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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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We have visited the park many times in all seasons and the experience is totally different depending the season and the weather. Our latest visit was late January 2021. After the winter rains it is..... more »
Take your time, enter the park early. Not too expensive. Drive slowly and be careful of tortoises... Unfortunately we did not see a lot of animals on our visit, but maybe the noise of cars irritated.... more »
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.
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