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Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

16 September 2015

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one week from the Monday, 14th to Saturday, 19th September 2015. The only exceptions this year are Agulhas National Park, Namaqua National Park, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park. Certain parks have extended the week into the weekend, for Individual Park dates please visit:

Free access to national parks during SA National Parks Week

01 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again where South African National Parks (SANParks) offers free entry to all South African citizens into almost all 19 South African National Parks across the country for one entire week. 

Flower season at West Coast National Park promises a landslide of colour

19 August 2014

The flower season at West Coast National Park takes place during the months of August and September. During this time, visitors flock in their numbers to the Postberg Section of the park which serves as a highlight to their visit especially as this section of the park is only open to the public during these two months of the year.

Media Release: Free entry for South African National Parks Week

27 August 2013

The annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Week takes place between 9 and 13* September 2013 and offers all South African citizens free entry into almost all 19 South African National Parks. The only exceptions are Namaqua National Park, the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway in Table Mountain National Park.

Go wild this winter with SANParks Cape Region

11 June 2013

Winter is slowly shedding its tag as a ‘time to stay indoors’ and as more and more people use this time to explore outdoor alternatives, SANParks wants to make your time memorable and is offering discounts of up to  40%  at some of its accommodation and camping sites in the Cape Region. Look forward to free cableway rides for kids, delicious and hearty meals at restaurants inside the national parks, and experience winter like you never have before.   

Celebrate WWF's Earth Hour with SANParks

19 March 2013

As Earth Hour 2013 draws closer, South African National Parks (SANParks) Cape Region invites you to join three National Parks celebrating the hour known for the switching off of lights. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Media Release: Postberg flowers are blooming beautiful

01 August 2012

Today marks the start of West Coast National Park’s official Flower Season, which runs from 1 August to 30 September every year. During this time the Postberg section of the Park (which is closed to visitors throughout the rest of the year) is open to the public, who come in their thousands to see the veld covered in carpets of colour.

Do something different this winter in the SANParks Cape Region

14 May 2012

Winter in the Western Cape need not revolve solely around duvet days and the four walls of your house. The five South African National Parks in the Cape Region invite you to spend winter differently this year -  out and about in nature.

Race the picturesque Langebaan Lagoon Cycle challenge

19 October 2011

Fancy yourself an avid cyclist looking for a challenge – then the Weskus Langebaan Lagoon Cycle could be up your alley. This cycle challenge takes place on 12 November 2011 with optional distances of 80 km and 30 km starting at 7:00 and 7:45 respectively.

Kruger orientation course presented at WCNP

26 October 2009

On 9 and 10 October 2009, Vanessa Strydom (Manager: Conservation Interpretation and Training from SANParks Conservation Services, in the Kruger National Park (KNP)) visited the West Coast National Park Honorary Rangers and presented the Orientation Course for KNP.

Register now for the West Coast Marathon!

12 February 2009

Ranked as one of the second best marathons in South Africa in 2008, the West Coast Marathon is set to take place on 14 March 2009. The course is undulated and enjoyable, run around the Langebaan lagoon inside the West Coast National Park.

Glendower Wader Bash at West Coast National Park

25 January 2008

The Glendower Wader Bash at West Coast National Park is a unique opportunity to experience the vast wealth of birds of Langebaan Lagoon and the surrounding Park, a RAMSAR site of international status.

Christmas Carols at WCNP

18 January 2008

The West Coast National Park’s Honorary Rangers presented a Christmas celebration late last year on 16 December in the wedding marquee at Geelbek. “Christmas Carols On The Lawn” commenced at 17h30 and all the locals who joined the West Coast Honorary Rangers for this picnic celebration were allowed into the park free of charge from 16h30 with their picnic baskets and blankets.

The Pelican Challenge on the West Coast

11 January 2008

The near-threatened Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) is arguably the largest fish-eating seabird endemic to the South African West Coast. It can be recognised in flight by its huge wingspan, S-shaped neck, long beak, its penchant for soaring in thermals and for flying in formation. Some call it the Jumbo Jet of the birds.

West Coast NP Cycle Tour 2007

14 November 2007

The annual West Coast National Park Cycle Tour, organised by the West Coast Honorary Rangers, will take place on the 15th December 2007. The park is closed to vehicles for the race, which means no traffic, no pollution-just you and your bike at one with nature. You can choose to complete a fun ride of 30kms or the full ride of 80 kms.

Wild Card Sales Interrupted at West Coast NP

25 October 2007

Due to a problem with Infinity’s system, West Coast National Park cannot at present process wild card sales or renewals. Infinity is working on the problem. You can still use your valid wild card to visit the park.

Branding Survey: Complete and Win!!

15 August 2007

Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.

Bakoor Hiking Trail Opens at West Coast NP

15 August 2007

In order to provide a fuller wilderness experience for our valued visitors, and to complement our two new off-road cycle trails, a new hiking trail was opened by the West Coast National Park manager, Xola Mkefe, just in time for this year’s flower season.

Newsflash-Delay in Opening of Postberg

26 July 2007

Due to severe flooding earlier this week, we have had to keep Postberg closed until Wednesday 01 August while we regrade the washed away roads.

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