The West Coast National Park lies 120 km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape region of South Africa. It is a sprawling area bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the R27 beachfront way. It is about 97 kilometers away from Cape Town. So it is a mere one and a half hour drive from it.
You will get to see an amazing array of wildlife here. Nature in its most beautiful form can be experienced at the West Coast national park. Being situated on the coast it is also home to several sea faring creatures. The Park is most famous for its flower season which is usually in August and September. During this time there is a vibrant variety of colorful flowers indigenous to Africa that you can view here. Nature lovers and adventurers should definitely make the trip as they will experience something very rare.
- One can spend an entire afternoon in the national park.
- You need to download and fill up a registration document that needs to be submitted at the gate before your visit.
- During Flower Season the fees are increased to 96 Rand per adult.
- Ticket prices do vary so please check with a local agency before you plan your trip.
- West Coast DC
- Super Joseth
- Raphael's Terreza
- El Avion
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9.35% of people who visit Cape Town include West Coast National Park in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
53.57% of people start their West Coast National Park visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see West Coast National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting West Coast National Park
The park is spectacular, but I was dismayed to see the lawns being watered on a hot windy day. I thought water was precious, and anyone who knows anything about conservation knows that watering of any kind should be done in the cooler times of the day.
This is an amazing place. Flower season is really pretty. The beach on the lagoon is very nice. Watch out for snakes when hiking.
Oh my word this place is one of the most amazing places to relax. So much to see and especially in spring when all the flowers are out. There are a lot if visitors all year round and the place is beautifully perfected by the helpful members of the staff that help there. I have been there several times because of how close it is. 10 out of 10 would recommend to people of all ages. So amazing
The West coast national park is a very beautiful place. Here are not a lot of special animals but the nature is awesome. It is very peaceful and you can even swim there. It is cheap and defiantly worth it to go for a visit. There is a lot of stuff to see.
If you do decide to go make it an early trip as they get full really quick. Best place for me was Preekstoel. Love the whiteness and scenery.