West Coast National Park opens for flower season

Posted by Anita Froneman on 4 August 2022

SANParks has announced the West Coast National Park’s flower season has kicked off. During August and September each year, sections of the park that are usually closed to the public are open for visitors to enjoy the wildflowers.

‘Although we are expecting a late bloom of the flowers this year, it is predicted to be nothing but spectacular this season,’ SANParks said.

Witness wildflowers along the West Coast

‘Although we had a substantial decrease in rainfall during the winter season, the flowers should be in full bloom within the next two to three weeks. During the August and September months, visitors to the park will see a wide variety of flowers on display, from daisies to bulbs. Large areas of flowers can also be seen in the Seeberg\Mooimaak section of the park,’ says Patricia Bopape – WCNP Park Manager.

Visitors should select sunny days to visit the park, as the flowers don’t open fully on cloudy days. It is advisable to plan your visit on a weekday, as weekends are often very busy with queues developing at the gate, and congestion in the flower viewing areas.

Details

The Geelbek Restaurant is operational within the park

Gate times for Postberg are as follows:

9am to 5pm daily with last entry at 4:30pm

Gate times for the general park area are as follows:

August: 7am to 6pm with last entry at 5:30pm

September: 7am to 7pm with last entry at 6:30pm

Rates

Conservation fees for August and September are as follows:

  • SA adult (with ID) – R100 per person
  • SA child under 12 – R50 per person
  • SADC National adult (with passport) – R150 per person
  • SADC National child under 12– R75 per person

Standard Conservation Fee/International Visitors

  • Adult – R220 per person
  • Child – R110 per person

Picture: Getaway gallery

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