Just a little note to inform all of the latest gate hours released by the WCNP.
September to March (07:00am - 19:00pm)
April to August (07:00am - 18:00pm)
Postberg area open during August and September (flower season)
Enquiries at West Coast National Park: 022-7722144
Some other nitty gritty information:
Geelbek visitor's centre is conveniently located at the southern end of the lagoon offering visitors refreshments, curios and information about accommodation, hiking trails, bird watching, environmental education and cultural history.
Geelbek Restaurant (022-7722134) is situated in a Cape Dutch building dating back to 1744. Expect wholesome, traditional food prepared by West Coast women. Dishes portray a local history enriched by Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Italian and Malay influences. Geelbek has a award-winning wine menu with only the best local wines.
Strandveld Two Day Hiking Trail
Day one take you through about 14 km of unique Strandveld. Day two is 14 km long and will take you through Strandveld to Sixteen Mile Beach, where you will walk along the beach for one kilomettre before turning back to Geelbek. You will also be walking amongst the dunes, formed when sediment is deposited on the beach by wave action. Different types of dunes will be visible, primary dunes and consolidated dunes, which you will learn more about whilst on the hike.
Steenbok One day Trail (only during August and September)
Distance 13.9 km. The first section follows the route of the 2 day trail to Konstabelkop and is marked with Steenbok signboards. The trail can take up to 20 people.
Postberg Two Day Hiking Trail (Only in August and September)
This is a two day one night trail, hikers to overnight at Plankiesbaai. Day one is 15.5 km and day two is 11.8 km. The trail can take up to a maximum of 12 people.
Is a short walk from Langebaan Gate to Seeberg view point, which is 4.6 km long. Along this route bat eared foxes can be seen as well as a beautiful view of the Langebaan Lagoon.
Langebaan gate - Geelbek return 30km (tarred road)
Langebaan gate - Kraalbaai return 70km (tarred road)
Seeberg Mountain Bike Trail 13km
Seeberg Mountain Bike Trail 17km (additional)
Hope to see you soon in this jewel of the West Coast
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