Bontebok National Park

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012

Bontebok National Park

In 1931 the first Bontebok National Park was proclaimed on an area near Bredasdorp. The Park was later moved to the area it is now, to suit habitat requirements of the bontebok. By 1969 it was estimated that the numbers had grown to around 800. The park now maintains the Bontebok Numbers at around 200, the maximum this park can support taking into consideration biodiversity conservation as a whole.

The bontebok is an antelope found in South Africa and Lesotho. The bontebok has two subspecies; the endangered bontebok, occurring naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, and the blesbok occurring in the highveld.

Bontebok National Park.

Just outside Swellendam.