment
Canoeing and kayaking (no power boats allowed), own equipment

 

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.

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Rates & Pricing

Camp site (CK6)(no power, no view)
Num. people incl in base rate:
6
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Camp site (CK6V)(no power, view)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Camp site (CK6P)(power)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Chalet (CH2/4,CH2/4Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Family Cottage (FA6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

Tanya de wet
There was not much game to view. The birdlife was interesting. The accommodation was clean.There were a lot of flies however.
Esther Eybers
Swimming facilities poor, toilets neat and clean
Jo Vergunst
We had a great time. Very peaceful.
Nicolene Vermeulen
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!
Mr C Haller
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!
Beverly Senekal
The arrival was great and the park was fantastic.
Elmie van Zyl
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
Erick Senekal
Lekke gekuier!
Braam de Vries
In short the reception were friendly and helpful. The camp properly maintained and clean.I will return to Bontebok park
Mike McCarthy
A warning about the rough roads could be given.We found walking the most enjoyable. The bird life is very good.The flowers are very difrent.A book on the Park, giving its history should be in the shop. I found one in Swellendam.Bird and flower books would be handy.We enjoyed our two day stay and could have made it three if we had the time.
William Wilkinson
The Chalet was beautiful. The setting was amazing. The service was great. I only had one problem and that was that the road from the reception office to the chalets were in a horrible state. My poor Golf got a couple of scratches underneath and on the side of its body, but other than that there were no problems.
Heather Dukas
The accommodation was spotless and well appointed. The chalet was well stocked with crockery and cutlery. The walks were well kept and signposted and the gardens well maintained - overall it was one of the best camps and reserves we have seen for a very long time. The staff were friendly and the only drawback was they serviced the units very late in the day ( afternoons) and we told them to leave ours as we wanted to relax. They also wanted to change the towels daily which is nice but not eco-friendly and not Parks Board policy. We told the staff when we left what a wonderful experience we had had; the place itself is lovely (on the Breede River), the birds (50 species identified), the buck and tortoises were great - a good place to go to relax! Will definitely go again!
linda struben
We had an enjoyable stay and really enjoyed doing the walks on offer. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The chalets were fun to stay in and the view superb
linda struben
We had an enjoyable stay and really enjoyed doing the walks on offer. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The chalets were fun to stay in and the view superb
Schalk la Grange
Roy Corder
A beautiful peaceful experience.
Roy Corder
A beautiful peaceful experience.
Marinus van den Berg
I'm actually not sure if this is such a good idea to write this feedback. It is such a nice place, so close to Cape Town that it might mean that so much more people would want to go that I might struggle to have a nice break-away weekend. In a country where good service is very often a myth, it was so refreshing to arrive here on Friday and be greeted by the most friendly and competent staff.The park is stunning and everything is clean. We had such a wonderful time there and are already planning our return trip. Thank you SanParks
Samantha
Our stay was fantastic! we loved it there. Thank you
Samantha
Our stay was fantastic! we loved it there. Thank you
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