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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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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Strand, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We did not have near enough time to drive through the entire park but in the hour we saw eland, ostriches, oyster catchers, zebra, Kingfisher birds. We will be back to stop at every view point and take our time enjoying the beautiful views. We also bought a Wild Card at the SAN Parks offices in Langebaan. Looking forward to... More

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San Francisco, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I wish I had more time to stay at this national park. I spent about 2-3 hours. Entrance fee is R60. This place is very serene. Amazing scenery, especially by the ocean. From "Atlantic View point", you are supposed to see Table Mountain on a clear day. I couldn't see it but I could see Cape Town.

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
133 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a lovely place well worth a drive up the R27 from Cape Town. It takes about an hour but what's the hurry. About 20km before there is a wonderful restaurant and souvenir shop. It is on one of the few cross roads in the area and is on the left. From memory it is the only one so... More

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Kempton Park, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The WC National Park is a treasure! We saw a lot of animals and also had some good fun. Kalkbaai is a lovely little place and we will definitely go back.

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