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West Coast South Africa


The West Coast is an area of the Western Cape Province that is lined with the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Swartland region in the east. The main attraction in the area, to which we like to take our clients whilst on a South African safari with us, is the West Coast National Park.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Park is over 27 500-hectares and runs from Yzerfontein to the Langebaan lagoon. With the West Coast flowers in bloom between August and October, it’s a firm favourite of travellers wishing to see the blankets of flowers in vibrant colours.

The main towns in the region are Saldanha Bay, Paternoster, Vredenburg, St. Helena Bay, Langebaan, Hopefield, Darling and Yzerfontein. Each with its own unique attractions and all offering a unique insight into life on the West Coast of South Africa.
Whilst on a South African safari with us, we like to give our guests a chance to visit these towns and witness the simplicity and beauty of life there. Saldanha Bay has its own natural harbour and is renowned as a hot spot for any water or fishing enthusiasts. Southern Right Whales can even be spotted from the harbour, making it a truly magnificent experience.

Paternoster is a small and underdeveloped fishing village. But don’t let that fool you! Dolphins and whales can be viewed from the beach here and the surrounding hills, making it a must for marine life lovers.
A visit to Langebaan is a unique thing, with its purely salt water lagoon – one of the very few in South Africa. This is a highlight for twitchers of all walks of life, boating over 300 species of birds in this part of the West Coast National Park.

And any trip to the West Coast during a South African safari with us, would not be complete without a visit to Darling, a small farming town that holds the annual flower festival and boasts one of the best displays of  wild flowers in the entire West Coast area.

The West Coast is a truly spectacular attraction in the spring with its display of wild flowers drawing scores of tourists from all over the world. It’s carpets of colour spread across wide open plains are truly something to behold, and the many quaint towns dotted along the coast offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Cederberg Mountain range is also nearby, allowing active travellers to stretch their legs on a variety of hiking and walking trails.

Check out our range of South African safaris that include the West Coast, or read about some of the other attractions you can enjoy whilst on a South African safari with us.

Safaris that pass through the West Coast

Northern Experience

Join Jenman African Safaris for this fully accommodated safari! This accommodated Africa safari takes you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on a 22 day African wildlife adventure. Read more…

Northern Explorer

Experience an amazing African Safari which will take you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls! This camping safari is one of our most popular Safari tours. Read more…

Southern Explorer

Experience our most popular African Safari, this Safari takes you from Victoria Falls to Cape Town through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Read more…

Southern Experience

Come on this fully accommodated safari from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. This 22 day adventure is fully accommodated and takes you through Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and other wonderful Countries! Read more…

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