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Overview

The West Coast National Park is a misty, stunning landscape that spans 27,500 hectares and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the SANParks portfolio, it is set among the striking spring flower blossoms and expansive beaches surrounding the Western Cape's Langebaan Lagoon. The lagoon is recognised as a highly significant wetland site, rich in biodiversity on an international level of importance. The park is particularly well known for its vegetation and bird life.

The fynbos conservancy and wildflowers displayed at West Coast Park is a constantly changing pattern of colourful blossoms that evolve throughout the season, and is at its best between August and September. The tough, broad-leafed shrubs and White Milkwood thickets of Strandveld fynbos line the coast. Strandveld fynbos, which is unique to the area and forms part of the Cape floristic region, stabilises sand dunes and supports a very high biomass of browsing animals. Gemsbok, bontebok, springbok, steenbok, duiker, hartebeest, Eland as well as wildebeest and Cape mountain zebra graze within the park. The African wild cat, genet and bat-eared fox may also be found.

Approximately 250 varieties of resident and migratory birds settle here, including lesser flamingos, migrating sandpipers and the Chestnut-banded Plover. Waders are numerous in Langebaan Lagoon, and from Geelbek hide one can observe the Palearctic migrants that gather at West Coast Park in summer to feed. Long-legged godwits, whimbrels and curlews wade alongside Little Egret and South African Shelduck, while the Osprey is an occasional visitor. The fynbos also hosts some interesting species like the Cape Spurfowl, Southern Black Korhaan, Grey-winged Francolin, Ant-eating Chat and Karoo Lark. Coastal islands are breeding habitats for populations of Cape Gannet and African Penguin.

Whether it is the area’s incredibly rich history, the stirring beauty of its golden coastline or the protection of an array of unique fauna and flora, West Coast National Park has something incredible to offer every nature-lover.

Reviews


We had a fantastic stay. The park is wonderful and we were very comfortable in our cottage. Our only criticisms were with the bathrooms. One shower had no hot water and in the other, it was impossible to regulate the temperature - it was either scalding or ice cold. Also, the absence of toilet-roll holders was a mystery - there was everything else one would need! These things did not spoil our stay.

Caroline Dichmont

Was a total pleasure in all aspects.

Udo Sachse

I just love the Abrahamskraal house, it is on its own in the middle of nowhere! The house is also suitable for someone in a wheelchair.

Carien du Plessis

I just love the Abrahamskraal house, it is on its own in the middle of nowhere! The house is also suitable for someone in a wheelchair.

Carien du Plessis

Ons het die park vanaf Langebaan hek ingekom. Die persoon daar het ons net deurgelaat sonder dat ons enige dokumentasie getoon het. Het aanvaar dat ons iewers die kantoor gaan kry en in proses by die ander hek uitgekom waar die persoon ons darem toe gehelp het en sleutels aan ons oorhandig het.Ons moes toe "conservation fee" betaal en die volgende dag ons volle "wild card" van R560.00. Die water vir stort was net lou - en dit in hierdie koue tyd van die jaar.

A Nel

Ons het die park vanaf Langebaan hek ingekom. Die persoon daar het ons net deurgelaat sonder dat ons enige dokumentasie getoon het. Het aanvaar dat ons iewers die kantoor gaan kry en in proses by die ander hek uitgekom waar die persoon ons darem toe gehelp het en sleutels aan ons oorhandig het.Ons moes toe "conservation fee" betaal en die volgende dag ons volle "wild card" van R560.00. Die water vir stort was net lou - en dit in hierdie koue tyd van die jaar.

A Nel

Ons het n geruime tyd gelede verslag gegee in verband met ons verblyf in die park, ons sal bly wees indien ons terugvoering kan kry.

A Nel

The West Coast National Park is a misty, stunning landscape that spans 27,500 hectares and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the SANParks portfolio, it is set among the striking spring flower blossoms and expansive beaches surrounding the Western Cape's Langebaan Lagoon. The lagoon is recognised as a highly significant wetland site, rich in biodiversity on an international level of importance. The park is particularly well known for its vegetation and bird life.

The fynbos conservancy and wildflowers displayed at West Coast Park is a constantly changing pattern of colourful blossoms that evolve throughout the season, and is at its best between August and September. The tough, broad-leafed shrubs and White Milkwood thickets of Strandveld fynbos line the coast. Strandveld fynbos, which is unique to the area and forms part of the Cape floristic region, stabilises sand dunes and supports a very high biomass of browsing animals. Gemsbok, bontebok, springbok, steenbok, duiker, hartebeest, Eland as well as wildebeest and Cape mountain zebra graze within the park. The African wild cat, genet and bat-eared fox may also be found.

Approximately 250 varieties of resident and migratory birds settle here, including lesser flamingos, migrating sandpipers and the Chestnut-banded Plover. Waders are numerous in Langebaan Lagoon, and from Geelbek hide one can observe the Palearctic migrants that gather at West Coast Park in summer to feed. Long-legged godwits, whimbrels and curlews wade alongside Little Egret and South African Shelduck, while the Osprey is an occasional visitor. The fynbos also hosts some interesting species like the Cape Spurfowl, Southern Black Korhaan, Grey-winged Francolin, Ant-eating Chat and Karoo Lark. Coastal islands are breeding habitats for populations of Cape Gannet and African Penguin.

Whether it is the area’s incredibly rich history, the stirring beauty of its golden coastline or the protection of an array of unique fauna and flora, West Coast National Park has something incredible to offer every nature-lover.

We had a fantastic stay. The park is wonderful and we were very comfortable in our cottage. Our only criticisms were with the bathrooms. One shower had no hot water and in the other, it was impossible to regulate the temperature - it was either scalding or ice cold. Also, the absence of toilet-roll holders was a mystery - there was everything else one would need! These things did not spoil our stay.

Caroline Dichmont

Was a total pleasure in all aspects.

Udo Sachse

I just love the Abrahamskraal house, it is on its own in the middle of nowhere! The house is also suitable for someone in a wheelchair.

Carien du Plessis

I just love the Abrahamskraal house, it is on its own in the middle of nowhere! The house is also suitable for someone in a wheelchair.

Carien du Plessis

Ons het die park vanaf Langebaan hek ingekom. Die persoon daar het ons net deurgelaat sonder dat ons enige dokumentasie getoon het. Het aanvaar dat ons iewers die kantoor gaan kry en in proses by die ander hek uitgekom waar die persoon ons darem toe gehelp het en sleutels aan ons oorhandig het.Ons moes toe "conservation fee" betaal en die volgende dag ons volle "wild card" van R560.00. Die water vir stort was net lou - en dit in hierdie koue tyd van die jaar.

A Nel

Ons het die park vanaf Langebaan hek ingekom. Die persoon daar het ons net deurgelaat sonder dat ons enige dokumentasie getoon het. Het aanvaar dat ons iewers die kantoor gaan kry en in proses by die ander hek uitgekom waar die persoon ons darem toe gehelp het en sleutels aan ons oorhandig het.Ons moes toe "conservation fee" betaal en die volgende dag ons volle "wild card" van R560.00. Die water vir stort was net lou - en dit in hierdie koue tyd van die jaar.

A Nel

Ons het n geruime tyd gelede verslag gegee in verband met ons verblyf in die park, ons sal bly wees indien ons terugvoering kan kry.

A Nel

Accommodation options

Abrahamskraal Cottage (FA6)

DatesBase rateExtra adultExtra childUnit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 30 Apr 2017R 1,560R 240R 1206 people
01 May 2017 — 31 Jul 2017R 1,325R 240R 1206 people
01 Aug 2017 — 07 Oct 2017R 1,560R 240R 1206 people
08 Oct 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,445R 240R 1206 people
From R 1,325

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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 2 pull out beds - 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower) - Compulsory to book Friday and Saturday - Fully equipped open plan kitchen - Gas and solar energy - Gate times from 1 April to 31 Aug, 07:00 - 18:00 - Gate times from 1 Sep to 31 Mar, 07:00 - 19:00 - Guests to provide own drinking water and fire wood - Lounge/dining room with fireplace - Nearest shops available at Langebaan - No electric points - No firewood or charcoal for sale in park - No Smoking 

Jo Anne’s Beach Cottage (FA8)

DatesBase rateExtra adultExtra childUnit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 30 Apr 2017R 2,000R 410R 2058 people
01 May 2017 — 31 Jul 2017R 1,650R 410R 2058 people
01 Aug 2017 — 07 Oct 2017R 2,000R 410R 2058 people
08 Oct 2017 — 31 Oct 2017R 1,825R 410R 2058 people
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For 4 people

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- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds - 1 bedroom with 4 single beds - 1 bedroom with double bed - 3 en-suite bathrooms, each with wc and shower - Barbeque Facilities - Compulsory to book Friday and Saturday - For any queries please contact 022- 77 22144 - Gas stove and fridge - Gate times from 1 April to 31 Aug, 07:00 - 18:00 - Gate times from 1 Sep to 31 Mar, 07:00 - 19:00 - Kitchen - Nearest shops available at Langebaan - No firewood or charcoal for sale in park - No fishing or motorized crafts allowed - No Smoking - Open plan lounge / kitchen area - Solar power for lights, gas for hot water - Solar power, no plug points 

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