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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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This national park is an absolute treasure. Very well looked after and little impact on the nature. The beaches are incredible, we spent 4 hours on the beach, just looking at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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English first
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This national park is an absolute treasure. Very well looked after and little impact on the nature. The beaches are incredible, we spent 4 hours on the beach, just looking at the waves and birds. Will definitely come back again.

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Hermanus
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you are looking for animals, go elsewhere! The roads are excellent and the bird hides are well constructed and easily accessible. We were there recently in winter but there were large numbers of flamingos, gulls, oystercatchers, and various kinds of plover. The views of the roaring Atlantic Ocean are stunning. The fauna is mostly fynbos, but the flower profusion... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Beautiful West Coast nature - unspoilt but go during the week to avoid lot's of people. Flower season a must!

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Address: West Coast National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 22 772-2144/5
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  West Coast National Park

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