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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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Explosion of colours

Prepare yourself for a magical experience if you visit the park from mid August to mid September. There are huge fields of flowers vibrating in a symphony of yellow, purple and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Prepare yourself for a magical experience if you visit the park from mid August to mid September. There are huge fields of flowers vibrating in a symphony of yellow, purple and white. Try to get there, it's only a 75 min drive from CT, during the week. At weekends it's madness and you will spend more time in queues then... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took a Spring break of 4 days in the Langebaan Region of the West Coast. High light was undoubtably the West Coast National Park with its extravagant display of wild flowers. The Park has access to the Postberg at the far end so keep driving till you reach the very end of the Park. There are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Do not miss stopping on at the Postberg section of the West Coast National Park during flower season for the most spectacular show by nature. Make the drive to Plankies Baai, an unspoilt secluded bay with incredible views and chances to spot whales during watching season.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The West Coast National Park is one of our favourite outings. It is close to our holiday home in Yzerfontein, and provide us with absolute tranquility and beauty. Do not go there for the Big Five or any other large species. You will, however, find some ostrich and some antelope. More important are the small things, like tortoises, birds and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The wild flower display at Posberg in the West Coast National Park is a once in a lifetime experience. Words actually fails to describe the overwhelming experience to travel for kilometers amongst the most beautiful display of one of natures' greatest wonders.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited this national park during winter and was absolutely blown away by the beauty and unspoilt nature. Beaches are amazing and water an amazing azure. So glad there are still places likes this in existence. Well done to the National Parks for looking after this treasure. Will definitely be back.

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There's already flowers in the park and watching them dance in the breeze was so relaxing! The roads are excellent and i9f you have the time it would be your loss if you don't take a drive through the park. The MTB routes look amazing and we're definitely coming back with our bikes!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My cousin and I did the Steenbok trail. Really magnificent - pristine. We saw eland, kudu, bontebok, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, gemsbok...& 1 steenbok! Also wonderful bird life and a few tortoises. The spring flowers were starting to bloom. The trail ends along the sea shore. It really is a magnificent experience - highly recommend. It is about 14km but not... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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