SEASONS & WEATHER
A mild coastal climate sees rain mainly from May to August. Summers are dry, often with early morning mists with south-easterly or south-westerly winds. Birding is good throughout the year, the best periods from March to early April, when many migratory waders are moulting into their breeding plumage before their epic migration north, and in the spring flower season.
The West Coast National Park includes rocky shores, beach and strandveld dune land, and the last, large, pristine remnant of renosterveld.
Black Harrier, Western Osprey, Grey Tit Fiery-necked Nightjar, Common Redshank Eurasian Oystercatcher.
The entrance to the park is some
100 kilometres north of Cape Town, off the R27 highway between Yzerfontein and Langebaan. Another entrance gate can be reached from Langebaan. Most internal routes are tarred, but the last section of road to the Postberg Nature Reserve and to Tsaarsbank is gravel.
Duinepos Chalets is part of a communitybased project under the sustainable livelihoods programme of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It’s managed by a group of local ladies, has a swimming pool and boma, and is an easy walking distance from the Geelbek complex.
Duinepos Chalets 022 707 9900 email@example.com