Welcome to West Coast National Park

The park's also a popular place to witness spring wildflowers bursting into colour and makes for a much more convenient destination to watch the blooms than Namakwa. It can get crowded in August and September, when the flowers usually bloom, and the entry fee to the park increases at this time.

Apart from the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of the ocean and lagoon, the park's greatest allure is that it's under-visited. If you visit midweek (and outside school holidays) you might find that you're sharing the roads only with zebras, ostriches and the occasional leopard tortoise ambling across your path.

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$163.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Cape West Coast Private Day Tour

You will be collected from your Hotel/Guest house and drive along the R27 on this private Cape West Coast tour. You will pass through Bloubergstrand (translation: Blue Mountain) and Big Bay. From this area you will have one of the best views and photo opportunities of the majestic Table Mountain and a clear view of Robben Island. Turning off the R27 towards the R307 we head towards Darling, passing the towns of Atlantis and Mamre. In Darling you will do some Wine and Olive Tasting. From there you will continue on the R315 and re-connect with the R27 for a stop at !Khwa ttu. Here you can meet and greet the local San people which is the oldest cultural group in Africa. Back on the R315, only during Whale season, you will drive toward the fishing village of Yzerfontein, where you may be lucky to view some Whales. From there you'll proceed to the West Coast National Park. It is said that here is where Eve’s footprint was discovered – one of the earliest discoveries of human existence. One can also view animals and a large community of birds at this park. Flowers are the most beautifully bloomed (the Daisies create carpets of flowers) in the Springtime (August and September). A short drive after departing from the National Park, you'll reach the town of Langebaan. This is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and also known as the JEWEL of the Cape West Coast. It is a popular holiday destination for South Africans. After lunch (at own expense) you will make your way back via the R45. Along this route you will stop at the West Coast Fossil Park for a look at the greatest diversity of 5 million year old fossils. Pass Langebaanweg Airforce Base (flying school), the town of Hopefield (optional stop at Simply Bees Wax for Honey) and the Wheat and Canola region of Moorreesburg and Malmesbury. Guests have the option of the Wheat museum in Moorreesburg, Wine tasting in Malmesbury or see the ostriches at the Ostrich Farm in Philadelphia before you arrive in Cape Town. You will be dropped off at your Hotel/Guesthouse in Cape Town at the end of the tour. For the adventurous there are numerous options from Horseback Riding Canopy tours to Sea Kayaking and Sky Diving on this Cape West Coast. 

$245 Walking & Biking Tours

Safari Bike Tour from Cape Town

We leave Cape Town and make our way along the West Coast and its quaint fishing villages, windswept beaches and rugged shoreline to Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve.  This 1,600ha family owned reserve is home to 4 of the Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard), Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Eland, Oryx, Blue Wildebeest, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest and much more.  We’ve scouted an exclusive cycle route through the reserve, accompanied by an armed ranger and backup vehicle! We visit the cheetah and lion enclosures and learn how the animals live well in captivity. Cycling ensures a more intimate experience and allows us to get closer to nature than we ever expected! Lunch is served at the reserve in a relaxed setting and gives an opportunity to relive memories of seeing giraffes, zebras, and rhinos up close. We then shuttle through to the West Coast National park where we cycle through beautiful landscapes, shimmering lagoons and plenty of different species of birds. When in the right season (August, September), the park transforms into a kaleidoscope of different colours of flowers that cover the ground. This is truly the most spectacular time of year to travel to the park. We then shuttle back to Cape Town where the tour ends on arrival.NB: This trip is fully supported with all bikes, equipment, services of a local guide, and all refreshments, as well as transport to and from Cape Town.

$94.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Guided Cape West Coast Private Tour from Cape Town

Discover immeasurable beauty along the Western Cape’s West Coast. During Flower Season (Aug – Sept) the landscape is covered in a myriad of colours, while year-round the unique countryside offer a contrast between wilderness and ocean. This private tour offers you the flexibility to choose how long you would like to spend in the West Coast National Park, and what you would like to do. There are many short walks and hiking trails; the up-close detail and beauty accompanied by the wonderful scents, will remain with you forever. For lunch, you’ll have the option to decide between two fantastic restaurants; one within the park, and the other in the seaside town of Langebaan. Feel free to ask your guide for his recommendation. End-off the day sipping delicious sundowners and drinking in the views of Table Mountain and the Mother City from Blouberg Beach.Itinerary After pickup from your Cape Town accommodation, you’ll travel in a comfortable minivan, stopping along the way at a farmstall on the R27.  Arriving at the West Coast National Park, you’ll have roughly three hours to enjoy the park and its picture-perfect scenery.  Explore this bird lovers’ kingdom situated along the Langebaan lagoon’s azure waters. The strandveld bursts into a tapestry of wild flowers during spring (Aug-Sept), where you might also spot wildlife, such as ostriches, eland, bontebok, springbok and tortoises. Choose to drive along the scenic routes or hike along the 4.6 kilometre Bakoor trail with views of the Langebaan Lagoon. Starting at the Langebaan gate, and taking you through to the Seeberg View Point – which is an ideal place to spot some of the rarer bird species found in the park, including the Curlow Sandpiper, Sanderling, and Knot.  Alternatively, the 7 kilometre Geelbek trail take you all the way to the beach. For lunch (optional extra), choose between staying in the park or moving on to the quaint seaside town of Langebaan. If you would like to remain in the park, dine at Geelbek restaurant, situated in an old Cape Dutch building, offering an array of West Coast traditional delicacies. If you wish to explore a little more, and enjoy a seaside setting, then lunch at Pearly’s restaurant in the charming fishing town of Langebaan is a must. Situated on Langebaan’s main beach, with views of the lagoon, this rustic restaurant offers delicious fresh seafood as well as pizza and pasta. The journey back to your accommodation in Cape Town is broken-up with a stop for sundowners on Blouberg Beach. This is the ideal place to snap that iconic picture of Cape Town, with Table Mountain as its majestic backdrop. From here you can expect to arrive back early evening.

West Coast National Park in detail