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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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End of Flower Season

We were there during the end of flower season. We only planned for half-day tour at this wonderful park. What a shame. Even though it was not the peak of the blooming season... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
UnderBigHill
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George Town, Malaysia
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George Town, Malaysia
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217 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during the end of flower season. We only planned for half-day tour at this wonderful park. What a shame. Even though it was not the peak of the blooming season, still, this park is lovely! The lagoon is clean and blue, the sand is fine and white. Great place for swimming and other water sports. I'm sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

From Ocean, coastal, wetlands, to inner waters, a fantastic preserve, with access roads, wildlife blinds or 'hides', dunes, marsh, and plains. Accommodations. Planned well, services available for visitors. Hiking and biking trails. Flamingo colonies.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Not only is the whole park beautiful, it is any birders dream. Great hides, plenty of birds, and a scenery to die for.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed in the Park at Abrahamskraal cottage for one night, and what an absolute pleasure!!! The cottage was extremely well equipped (there is only solar power and gas, so no electric sockets are available) and the seclusion of the cottage is mesmerising! It really is a fantastic nature break on Cape Town's doorstep! The park itself was also lovely!... More 

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Thank Barbs1985
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The park is situated on a peninsula 3 sides with the sea. From Langebaan, you can go 40km to the further point on the coast. The road is tarred, and so easily accessible. There's also a few places to sleep if you are looking. I go for the day, take the children's bikes, and the views over the sea and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

West coast national park is always best during the flower season August and September. However it is great for bird watchers as there are a number of hides. Kraal bay is also a popular spot - very beautiful. The house on the hill has been restored and has loads of interesting history of the area inside in glass cases. This... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I ran round a circuit of the park in a local half marathon and I could readily return just to walk and enjoy the view. Park your car and walk a few k's and enjoy the fresh air, great countryside and fine sea view. Well worth a visit.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We often drive through when we are up this way even though have not seen full flower season yet. This time there were many tortoises basking by the road but I was appalled to see someone stop and pick one up for a selfie! Aaagh We spent some time in the bird hide at Geelbek too admiring the flamingos

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We booked in Duinepos and got cottage 2 Clean, all your require is there Sit outside with a fire , watch the sunset with a glass of good red, what more? Drive around the park, ample birds, walk along the beach at Tsaarsbank, spend time at the View point, very relaxing. Just a pity Churchhaven can't be visited without a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We have visited the West coast national park for quite a number of years before and revisited during March this year. This National park has everything a bird-, sea view-,bush-, or break-away lover is looking for. The park caters for most everybody's needs ranging from good and comfortable cottages, lovely settings and getting close to nature. Worth mentioning is the... More 

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