Paradise on the Cape West Coast
Enjoy the stillness of nature surrounded by the sea, game and indigenous plants
THE West Coast National Park just outside Langebaan in the Western Cape is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy the stillness of nature, with perfect sunsets over the Langebaan lagoon and Atlantic Ocean every night. You will encounter a variety of game in the 32 000 hectare park, which you can view from your vehicle. Indigenous plants, white sand dunes and turquoise water surround the shore line of this small piece of paradise.
The comfortable and affordable accommodation facilities are located in different parts of the park. Each house is private and secluded, with no immediate neighbours in sight. Access to the park is strictly monitored and nobody is allowed to leave or enter between 6pm and 7am. No pets, loud music or generators are allowed in the park.
This secluded cottage has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. It has a fireplace and large stoep with braai facilities. The fridge, geyser and stove in the fully equipped kitchen work with gas, while solar power ensures the house has lighting. There are no power points for electrical appliances. The cottage is also wheelchair friendly.
Van Breda cottage
This farm house was renovated recently and is only a stone’s throw from the Geelbek Restaurant, where popular South African dishes are served. It has a large stoep, three bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and dining room. There are power points throughout the house, but there are no televisions in the house.
This self-catering unit is one of the smaller, more intimate options in the park and can accommodate two people. It’s perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.
Geelbekstal is used to accommodate schools and other large groups. It has room for 62 people. There are bathrooms with hot and cold water, as well as a kitchen with a fridge, stove, microwave oven and freezer. Groups have to bring their own plates, pots and cutlery, as well as bedding. Outdoor braai facilities are available, but you are advised to bring your own braai wood.
Jo Anne’s Beach cottage
This is an exclusive unit, within walking distance of the lagoon. It has three bedrooms, an open plan living area and kitchen, as well as outdoor braai facilities. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a toilet and shower.
Jo Anne’s B cottage
This cottage has a large living area, fully equipped kitchen and large stoep for entertaining. It can accommodate four people.
There are 11 self-catering units situated among fynbos close to the lagoon’s edge and they can accommodate four to six people. Two of the houses are wheelchair friendly. Each unit has two bedrooms and an open plan kitchen and living area with a fireplace. There is also a communal swimming pool with braai facilities.
Kraalbaai boat houses
These boat houses offer a unique experience as guests can jump into the lagoon from the deck for a midday swim or take part in a variety of water sports. The Nirvana boat house is a double storey boat with an upper and lower deck. It has luxury features and facilities and is ideal for corporate groups, family vacations and special occasions. This boat house can accommodate up to 24 people. The lower deck has a spacious living room with a fireplace and sound system. The front deck is sheltered against the wind, with tables and chairs from where you can savour the view. The modern kitchen is equipped with a large gas stove, oven and fridge. The five spacious bedrooms each have a king size bed, the sixth bedroom has two comfortable sleeping bunks (for four people) and there are three full bathrooms. Braai facilities are also available. The upper deck has a lounge with a bar area and two sleeping bunks, three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The Larus boat house can accommodate six people in three cabins. The main cabin has a queen size bed, the second cabin a comfortable sleeping bunk for two people and the third cabin has mattresses that can be removed. There is an open plan kitchen, dining area and braai facilities.
SO MUCH TO SEE!
The West Coast National Park is home to more than 250 different bird species. There are four bird watching spots where you can observe the bird life in the stillness of nature. Visitors can view the variety of game in the park from their vehicles. There are a number of walking and biking trails for those who want to be active and view the game. If you love flowers and plants, you can view the large variety of fynbos and flowers from up close.
Day visitors have access to picnic and braai areas in the park. They can also partake in paddle boarding, kayaking and other water sports in the Kraalbaai part of the lagoon.
CONTACTS – SANPARKS’ WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK
022 772 2144 or 012 428 9111 for central bookings email@example.com
SANParks is offering a lucky reader the opportunity to win a stay for four at any South African National Park for 2 nights.
Stand a chance to WIN with SANParks and Media24; read the SANParks feature in Move!, go online and submit your details here. Prize is subject to availability. The winner will be announced on 30 March 2018. Prize is not transferable. Accommodation will be on a sharing basis in a self-catering unit.
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