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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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Sedgefield, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended to visit during spring when the flowers are out - so choose a sunny day! Breathtaking vistas and plenty of animals - we saw tortoises, Mongoose, Bontebok, Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Springbok, Kestrells and Flamingos, to name but a few. Landscape is varied and awe-inspiring - turquoise oceans, white beaches and soaring rock formations covered in a blanket of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The flowers are truly amazing this year. We had early rains this year which lead to this. We selected our day based on the weather forecast, because the flowers are only open if the temp is above 15C. We had a lovely braai in the afternoon at one of the braai spots, these are different from the picnic spots.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to have a braai, day on the beach, enjoy clear blue waters, see wildlive and nature or have a lunch at Geelbek restaurant, then you must visit West Coast National Park!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just make sure you choose a sunny day.And be there mid morning to beat the crowds- otherwise lovely views of the lagoon.

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We drove into the park from Langebaan without much of a plan or any expectations. After a quick stop at the bird hide, when then found ourselves at Seeberg viewpoint. We didn't get any further and spent almost the whole afternoon up there enjoying the sweeping views, the solitude and the warm sun. A great place to relax! Take a... More

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Cape Town
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194 reviews 194 reviews
131 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Normally, one would have to travel long distances to go on holiday to faraway places to have an enjoyable beach picnic. Well no need to have to wait to go on holiday to have this experience. Within an hour from Cape Town relatively on your doorstep this experience awaits you. Take a gazebo as it can get hot. my recommendation... More

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Waltham Abbey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The WCNP is full of surprises in great scenery. It's so varied, from watching Eland and Ostrich wander the land, Lizards and snakes amongst the boulders in the hills, vast amounts of birdlife in all areas (sea, lake, fynbos, hills). It's Brilliant!

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Strand, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

On our visit it was cold and rainy but we still saw 5 tortoises coming to the roadside to drink water. Drive slowly and you will see this!! We saw a Gemsbok, Ostriches and lots birds from the Bird hide. The Geelbek Restaurant is the cherry on top!!!

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cape town
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

During August, September is the best time to visit this National Park. It comes alive with carpets of Flowrrs as well as animals like Zebra, Blesbok, Springbok etc. Stunning nature at its best

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Cape Town
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A delightful Saturday morning. It is an easy drive from Cape Town. The park is lovely-tranquil with gorgeous views. In the park it is easily drivable-we have a 4x2, but doable for a normal sedan vehicle. We arrived at the info office and found the rudest,most unfriendly woman at the desk-she didn't greet or even respond to our greeting. She... More

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