Visiting West Coast National Park and Namaqualand

Visiting West Coast National Park and Namaqualand

Much like the postcards we see; shimmering lagoons, white sand beaches, fields of colorful wildflowers, and unique animal species are what makes the West Coast National Park and Namaqualand National Park in the Cape province the perfect escape. Where better to experience complete tranquility than the countryside – away from the hustle and bustle.

It is remarkable to see a semi-desert region that experiences hot summers and sparse rainfall boast such a rich diversity of wildlife and flora. Dolphins play in the breakers whilst various aquatic birds show off their swooping and diving antics. One can even spot the Little Cape gray mongoose and bat-eared fox roaming in the West Coast National Park.

The breathtaking Langebaan Lagoon is a hotspot for kitesurfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and avid fisherman itching to catch white Steenbras, elf (known as shad), cob, and white stumpnose. There are also several hiking trails and 4×4 adventure trails to enjoy in both parks.

 

Why Visit the Flower Parks of West Coast and Namaqualand?

Flower Season in Namaqualand
Namaqualand transforms into a carpet of color during the annual flower season and glittering white flowers in the spring.

 

Much like the postcards we see; shimmering lagoons, white sand beaches, fields of colorful wildflowers, and unique animal species are what makes the West Coast National Park and Namaqualand National Park in the Cape province the perfect escape.

It is remarkable to see a semi-desert region that experiences hot summers and sparse rainfall boast such a rich diversity of wildlife and flora. Dolphins play in the breakers whilst various aquatic birds show off their swooping and diving antics. One can even spot the Little Cape gray mongoose and bat-eared fox roaming in the West Coast National Park.

The breathtaking Langebaan Lagoon is a hotspot for kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, and avid fisherman itching to catch white Steenbras, elf (known as shad), cob, and white stump-nose. There are also several hiking trails and 4×4 adventure trails to enjoy in both parks.

The first flowers generally bloom in Namaqualand in the later part of July and early August and spread to the West Coast in early September when spring flowers make their appearance.

 

Highlights in West Coast National Park

Langebaan Lagoon in West Coast National Park
The Langebaan Lagoon is a popular attraction in the West Coast National Park and along the Garden Route.
  • 50 000 wading birds can be seen in the summer
  • Game drives showcase several mammal species
  • Spring flowers bloom in the Postberg region

 

Highlights in Namaqualand National Park

Quiver Trees are indigenous to Southern Africa and can be found growing in Namaqualand and the Northern Cape region.
  • Namaqualand Flower Route
  • Seven Sisters Mountain Range
  • Blue flag beach at McDougall’s Bay

 

So whether you want to admire wildflowers or go hiking in the wilderness, let us help you plan a trip that will be hard to forget!

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