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West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park in Spring100 kms north of Cape Town, off the R27 highway, lies the West Coast National Park. The azure water of the Langebaan Lagoon is the focal point of the Park.

Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands; pristine golden beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and the salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere.

During spring the fynbos vegetation transforms into a carpet of multi-hued flowers making the two-day Postberg Wild Flower Trail and the Steenbok Day Trail a sight to behold. These trails are only open in August and September.

What to do:

Bird watching in Geelbek, Seeburg and Abrahamskraal bird hide | Mountain bike & Cycling Route Trail | Strandveld hiking trails starting from Geelbek Visitors Centre | Picnic sites in Kraalbaai & Tsaarsbank | Whale watching – August to November in Tsaarsbak | Flower & Game viewing from own vehicle – August and September in Postberg | Kite boarding, Kayaking and other water sports can be done in Kraalbaai.

Related Article OR West Coast National Park Website OR Hiking the Postberg Wild Flower Trail OR Birding the West Coast National Park

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