West Coast National Park

Geelbek, West Coast National Park

I have been up the West Coast on more than one occasion to see the flowers at the Postberg section of the West Coast National Park.

Website: www.sanparks.org
Getting there: drive 120km  North from Cape Town on the R27. The entrance to the Park is on the left after Yzerfontein but before Langebaan.
Entry fee: R34

The West Coast National Park is runs south from the town of Langebaan and wraps itself around the  Langebaan lagoon. The main entrance gate is on the R27, but a second gate provides access from Langebaan.

Langebaan includes vital wetlands, and the Park hosts some 250 bird species.

The lagoon itself is split into 3 zones starting from the North:

  • Zone A: multi-functional section for most watersports, including motorised boating
  • Zone B: sailboats & board sailing
  • Zone C: sanctuary area, no access allowed

It also includes the Postberg Nature Reserve which is only open during August 20 September for the flower season.

Where to stay

What to do

  • there are two MTB trails
  • take a walk to the wreck of the Pantalis A Lemos on 16 Mile Beach
  • watersports can be enjoyed at Kraalbaai
  • swim or paddle the annual Langebaan Lagoon Crossing
  • there are beautifully appointed braai facilities at Preekstoel

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