West Coast National Park lasting memories

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hilda wrote:I didn't know about the house boat restcamp Goronta! It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:

It's not exactly a "restcamp", just two houseboats that can be booked at Kraalbaai. The other 'boats' in the photo are privately owned. And there are no "restcamp" facilities. I think that characterising the Kraalbaai houseboats as a "restcamp" is somewhat misleading.
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hilda wrote:Thank you for the explanation Arks! I wasn't aware of the houseboats at all. It could be a nice experience to book one of them for a night or two! :dance: :dance:

I have friends who have stayed on one of the houseboats there and enjoyed it very much. There are a variety of other accommodation options in WCNP: the Duinepos chalets, the cottage at Abrahamskraal and Joanne's Beach House at Churchhaven. I have never stayed in the park, but since I spend a lot of time in Darling, WCNP is my 'home' park :)
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arks wrote:I think that characterising the Kraalbaai houseboats as a "restcamp" is somewhat misleading.


Not really my intention :whistle:
I know it's not a restcamp according to the definition of Sanparks visitors but it was one way to express what I felt when i discovered this unusual and pleasant accommodation.
I was going to explain in my next post that indeed there are only two houseboats but one can accommodate 22 people with 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,2 lounges and 2 kitchens.
A small floating village fully equipped in fact :D

See the link below for the Sanparks pictures of the 2 boats :thumbs_up:

https://www.sanparks.org/images/parks/w ... eboat4.jpg
https://www.sanparks.org/images/parks/w ... eboat2.jpg


The second one is only :wink: a 6 sleeper houseboat with 2 bedrooms

https://www.sanparks.org/images/parks/w ... eboat1.jpg
https://www.sanparks.org/images/parks/w ... eboat5.jpg

Sorry Arks if my former post was unclear :gflower:

WCNP ,it's also birdies :cam:

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M.M hilda :gflower:

Birdies in WCNP

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Common flycatcher
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Goronta, I believe that your "common flycatcher" is in fact a fiscal shrike? I don't believe that a flycatcher would have that hooked bill.
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arks wrote:I believe that your "common flycatcher" is in fact a fiscal shrike?


I agree with Arks Goronta, it is a Fiscal Shrike (new name = Common Fiscal). :thumbs_up:

Thank you for the correction Arks. :D
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Thank you Arks for the correction :gflower:
Have to take more time when posting :D

hilda , isinkwe , manicwalker , M.M :thumbs_up:

WCNP , it's also flowers when you are lucky to be there at the right moment... :wink:


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Thanks George_Brits
Hope everybody will such see such beautiful colors this coming season :pray:

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hilda , M.M , manicwalker :gflower:

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hilda , Jan , M.M , isinkwe Thanks for your comments :thumbs_up:

Life is everywhere in the park !

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Thanks for your comments hilda , manicwalker , M.M , George_Brits , Karin Mitton :k

Blue sky,green and ... flowers

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Jan , manicwalker , isinkwe , hilda :thumbs_up:

WCNP, it's also the Ocean side :dance: :dance:

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isinkwe , hilda , manicwalker :k

Blue Ocean view , aug 2014

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hilda , M.M :thumbs_up:


Colors colors and ...colors

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manicwalker , Karin Mitton , hilda , isinkwe :thumbs_up:

Two sides of a flowers hill
Nice garden :D

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