West Coast National Park

Beach, Birding, Hiking, Kayaking, Lagoons, Mountain Biking, Rock Art, Swimming, Trail running, Western Cape, Wild flowers

Why Visit?

The West Coast of South Africa is a haven for birders too, which supports 10% of coastal wader populations. Picturesque landscapes also attract visitors, particularly during the annual spring flower display. Spend time exploring this marine protected region and enjoy powder-white beaches during the summer months!

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Getting There

The park is an hour and 15 minutes drive from Cape Town city centre. Popular with birders.
A long 15-16 hour haul from Joburg or Durban. Half that from PE.


Visitors to the West Coast National Park can stay in moored houseboats, self-catering cottages, chalets, and beach cottages.


From R1,335 to R2,960 per night for accomodation
R70 per adult, per day conservation fees for South Africans
R105 per adult, per day conservation fees for International Visitors

West Coast Photos

Get inspired with these photos of the West Coast National Park.

VISIT West Coast

Go to the SANParks website to book your next day visit or holiday to the West Coast National Park.

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