the cape west coast - west coast national park

click on place names below for more information
(alfabetical list)

atlantis
blaaubergstrand
darling
hopefield
langebaan
mamre
melkbosstrand
milnerton
paternoster
saldanha
st helenabaai
velddrif
vredenburg
west coast np
yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 33 11S 18 07E)
On the R27, 115km from Cape Town.

CONTACT INFORMATION
·  National Park - Tel: 022 772 2144
·  Web Site

GATE HOURS ·  1 June to 30 September: 07:00 to 18:30
·  1 October to 31 May: 06:00 - 20:00
·  Postberg: 09:00 – 17:00 (August and Septenber only).
WHAT TO DO AND SEE
From the Sanparks website, the following:
"Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere. During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg section many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic."

We can only agree and add that it is worth a visit for:
•  Birding
•  Flowers in season

Day visitors are welcome, and form the bulk of all visitors to the park.
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