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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
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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Lovely views of the Lagoon , but scant in animal sightings.

The park is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Langebaan Lagoon. It is mostly drab and lifeless with the odd animal to be spotted. The birdlife is plentiful though. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bennett B
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Langebaan Lagoon. It is mostly drab and lifeless with the odd animal to be spotted. The birdlife is plentiful though. The swimming spot at the lagoon is very nice and the roads are mostly tar. on occasion the views are fantastic. Motorcycles are allowed in the park.

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Thank Bennett B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning place, very beautiful and peaceful. A little piece of heaven. Scenery is absolutely breathtaking

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly, we were here in the summer, long after the spectacular spring blooming season. Even so, it is a lovely spot with a number of places to pull off and enjoy the spectacular views. Take time to go to the lagoon beach where the water is sparkling clear, and the sand like sugar!

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Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful unspoilt site of flora and fauna..with most amazing bird and sea life. See whales frolicking in big ocean..waves rocking high... and tranquility of watching bird hides of flamingos and so many other species. Ostriches..Kudu and Deer..and families of tortoises all in one day.. Then the Preek stoel..swimming and braai facilities are top class and clean and beautiful. Another... More 

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Thank kwilt2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the lagoon beach and on the Drive we managed to see tortoises, antelope, and once we got there we had the joy of seeing some sand rays. Lovely nature reserve

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Thank Kobus V
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

From this National Park there are lovely views over the lagoon and bird hides from where you can watch flamingoes along with other birds. We visited in November. The roads lead to view points and although there are larger animals there we only saw ostrich on our visit. However, we were not disappointed as we were hoping to see tortoises... More 

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Greensboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came towards the end of flower season and still saw a lovely display of yellow, orange, pink, purple, and white flowers, in abundance. The wildlife was great, too, because we added elands, bonteboks, ostrich, and mountain zebra to our list. Birds included Sacred Ibis, Flamingo, African Oystercatcher, and Black Harrier. We had not seen any of these on safari... More 

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Thank Leslie8356
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We love visiting the West Coast National Park. We have been coming regularly to the Park for the last twenty years and we always enjoy it! It’s a pity the Geelbek restaurant has deteriorated so badly!

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Thank GerritPretorius
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

No place in the whole reserve to buy water, except for a restaurant which is not open as per advertised hours. This was an extremely disappointing visit, I won't be back.

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Thank 366elnab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning park! We caught the tail end of the flower season and was still able to see some of the beauty. The views from the high points are amazing, can see Table mountain on a clear day. There are also restaurant facilities and swim friendly beaches available. Some buck and other wild life to be seen, please don't kill... More 

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