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Se7en Take a Visit to the West Coast National Park…

September 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments

We decided to make the very most of last week’s free week with SanParks and head to the West Coast National Park to see the spring flowers… It has literally been years since we were last there and I am so thrilled that we had the opportunity to go again. The West Coast spring flowers are a phenomenon not to be missed.

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The Journey

On a very cold and wet Friday morning we headed out in the dark, way before dawn,… I was determined to miss the traffic in the city… the excitement was palpable and sleepy wide eyed faces feared at me from the back of the car.

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The first thing we did when we got there was head for the dunes and have a good long look at the Atlantic, not to mention the rain pelting down. You need sunshine for the flowers to open and so we bided our time…

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We took a look around the information centre…

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We stopped to look at the houseboats in Kraalbaai…

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And decided that that was definitely a weekend away worth dreaming about… you can book these houseboats for a holiday.

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And it continued to drip with rain…

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The Langebaan Lagoon

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So we headed down onto the mudflats of the lagoon at low tide…

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To see the flamingoes…

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Up close…

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To explore…

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And to run of course…

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And collect treasures…

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Flowers

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Wildlife

There were tons of animals to see…

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Babies

Of course it is spring… and there were plenty of babies around…

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Bird Hide

And the perfect place to stop for lunch on a rainy day… inside a bird hide where we spotted lots of birds we had never seen before… new things to look up!!!

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Geelbek Restaurant and Visitor Information

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And that was us… though one of us was clearly not ready to go home yet!!!

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Previous West Coast Posts

The West Coast Flowers and Our Visit to GeelBek Restaurant

Se7en+1 Visit the Strandloper

Se7en of the Best Places to Visit Around Cape Town.

Se7en Significant Hikes

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Tags: Cape Town · Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl | TimeToCraft // Sep 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    What an amazing place. The flowers look like they go on for ever. The baby zebra and ostrich are super cute. How lovely to explore and wouldn’t it be lovely to holiday in the houseboats.
    Cheryl | TimeToCraft´s last blog post ..The Story Teller and the Sea Serpent

  • 2 se7en // Sep 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Hi Cheryl… Oh yes… the flowers do go on forever and ever and ever… it really incredible!!! As for the spring babies aren’t they special… and yes, what a dreamy holiday. Imagine!!! Hope you all had a great week!!!

  • 3 Se7en's Fabulous Fun Post #354 - se7en | se7enSe7en's Fabulous Fun Post #354 - se7en // Sep 18, 2017 at 12:44 am

    […] nature reserves are free for South African Citizens this week. Head for Cape Point or head for the West Coast Wild flowers… Take along your I.D. Book and Just Get Outdoors […]

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