West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park

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The West Coast National Park is a 36,259.8-hectare park located about 120 kilometers north of Cape Town. It stretches from Yzerfontein to Langebaan. In 1985, the park was established with the goal of conserving the Langebaan Lagoon, a Ramsar site, and surrounding landscapes including the islands in Saldanha Bay. The West Coast National Park is particularly well-known for its bird life and for the magnificent colors of spring flowers.

West Coast National Park

The Postberg Flower Reserve section is unquestionably one of the best places to see the spring flowers. During the months of August to September, Postberg provides a great opportunity to see the vibrant colors of the spring flowers as they bloom in pink, red, yellow, purple, white, and orange colors.  Exploring this wonderland during these months will definitely leave you in awe, as carpets of spring flowers bloom right before your eyes. Some of the most common flower species in Postberg are Suurvy, Bokbaai vygie, Elandsvy, Gousblom, Magriet, Sporrie, Soetuintjie and White rain daisy.

A Wonderful Natural Haven

The West Coast National Park is also one of South Africa’s important bird areas. About 300 bird species call this national park home. There are three bird-hides for great viewing opportunities: Geelbek, Seeberg, and Abrahamskraal.

The national park also has a large variety of animals. Look out for caracals, African wild cats, hyraxes, mountain zebras, Cape grysboks, Cape gray mongooses, steenboks, gemsboks, bat-eared foxes, eland, and red hartebeest.

The focal point of the West Coast National Park is the Langebaan Lagoon. It offers soft sandy beaches, turquoise waters, giant boulders, and asphalt-colored cliffs. The lagoon also serves as the perfect spot for kitesurfing, kayaking, waterskiing, SUPing, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and swimming.

The park offers you natural beauty, stunning views, beautiful lagoon, flourishing birdlife and wildlife, and endless activities. The West Coast National Park is surely a top must-visit destination of Cape Town!