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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a wonderful day in the National Park. The flowers were disappointing this year, but abundant wildlife to be seen. Park facilities are great with friendly staff. All round it was a great experience at Postberg with wonderful scenery!

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Sussex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is quite a large area - you will need time to explore properly, but it's well worth it. We saw a huge variety of plants and herbs, ostriches, gemsbok, springbok, tortoises and a puff adder which, fortunately, wasn't too interested in us. There is an extremely nice cafe restaurant, where you can watch the weaver birds as you eat.

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Manage to catch the WCNP in full bloom, although not as good as previous years, the park is looking great with friendly staff and wonderful views

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went up to the Postberg part of the park to see the spring flowers on 9 September. While we enjoyed the array of different coloured flowers and the many different buck that we saw, we were most impressed with the park staff who assisted us with a medical emergency. Kind, considerate and efficient. Thank you.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If is nice that there is such place to conserve the plants and flowers. In season you can see many flowers. Make sure you drive up to Pots-berg and Plankies baai- a very beautiful place.

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California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The disadvantage our timing was the large number of tourists seeing the wildflowers. We had already seen them in Clanwilliam and they were more dramatic there. We did see our first eland so that was special.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours during spring and the famous flower season in the park. We drove from the Langebaan gate to the West Coast gate, so through the entire park in around 5 hours. Beautiful scenery, we loved the flowers, especially since this was our first flower viewing holiday. We saw some wild life, flamingos, kudus etc. Really... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely day trip only about 100 km about of Cape Town. Go in late Aug-Sept (as soon as the winter rains have stopped). Go on a sunny day, and be sure to drive with the sun at your back (the flowers face into the sun). My favorite spot was Tsaarsbank...beautiful sunset!! I was lucky enough to have accommodation in the... More

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london, england
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143 reviews 143 reviews
21 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We love this area, our only disappointment this visit was the sparseness of spring flowers in the Postberg section, normally prolific in colour and spread, this season was not good. Considering it opens 1st Aug and closes 30th Sept we thought mid-way would be just right. The weather was glorious and there few travellers, that was good!!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The park is a large one but does not have high visitor numbers. The drive up from Cape Town is easy if not very exciting, but you can stop off at a few places on the way up. The drive round the park from the freeway might include an encounter with a tortoise or two or a snake on the... More

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