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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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OH WOW

What a great and glorious Road trip. I couldn't get enough. Photographers beware-you won't want to leave! Fortunately I Went on my own and could take my time. It gets very cold at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a great and glorious Road trip. I couldn't get enough. Photographers beware-you won't want to leave! Fortunately I Went on my own and could take my time. It gets very cold at sun down so take a jersey.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited by chance on our way north, liked it so much stayed on an extra day and returned for two more days in late February. Very well situated bird hides in interesting locations and lovely walks. Variety of habitats including oceanside, lagoon and ponds. The restaurant serves a very good meal also.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

West Coast National Park provided the family with some excellent opportunities for viewing birds, stunning views of the lagoon, views of cape fur seals playing in the surf, some mammals (plenty of eland, steenbok) and untouched vegetation. The birds we spotted were - greater flamingoes, bar-tailed Godwit and many other waders, black Harrier, peregrine falcon, rock kestrel and many more.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were part of a group of 6 doing a 5 days West Coast tour. We stayed one night at Duinepos in the park in the self-catering units. The units are spacious, well equipped and very very clean ! The beds were comfortable ; sadly no double beds ! The swimming pool and braai areas is very well organised and... More 

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Tel Aviv Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A visit in late February was rather disappointing after reading the enthusiastic reviews. The park would surely have been a 5-star experience in the flowering season, but at this time of the year the only real attraction was the beautiful turquoise lagoon. Of wildlife we found little: a very few eland, ostrich, a small flock of flamingo and (I think)... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We drove through the park and visited the variuos bird hides, view points and beaches and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The Geelcok Restaurant is worth a miss though as they don't seem to want to serve you.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 via mobile

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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