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West Coast National Park

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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West Coast National Park, South Africa
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All reviews flower season geelbek restaurant wild flowers langebaan lagoon bird hide bird watching beautiful scenery the reserve crossing the road entrance fee open to the public august september the atlantic ocean full bloom picnic lunch speed limit toilet facilities
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

We visited the park during spring last year and what a pleasurable day we enjoyed! We managed to see tortoise, buck and even some zebra grazing quite close to the road. We stopped to take photos and also enjoy our picnic lunch overlooking the lagoon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yvonnemmcdonald
Reviewed February 6, 2019

This park is located only a short drive outside of Cape Town. We went in January, I do believe that the experience is different depending on what time of year you go. Unfortunately all the flowers, which I'm led to believe are quite spectacular, were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SolihullAly
Reviewed January 19, 2019

If you have time, take a drive to the West Coast National Park. The scenery is absolutely beautiful with the turquoise sea in the distance and a bird watchers dream to be able to sit in the Bird Hides. Just make sure that if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Really enjoy visiting this park! It is not your traditional park, but has a unique charm of its own and if you're prepared to immerse yourself in nature you'll surely enjoy your time here. Worth the visit and you definitely have to experience the Langebaan...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Trail43073317346
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Take this scenic route through the West Coast National Park when travelling south from Langebaan. Great view points, including bird hides with an amazing bird life, Geelbek restaurant with good food is a lovely place to stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erma L
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We had a morning to do some sightseeing and arrived at about 10am on Saturday morning. The West Coast gate was quite busy with two queues to get in. (It is the gate closest to Cape Town). As we are Wild card holders, we did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorienT8
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We enjoyed several hours of excellent birding in West Coast National Park; they have several "birds hides" which are essentially shelters where you can sit and enjoy close bird-watching without disturbing the birds. And as we were leaving the park, we saw a herd of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 999Dotty
Reviewed January 4, 2019

It is a great park but it does not have a lot animals. Along the road there are a lot of turtles and snakes, The snakes are generally gone before we where able to stop the car. The visitor's center is always very helpful. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aussi33
Reviewed December 30, 2018

It's a beautifully preserved place and it has the best of both worlds. Beautiful lagoon beaches and if you are willing to drive to the end of the road you can braai at the sea. Just be careful for the little tortoises crossing the road.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annelle1swann
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

At R59 per person it seemed a fair price to enter, albeit R295 per vehicle... We went to Kraalbaai, which is a beautiful scenic lagoon, and the reason for our visit. Thank goodness we didn't visit for the wild life since there was hardly any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maria H
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Response from Barbs1985 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Mia Yes! Do yourself a favour and book at the Abrahamskraal Cottage! What a fantastic place in the middle of nature!
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