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West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park, South Africa
+27 22 772-2144/5
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The West Coast National Park hosts vast concentrations of migratory birds, and is an ideal spot for...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The West Coast National Park hosts vast concentrations of migratory birds, and is an ideal spot for appreciating the colorful flora endemic to the region. There are picnic sites, hiking trails, and opportunities to go mountain biking or whale watching.
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Sussex, UK
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Having been here before, in the summer time, we specifically timed this visit with the wildflower seasonal opening of the Postberg section of the park for a few weeks each spring (Aug/Sept). As we had allowed only one day in our full itinerary, we rather dashed, as far as speed limits permitted, through the park to get to the gate... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
156 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went at start of summer so some flowers were out ,but would have liked to have seen it in spring. Small entry fee to get in, roads in good condition, two main entry points, restaurant was still open when we went but was about to close as they were having a wedding taking place that afternoon . What a stunning... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Park is beautiful and very well maintained. The beaches are stunning a must see. The Geelbek restaurant's food is very good. The Bird watching is also a good attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was stunningy beautiful and serene, with scenery to match. All I expected it to be, highly recommended when the flowers are in bloom and the temperature is good and the sun is shining.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place has everything, beautiful scenery, a magnificent lagoon, wild animals and birds, spectacular views of the waves coming in from the ocean when the wind is blowing, places set up so you can have a braai, a restaurant where you can stop off for a snack or a meal and let's not forget the flowers in the springtime. Just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nice smooth roads, saw a few tortoises and some buck. Beachfront was breathtaking, clean and fellow sunbathers very considerate. Tourism is big in the Western Cape and it shows. A return visit during the flower season is seriously considered...

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is well worth dropping in for a visit if you are on the main road heading north. The park’s centre piece is a beautiful lagoon, home to numerous birds including flamingos. We also saw elan, a black mole snake and tortoise.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This national park was very enjoyable. There is an area famous for its flowers that is only open to the public during August and September. Although the flowers were past their best, we visited towards the end of September, they still were very impressive. The unexpected pleasure was the amount of game that was in this part of the park.... More 

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Pinetown, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a very nice park to visit, but you have to go into Postberg to get value for your money. We loved the nature.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were quite disapppointed after driving for over an hour in the park to see these carpets of flowers over rolling hills and saw nothing! We have seen more flowers driving on the R315 to the park than inside it. The view is beautiful though and there are quite a few animals, the tortoise and ostrich being the most common... More 

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