Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere. During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg section many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic.
Rain occurs mainly from May to August. Summers are dry with early morning mists with southeasterly or southwesterly winds. A temperate coastal climate prevails.
Day visitors are welcome, and form the bulk of all visitors to the park. They can obtain food and refreshments at Geelbek and when Postberg is open there is a kiosk.
For enquiries e-mail Westcoast National Park or phone us on the following numbers:
Tel: +27 22 772-2144/5
Fax: +27 22 772-2607
Late arrivals with accommodation at Langebaan, must phone the Park at tel. (022) 772-2144 (during office hours) to obtain permission.
Postberg: 09:00 – 17:00 (this section is open during flowering season only).