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Langebaan Lagoon

Photographing Langebaan Lagoon

The Langebaan Lagoon has been shaped by the rise and fall of sea levels over time, and is a self-sustaining, pure salt water lagoon.



You can reach Kraalbaai by driving through the national park or rent a boat. Some boat owners will drive you. Note for Europeans entry to the park is more expensive than for SA citizens so if you are planning on visiting other national parks as well it is advisable getting a Wild Card that will give you access to all the national parks.

Bird photography.

Bird hides

There are a few bird hides in the Park. Abrahamskraal waterhole in the south is the only permanent source of fresh water in the park. Other bird viewing hides are situated at Seeberg in the north-east of the park near the exit to Langebaan, and at Geelbek homestead, the park headquarters. The Seeberg hide, is best visited slightly before or after high tide. The two Geelbek hides produce a rich mix of waders when the incoming or receding tides expose the tidal mud-flats.

Nature reserve.

West coast National Park

The largest concentration of mammals in the West Coast National Park can be found the Postberg section, but this is only open to the public during the annual flower season (August and September). However, mammals are found throughout the rest of the reserve. Eland, red hartebeest, Cape grysbok, caracal and rock hyrax are some of the terrestrial species to search for. Visitors should also keep an eye on the Atlantic Ocean for passing whales and dolphins.

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