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West Coast National Park

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Address: West Coast National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 22 772-2144/5
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The West Coast National Park hosts vast concentrations of migratory birds...
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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POSTBURG HIKING - MORE THAN JUST BEAUTIFUL

For two months of the year, within the West Coast National Park, an area known as Postburg is opened to the public. Hiking is limited to less than 20 people per day for two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Johannesburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

For two months of the year, within the West Coast National Park, an area known as Postburg is opened to the public. Hiking is limited to less than 20 people per day for two months so booking is required in advance. There is a one day and a two day hike. We decided to do the one day hike as... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The views were amazing from the old fishermans home on the rock! the birdlife is abundant and absolutely beautiful! So many flamingos, birds or Prey and well too many to mention!! Then the Bontebok an endemic specie of South Africa is found here!! That is always exciting to look for. love the ocean meeting land parks they seem to have... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a great and glorious Road trip. I couldn't get enough. Photographers beware-you won't want to leave! Fortunately I Went on my own and could take my time. It gets very cold at sun down so take a jersey.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited by chance on our way north, liked it so much stayed on an extra day and returned for two more days in late February. Very well situated bird hides in interesting locations and lovely walks. Variety of habitats including oceanside, lagoon and ponds. The restaurant serves a very good meal also.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

West Coast National Park provided the family with some excellent opportunities for viewing birds, stunning views of the lagoon, views of cape fur seals playing in the surf, some mammals (plenty of eland, steenbok) and untouched vegetation. The birds we spotted were - greater flamingoes, bar-tailed Godwit and many other waders, black Harrier, peregrine falcon, rock kestrel and many more.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were part of a group of 6 doing a 5 days West Coast tour. We stayed one night at Duinepos in the park in the self-catering units. The units are spacious, well equipped and very very clean ! The beds were comfortable ; sadly no double beds ! The swimming pool and braai areas is very well organised and... More 

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Tel Aviv Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A visit in late February was rather disappointing after reading the enthusiastic reviews. The park would surely have been a 5-star experience in the flowering season, but at this time of the year the only real attraction was the beautiful turquoise lagoon. Of wildlife we found little: a very few eland, ostrich, a small flock of flamingo and (I think)... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We drove through the park and visited the variuos bird hides, view points and beaches and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Geelcok Restaurant is worth a miss though as they don't seem to want to serve you.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Saw lots of tortoises and plenty buck.Plenty bird life at the hides.Beautiful views of the aquamarine blue lagoon.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Some eland and tortoises to see. Great spot for bird watching, including ostrich and flamingoes. Stables doesn't have wall sockets for plugs. Hot geyser.

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