Hence the name “bontebok,” or “painted buck,” as given by the Dutch colonists to this species.
bontebok: About 30 in Bredasdorp and 45 in Swellendam divisions.
His horns are of a light colour, nearly white, while those of the bontebok are black.
Herds of gnus and bontebok bounded over the plains, and many solitary antelopes started from their lairs as he approached them.
The bontebok is not only one of the loveliest antelopes in Africa, but one of the swiftest.