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Experience West Coast National Park

Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay, and only 1,5 hour's drive from Cape Town's City Centre, one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park.

Introduction

Credit card machine out of order

WCNP would like to notify visitors that the credit card machines at the Geelbek info centre and Langebaan offices are out of order. This does not mean that the gates machines are not working, it is only the offices that are experiencing this problem. Staff has logged a call so the matter is being resolved.

Heritage blog

Read more about the work done by the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Coast Region on the Heritage blog.

Postberg Hiking Info

The WCNP Postberg hiking trails bookings will be open from the 1st of June 2016. These hiking trails are open for two months only - during August and September each year. Book now to secure your spot! Bookings can be made at Geelbek info centre or directly contacting the following number 022 707 9902/3.

Below are the 2016/2017 rates:
Steenbok hiking trail: Maximum of 20 people per day @R70.00 p/p excluding conservation fees
Postberg 2 day trail: Maximum of 12 people per day @R120.00 p/p excluding conservation fees

Road Works on the R27 Trunk Road / West Coast Road

Due to the current road works on the R27 Trunk Road/West Coast Road stop-and-go measures are in place. These cause delays and visitors to the West Coast National Park should allow an additional one hour travel time to reach the Park gates before closing time (currently 18:30).

Note to Day Visitors

Download our Gate Registration & Indemnity document and complete before your visit in order to save time when entering the park.

2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season

View the information and dates for the 2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season.

Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay, and only 1,5 hour's drive from Cape Town's City Centre, 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.

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West Coast NP Rodents

Posted by: Cathy Withers (11th September 2016)

West coast flowers 2016

Posted by: Rivers2Run (2nd September 2016)

Swathes of Colour at West Coast National Park

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