West Coast National Park, West Coast National Park

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Bask in the unspoiled beauty of the Atlantic coastline at West Coast National Park. Covering 27,500 hectares (67,954 acres) of coastal landscapes, the park is known for its abundant population of birdlife, scattered across hidden beaches, lagoons, and rock formations. Explore the lagoons to spot flamingoes and dramatic coastal scenery, or venture farther into the plains to see antelopes, mountain zebras, and ostriches. Visit between August and December if you wish to spot whales. Use our West Coast National Park trip itinerary maker site to visit West Coast National Park on your trip to West Coast National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Well maintained beautiful park, lots and lots of open space. We drove through the park and the views were amazing. Fauna was lovely. We saw a few tortoises, nothing else. The beach was so beautiful.....  more »
  • VIsited out of season. Must be beautiful in flower season. Magnificent natural windswept land and sea scapes. Every colour variation of sea blue and green in the lagoon. Geelbek Restaurant ok...  more »
  • The West Coast National Park is a pleasant place to spend a day but it doesn't compare to many of the other national parks in South Africa. I came expecting hikes with views but was dissapointed and.....  more »
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  • Perfect outing for a day if you visit the beach. Check the tide tables to plan accordingly. Be prepared and take along umbrellas, gazebos etc. Pack as light as possible so when the tide comes in its easier and quicker to pack up.
  • It's about 1.5 hrs from Cape Town. Gate opens at 07h00 in summer. We hot there at 07h30 and there was already a long queue to get in. If you are going to the lagoon then take a gazebo or umbrellas for shade. No shops nothing to buy there so take everything you need. The lagoon is shallow and fun to play in so take an inflatable boat or toy. Lots of fun. Nice and clean. Soft sand. Warm water.
  • Always nice to drive through with a picnic basket. The flower season is beyond beautiful. Try get there early as its a slow drive from one side of the park to the other.
  • This place is amazing! There are 24 animals listed on the brochure and we spotted 8 of them! From a dung beetle, rolling its load across the hot and dusty road, to a tortoise carefully making it's way to safety. The lagoon is picture perfect and I hope that its serene beauty remains unsullied by hordes of humans who inevitably leave their plastic waste behind. A really wonderful place to visit.
  • One of our great national parks, beautiful beaches wildlife and coastlines. The flowers are a special treat during spring. A short hop from the park will land you in langebaan.

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