Destinations West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park

About the area

As you drive out of Cape Town, the landscape changes to the delicate, earthy, and unique surroundings that make the West Coast National Park so loved. Its length cradles the Atlantic ocean, boasting views of vivid contrasts between the azure waters and fynbos fauna and flora. Annually between August and September, the rolling hills and open plains are dotted with mesmerising wildflowers in a palette so colourful it will take your breath away. Wetlands in the park make this a bird-watchers paradise, and terrestrial wildlife like eland, oryx and ostrich can be spotted throughout. Just nearby, the famous sky-blue Langebaan lagoon can be found where watersports are popular with locals.

Highlights

Witness the annual blooming of the wildflowers in endless capacities.
Take a self-drive safari trip through the park to spot animals like eland, gemsbok, and red hartebeest.
Spot migrating Southern right whales between September and January.
Visit a bird hide in the park and spot an array of species.
Walk, jog, and bike through the park while enjoying the nature around you.

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