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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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
89 helpful votes 89 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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Warrnambool, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This national park was very enjoyable. There is an area famous for its flowers that is only open to the public during August and September. Although the flowers were past their best, we visited towards the end of September, they still were very impressive. The unexpected pleasure was the amount of game that was in this part of the park.... More

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Pinetown, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a very nice park to visit, but you have to go into Postberg to get value for your money. We loved the nature.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were quite disapppointed after driving for over an hour in the park to see these carpets of flowers over rolling hills and saw nothing! We have seen more flowers driving on the R315 to the park than inside it. The view is beautiful though and there are quite a few animals, the tortoise and ostrich being the most common... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Spent a wonderful day in the National Park. The flowers were disappointing this year, but abundant wildlife to be seen. Park facilities are great with friendly staff. All round it was a great experience at Postberg with wonderful scenery!

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Sussex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is quite a large area - you will need time to explore properly, but it's well worth it. We saw a huge variety of plants and herbs, ostriches, gemsbok, springbok, tortoises and a puff adder which, fortunately, wasn't too interested in us. There is an extremely nice cafe restaurant, where you can watch the weaver birds as you eat.

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Manage to catch the WCNP in full bloom, although not as good as previous years, the park is looking great with friendly staff and wonderful views

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