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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
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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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Breathtaking!

Very beautiful National Park, but do try and go when the flowers are in full bloom. The bird life is prolific and it's a dream for photographers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lesly U

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trek up the R27 (but be super careful, the highway is a magnet for insane drivers). Don't expect to see much in the way of wildlife in the midday sun, however, the stunning views of the lagoon, Atlantic side dunes and sea, fynbos, lovely tranquillity and the occasional ostrich pair will make your day memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful National Park, but do try and go when the flowers are in full bloom. The bird life is prolific and it's a dream for photographers.

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Thank Lesly U
Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed for 5 days at this national park. It was total bliss! The park is absolutely beautiful, well managed and the roads are in excellent condition.The Lagoon is so amazing and if you didn't know it, you would think you are on an exotic island.The birdlife is stunning and the bird hides well appointed. So fascinating to watch... More 

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Thank AKruger
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dave and Lynn Taylor out to South Africa for their first visit to see the England vs SA test in Cape Town. Special request to see birding sights while out on Cape Town. Visited several bird hides and coastal dunes and a lunch at Geelbek while in the West Coast park.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A mixture of beach wild Atlantic coast scrub vegetation animals and birds. We also had a tasty meal with very good service in the Geelbek restaurant in the reserve.

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Thank JoleenTob
Edenvale, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so surprised when I drove through the park on my holiday. The view over the Atlantic was absolutely breath taking!

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Thank Mermaid1511
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the part just as the flower season was dieing down. The park is a lot bigger than one thinks and took us a good 2 hours to view. We saw amazing wildlife - even as a local it was really awesome.

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Thank SirOwen_ZA
Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place with but no service. We got seated with menu's but for 40 minutes no one came to get our order, we're very disappointed!

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Thank altar493
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Don't miss out on this very beautiful place. Excellent photo opportunities. Would love the see the park in flower season!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, rangers and staff at the gates helpful, wide variety of fauna and flora, roads in good condition can drive with any vehicle in the park need not have a 4x4. Scenic bicycle routes. One one best swimming spots in south africa at the lagoon in the park.

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