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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

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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Driving through the beautiful West Coast National Park was an awesome experience. Specially when you drive all the way to the other side of the ocean where everything seems to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through the beautiful West Coast National Park was an awesome experience. Specially when you drive all the way to the other side of the ocean where everything seems to be untouched. Kraalbaai is unspoiled......beautiful, breathtaking.. Feels like you on some exotic continent....

Thank bronwynn193
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enter the park via the Langebaan Gate at low tide because then you have breathtaking views from the Seeberg Viewpoint right after the entrance. We paid 75 R per Person as foreigners. Locals pay only 50R so it is reasonable. If you are not a hiker it is nice to drive to the viewpoints and have a short look. At... More 

Thank Maria R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for hiking, birding, photography and a dip in the lagoon, a truly beautiful place, entrance is r50, make sure to check the weather before you go.

Thank alexiar933
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank Bennett B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Carmelvw
New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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!

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 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 

Thank kwilt2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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

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 

Thank chrisadams2016
Greensboro, Georgia
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9 reviews
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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 

Thank Leslie8356

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