Postberg Is Open!

It’s time for your annual #roadtrip2021 to the exquisitely pristine Postberg Wildflower Reserve in the West Coast National Park

Or book a 3-Day guided tour with Going West on 0723924017 [email protected], which will take you from Cape Town into the Cederberg and all the way down the West Coast Road into Postberg!
12-14 August, 20-22 August, 4-6 September, 8-10 September

WestCoastNationalPark

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK OPENS ITS DOOR FOR THE FLOWER SEASON

South African National Parks (SANParks) takes pleasure in announcing that the West Coast flower season will officially open in the second week of August 2021. According to Pierre Nel – West Coast National Park Acting Park Manager says, “the Postberg Section of the West Coast National Park will open to the public on 1 August 2021 and will close again on 30 September 2021.

Nel continues to say “the good rains, which the area has received this year, should make for an excellent flower-viewing season. We anticipate the flowers to be good from the second half of August up until mid-September. “Visitors should select sunny days to visit the park. If at all possible, it is advisable to plan your visit on a weekday. Weekend days are often very busy with queues developing at the gate, and congestion in the flower viewing areas. The Mooimaak Area will also be open for flower viewing.” concludes Nel.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • Gate times for Postberg are as follows: 09h00 to 17h00 with last entry at 16h30.
  • Gate times for the general park area are as follows:
  • August: 07h00 to 18h00 with last entry at 17h30
  • September: 07h00 to 19h00 with last entry at 18h30
Conservations fees for August and September are as follows (child < 12 years old):
  • SA adult (with ID) – R94 per person
  • SA child – R47 per person
  • SADC National adult (with passport) – R144 per person
  • SADC National child – R72 per person
  • Standard Conservation Fee/International Visitors
  • Adult – R210 per person
  • Child – R105 per person

West Coast Way Postberg Tips:

  • Pack a picnic basket or braai pack, braai grid and wood, and add a stop in at Kraalbaai or Tsaarsbank for a braai in the park
  • Toilet facilities are at both Kraalbaai or Tsaarsbank
  • No alcohol is allowed
  • The flowers bloom 7 days a week (as long as the sun shines) and a visit to Postberg during the quieter week days is recommended
  • South Africans: don’t forget your ID book to show at the gate
  • Stay on the designated paths, do not pick flowers and leave no rubbish behind
  • Slow down. This time of the year many tortoises are crossing the National Park roads

Braai at Tsaarsbank

 

Picnic, braai and swim at Kraalbaai

During a visit to the park in flower season, visitors can expect to see the following species on display: Suurvy, Elandsvy, Gouwsblom, Bokbaai vygie, White rain daisy, Sporrie, Magriet, and Suituintjie. Come to West Coast National Park and explore flowers in full bloom. Strict Covid 19 protocols will follow upon entry and visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask, sanitize/wash hands and maintain Social distance. For more information please visit our website at: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/

Compiled by: Carmen Lerm is the founder of West Coast Way. She writes to promote the West Coast Way road trip. Any edits or editions? Contact [email protected]

 

 

 

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