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West Coast National Park

Address: West Coast National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 22 772-2144/5
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & 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...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & 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 region. There are picnic sites, hiking trails, and opportunities to go mountain biking or whale watching.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My family and I visited this park in June 2013. It was such a treat, we really enjoyed the game viewing and the well positioned bird hides. The view from the house on the rock allows visitors to see the park, the Churchhaven strip and even the ocean. It is a unique park that is well kept with beautiful scenery.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We entered the park from the Langebaan side which is less congested than the Cape Town side. We visited the look out point and read about the early settlers and discoveries in this fascinating part of the west coast. Great wildlife and scenery. Good day outing to the beach.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a must-visit! Beautiful nature with tortoises, snakes, birds and buks, but the absolute highlight is the lagoon in Kraalbaai. You can walk around in beautiful warm water you'd only expect to see in the Bahamas.

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Sussex, UK
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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157 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 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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3 attraction reviews
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
95 helpful votes 95 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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