West Coast South Africa

West Coast South Africa

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.


Tours that pass by...

  • Kruger Cape Point Full Day Tour

    This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point, South Africa. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views and picturesque coastal villages such as Hout Bay and Simon’s Town are to be seen along the way.

  • tour with bicycles Cape Point Full Day Tour with Bicycles

    Tour the Atlantic coast including Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno, to the fishing village of Hout Bay in your tour vehicle. Then drive over Chapman’s Peak to Simon’s Town where we meet up with a colony of the rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Other highlights include a hike to the Cape Point lighthouse and a short cycle around Cape Point. End the day by returning home via Scarborough and Kommetjie.

  • Chobe Day Trip Chobe Day Trip

    The Chobe Day Trip will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Southern Africa, near Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

  • Shark cage diving Shark Cage Diving & Viewing Full Day Tour

    Experience Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, Cape Town. You will see these beautiful beasts near the Geyser and Dyer Islands from the safety of a cage. An adventure you will never forget!

  • Apartheid museum Half Day Apartheid Museum Tour

    The Apartheid Museum is one of the most interesting museums in South Africa. This museum is filled with all the history and diversity of the past including all the Apartheid elements that formed South Africa into what it is today.

  • Cape Town City Half Day Cape Town City Tour

    We commence the Cape Town City tour with a cable car trip up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views of the Mother City and the surrounding peninsula. (weather permitting; cable car fee not included),    Back in the city itself, we visit the well preserved Company’s Garden, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market known as Greenmarket Square. We also take a trip through the colourful and picturesque Malay Quarter known as Bo-Kaap.

  • Kruger experience Kruger Experience – Classic Package

    Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks, the Kruger National Park. This adventurous experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, which allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

  • Cape Town experience Cape Town Experience – Classic Package

    The lively city of Cape Town has been named again and again as one of the top cities in the world to visit thanks to its wide range of activities, breathtaking scenery and variety of unique restaurants and markets. Explore all the amazing wonders that the Mother City has to offer this exciting 4 day Cape Town Experience. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sweet Ocean View Guest House, situated only 10 minutes away from the beach.

  • Table Mountain Table Mountain Hiking

    The best way to enjoy Table Mountain in Cape Town is to hike it! Hike Table Mountain and see the amazing sights that you wouldn’t see on the Cable Car… this Table Mountain day trip is challenging and yet fun.

  • Whale watching Whale Watching Tour

    Join Jenman African Safaris on our Whale Watching tour in Cape Town. Enjoy the best whale watching in world-famous Hermanus and get close to Southern Right Whales and Dolphins!

  • Franschhoek Wine Estate Winelands Tour with Bicycles

    This Full Day Winelands Tour with Bicycles is the perfect way to explore some of the finest wine estates in the area. Experience the most beautiful scenery as you travel to the Franschhoek wine region.


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