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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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Kaleidoscope of colours!

We took a ride out to the West Coast National Park yesterday to catch the last of the wild flowers before the season ends at the end of September. Even though we left it a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kommetjie, South Africa
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Kommetjie, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a ride out to the West Coast National Park yesterday to catch the last of the wild flowers before the season ends at the end of September. Even though we left it a bit late in the season, we were still treated to a kaleidoscope of colours from the various wild flowers that carpet the Postberg area of... More 

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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the West Coast National Park to see the flowers last week. The flowers were magnificent however the only toilet facilities open to the public was one toilet at the SANPARKS building at Geelbek. There were about 20 people queuing to get access - including people with disabilities, the elderly and international visitors. The toilet itself was flooded and filthy.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great day trip from Cape Town City. Only about an hours drive, then you enter the West Coast Reserve. Another 30 minutes or so and we were in the flower reserve which is only open 2 months of the year. For those of us who don't have a week or two to take a leisurely drive up... More 

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Empangeni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in to see the flowers, we had spotted a few on the way, and in the park, however we discovered a section that is only open for 2 months of the year just for flowers. This was truly amazing, with Elands in fields of yellow and white and orange flowers, this was a feast for ones eyes. Everytime... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our hike along the Steenbok trail on a sunny day in early September - it was probably the best day hike that we've ever done. The wild flowers were mind blowing, the animals were breathtaking and the coastal scenery was spectacular. The 14km hike took about 6 hours due to many,many photos stops to admire the flowers, animals... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New friends took us to this park for the day which was full of a rainbow of colored wildflowers everywhere. As an additional treat we saw various species of Antelope's; and had a picnic by the beach making for a wonderful day.

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Thank Olli S
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every September we try to get to the privately-owned Postberg section of this national park. While we may have missed the peak flowering of the massed fields it was still spectacular and worth the 88km drive from Cape Town. We have just two crucial tips for visitors, namely, arrive early and pack a picnic. It was sobering to see more... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we came to the West Coast specifically for the purpose of seeing the Spring flowers - and we were not disappointed. Although we went to Postberg, we thought the flowers at Seeburg were actually the most impressive. Enjoyed seeing all the sights in the National Park - Postberg, Seeburg, Krallbaai, Geelbek, Tsaarsbank etc. It was a lovely day out... More 

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven friends arrived at the nearest entrance to Cape Town and were through in minutes. Fill in your car and guest details well in advance and you'll save a LOT of time at the gate. R64 per person and we were in. What a well planned and we'll run park with staff smiling and helpful all the time. It was... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky that the flowers were in bloom anf the sun were out when we we were there. Try and go in the week. Its very busy over weekends. Its any photographers dream!

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