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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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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Saw lots of tortoises and plenty buck.Plenty bird life at the hides.Beautiful views of the aquamarine blue lagoon.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Some eland and tortoises to see. Great spot for bird watching, including ostrich and flamingoes. Stables doesn't have wall sockets for plugs. Hot geyser.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A definate stop over during the Flower season, September to early October. Look at the different creatures and bird life that makes this area so unique and memorable. Best with a 4x4 vehicle with high head space in order to capture it all. It is a showcase of how land and ocean combines in a beautiful space created by God.

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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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34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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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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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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