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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$163.98 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. 

$104.22 Day Trips & Excursions

West Coast Day Trip

Pick up 8am-9amActivity: 1 hour Dune walk. Get the Camera’s out! These dunes are epic and pictures are a must!20 minute drive to !Khwa ttuActivity: Take a walk through this state of the art interactive centre and learn about San culture.Lunch at !Khwa ttu Activity: 1 hour guided tour 15min minute drive to West Coast National ParkActivity: 1 hour drive through park and walk as we learn about the West Coast Biosphere.Drive back to the City via Blaauberg beach for the iconic picture of Table Mountain.ETA back in the City 5:30-6:00pmHighlights include the Langebaan lagoon and a possible swim if conditions are good. So pack that costume and join us for a day on the West Coast!

$204.07 Cultural & Theme Tours

2Day West Coast Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Cape to JacobsbaaiStop At: Atlantis Dunes - Big DuneTake a walk on the dunes checking the beautiful scenery and if you are feeling more adventurous, you can take a tour on the quad bikes (extra fees apply)Duration: 1 hourStop At: !Khwa ttu, Yzerfontein, Western CapeWe take a tour of their heritage center, museum and then get our bellies filled up with hearty food and then go for a game drive on a kick-ass tractorDuration: 3 hoursStop At: West Coast National Park, West Coast National Park, Western CapeA lovely walk discovering the biosphere of the Western Cape while watching the sun preparing for its rest for the dayDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner: A farmstyle braai under the stars to end of the dayAccommodation included: An overnight stay at the charming Jacobsbaai Backpackers. Lodging is shared unless otherwise requested and arranged.Day 2: Jacobsbaai to CapeStop At: Langebaan Beach, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality, Western CapeAfter shower and coffee, we will drive to Langebaan for breakfast and head out for our first adventure of the day on the beach!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Darling Brew, Darling, Western CapeStop for a beer/cider tasting and tour of the brewery before settling down for lunch.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Evita se Perron, Darling, Western CapeThis is a spot that celebrates a South African legend. Take a tour and see if anything tickles your fancy at the museum.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$378.98 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day West Coast Adventure

This day is the perfect introduction to Cape Town and South Africa. You'll learn about the area's history and visit some of its iconic spots. Highlights include, the colorful huts of Bo-Kaap, Chapmans Peak drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Simon's Town and Boulders Beach, Muizenberg Beach, Groot Constantia Wine farm. There is also an optional hike up Lions Head for sunset. We embark on an adventurous trip to the West Coast at 8am. Highlights on this day include a stop at the Atlantis Sand dunes, !Khwa ttu San cultural village(where lunch and herbal tea tasting is included) and West Coast National Park. We spend the night out in the seaside village of Jacobsbaai where a traditional braai (barbecue) is served for dinner. We head to the kite surfing paradise of Langebaan for breakfast on the beach. Followed by optional activities such as kayaking, wind surfing, kite surfing or surfing. Or just a coffee and a stroll along the Langebaan Lagoon. Lunch is in the little farming town of Darling at the local brewery. Beer/cider tasting and lunch are included, for those who enjoy wine instead, a tasting at Groote Post wine estate is included.

$254.35 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Adventure, scenic and wine tours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park, Western CapeDeparting on the western side of the peninsula and returning to Cape Town on the eastern side, this half day or full day tour is family/child friendly taking you on a scenic drive to the south-western most tip of Africa. The drive will start in Cape Town along the Atlantic seaboard taking you to Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak, Cape Point, Simon's Town, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and back to Cape Town and/or your hotel. On this tour you can expect to see an abundance of marine life (whales, dolphins, etc) and even get to snorkel with seals and swim with penguins. The drive itself is very scenic with breath-taking mountain views/cliffs all the while passing through quaint towns, fishing villages and wine farms.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Franschhoek Wine Tram, Franschhoek, Western CapeTake a tram into the heart of the French influenced winelands of South Africa. Alternatively, these wine-tastings can be done in private (and not by tramway) where you will be taken to wine farms of your choice or where we will just go with the flow. Unplanned wine tastings are the best. We go where our mellow moods take us and time is never a factor!Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safaris, Cape Town Central, Western CapeOur day and/or overnight safaris gives you the option of visiting a number of game reserves, most of which are only a two hour drive from Cape Town. Game reserves include Aquila Game Safari where lunch/drinks are offered on arrival. Animals expected to be seen include most, if not all, the Big Five. The game drives are undertaken in open safari trucks giving you ample viewing space and photographic opportunities.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Garden Route, Western CapeDeparting from Cape Town, this 5 to 7 days tour takes us along the coastal route up to Port Elizabeth (Addo Elephant National Park), returning to Cape Town inland along the R62 route. Things to do include White Shark cage-diving, bungee jumping, zip-lining, elephant walks, forest hikes in the Tsitsikamma National Park, safaris, a visit to the Cango Caves, river rafting, kayaking and lots more.A 3-day Garden Route tour is also offered but excludes Port Elizabeth (Addo Elephant National Park).Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Social History Center, Cape Town Central, Western CapeThis is a half-day tour (4-6 hours) offering you insights into Cape Town's social life & culture, including its history. Your guide will offer you a historical, contemporary and/or political perspective of life in Cape Town. This tour will take you from the suburbs into the townships, giving you first-hand experience of everyday living in South Africa.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: West Coast National Park, West Coast National Park, Western CapeThis one day tour departs from Cape Town taking you along the west coast towns of Langebaan, Saldanha Bay and Paternoster. Get to see iconic rock formations and a kingdom of flowers (when in season) when visiting the national park. Great for bird lovers!Duration: 8 hours

$245 Private & Custom Tours

West Coast Bike Tour and Safari from Cape Town

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: West Coast National Park, West Coast National Park, Western CapeJoin us for an invigorating full-day outing from Cape Town along the unspoiled West Coast, taking in breathtaking beaches, the azure Atlantic Ocean, pristine nature reserves and iconic wildlife! With a fresh breeze cooling us we enjoy a guided cycle through the West Coast National Park, past its shimmering lagoons. Additionally, flamingos and an array of birdlife, antelope and in season (August-October) fields of wildflowers create a magical kaleidoscope of colour!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve - Day Tours, Darling, Western CapeWe now head for Buffelsfontein Game Reserve to enjoy a well-deserved gourmet lunch before setting off on a trademark open vehicle Safari through the reserve, spotting zebra, giraffe, oryx as well as cheetah and lion (in separate fenced areas) and learning about the fauna and flora!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.Duration: 3 hours

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