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West Coast National Park

Accommodation

West Coast National Park boasts a number of beautiful and serene accommodation facilities within the park. Some are privately owned and managed and need to be booked through the managing company.

For full details of accommodation offerings, please click on each of the below:

Abrahamskraal Cottage

This self catering cottage is situated near the Abrahamskraal waterhole.

The Unit is a fully equipped 6 Bed Cottage (2 en suite bedrooms, 1 bedroom with a double bed and the second bedroom has 2 single beds and 2 pull-out beds), with an open plan living area and kitchen. There is a fireplace in the living area to utilize as a braai or fireplace. Guests should bring their own braai wood.

The fridge-freezer combination, geysers and stove are all gas operated. Electricity in the house is provided by solar energy. There are no points or plugs for electric equipment and guests are requested to use the lights sparingly. Tap water comes from a well-point and is safe to drink, however guests may not be accustomed to the taste so they are welcome to provide their own drinking water. No pets, loud music or portable generators are allowed in the West Coast National Park.

Please note:

  • On arrival, guests can collect keys at the Geelbek Information Centre, and after working hours they can collect either at Langebaan or R27 gate and hand them in at Geelbek Information Centre on departure.
  • Accommodation is available from 14:00 on the day of your arrival and time of departure is 10:00.
  • No after-hours access will be permitted.
  • Conservation fees are payable when making the booking or in advance unless clients have a valid Wild Card.
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Please note:

Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.

Duinepos Chalets

"Recharge your spirit, waking up with the sounds of birds, experience a beautiful sunrise, being surrounded by the silence of nature itself. A peaceful, private haven of tranquility. It is affordable! It is beautiful!"

Duinepos Chalets are situated inside the West Coast National Park. Each Chalet is situated to ensure privacy, peace and tranquility, as you take in the fresh sea breeze, azure waters, and all that the park has to offer over the various seasons...from spectacular birdlife, to the tapestry of spring flowers that cover the strandveld during August and September each year.

The Duinepos Story:

Duinepos Chalets is a community-based project brought to life in 2005 as part of the sustainable livelihoods programme of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

During the first phase 8 old houses previously occupied by staff of the West Coast National Park were restored; the service infrastructure was upgraded, the area landscaped and locals were recruited to manage the project.

The second phase of the project saw the addition of a swimming pool, boma (out-door recreational area), and 3 additional chalets to the facilities. For this phase an eco-friendly approach was taken; a local crew was empowered to build using the sandbag method.

More than 3 years later the success story provides a 3-star accommodation that blends in with West Coast fynbos. It is here where nature lovers from all over the world come to recharge their spirits.

Chalet features:

  • A total of 11 self-catering chalets each sleeping 4 people comfortably and allowing for a maximum of 6 people.
  • 2 chalets are disabled-friendly.
  • Each chalet offers 2 bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, lounge, fire place, shower, toilet and an outdoor braai area.
  • Other facilities include: swimming pool, communal braai and boma area.

For bookings and more information, contact:

Duinepos Chalets
Tel: +27 (0) 22 707 9900
Visit their website.

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Geelbek Stables (for school and community groups)

The Geelbek Stables are specifically designed to accommodate school and community groups. The units are dormitory-style and can take up to 62 people and more by arrangement.

  • Ablution facilities are available and have both hot and cold water.
  • The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, gas stove, fridge and freezer, however groups must bring their own cutlery and crockery.
  • Braai facilities - wood can be bought at the information office on arrival.
  • Groups must bring their own bedding.

All groups can check-in at the Geelbek Information Centre from 14:00 to 16:00. After office hours they can check in either at the Langebaan or R27 gates and have to vacate the accommodation at 10:00am on the date of departure and hand keys in at the Geelbek Information Centre.

View the different educational programmes that are offered by the park.

Jo Anne's Beach Cottages

This exclusive self-catering cottage is situated near Churchaven, within walking distance of the lagoon. It is a fully equipped self-catering (3 en-suite bedrooms-sleeping 8 persons in total) cottage, with an open plan living area and kitchen. There are braai facilities on the front stoep and in the back yard.

It has three bedrooms, each with toilet and shower. The main bedroom has a double bed, the second has two single beds and the third is a 'children's' room with two pullout beds (sleeps four). The kitchen has a gas fridge and stove, fitted cupboards, utensils, serving/eating counter with stools.

The lounge has four lounge chairs, table and with jetmaster. The stoep looks out on the lagoon and has a braai.

Important information:

  • Guests should bring their own fire wood.
  • The fridge-freezer combination, geysers and stove are all gas operated.
  • Electricity in the house is provided by solar energy. Please use lights sparingly - there are no points or plugs for electronic equipment.
  • Tap water comes from a well-point and is safe to drink, however you may not be accustomed to the taste. You are welcome to provide your own drinking water. Please use water sparingly.
  • In order to preserve the peace and tranquility of the area and not to disturb other residents, no loud music or portable generators are allowed.
  • No pets are allowed within the West Coast National Park.
  • No fires permitted on the beach.
  • No alcohol is permitted in public areas.

Please note:

  • On arrival guests can collect keys at the Geelbek Information Centre, and after working hours they can collect either at the Langebaan or R27 gates and hand them in at the Geelbek Information Centre on departure.
  • Accommodation is available from 14:00 on the day of your arrival and time of departure is 10:00.
  • No after-hours access at the gates will be permitted.
  • Conservation fees are payable in advance when making the booking, unless clients have a valid Wild Card.
  • Familiarise yourself with the zonation of the lagoon as described in the information brochure provided. Jo Anne's falls is in the B zone and therefore no fishing or motorised crafts are allowed in the area.
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Please note:

Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.

Houseboats - permanently moored floating chalets

The Kraalbaai Houseboats are permanently moored on the tranquil waters of the Langebaan Lagoon in the West Coast National Park, where Preekstoel (the Pulpit) watches over the serene surroundings.

The Larus Houseboat has a well-equipped open plan kitchen and dining area with a braai facility. The main cabin has a queen size bed (sleeps two) and the second cabin comfortable bunk beds (sleeps two). The third cabin has floor-mattresses and sleeps two to four. It can accommodate 15 people comfortably during the day and the spacious open deck is complimented by a large floating jetty. Rate: R2 100.00 per night (minimum of two nights).

The Nirvana Houseboat has an upper and lower deck. It is luxuriously finished and ideally suited for use by corporate groups, family holidays, special occasions, fashion shoots, filming and functions. It sleeps 22 people with 14 on the lower and eight on the upper deck but can accommodate up to 50 people during the day. Each deck is a unit on its own with full facilities and may be enjoyed separately or as a single unit. Both decks have extensive open deck space and the lower one, a floating jetty which serves both. Rate: R10 125.00 per night (minimum of two nights) - Exclusive: Upper and Lower decks and floating jetty - sleeps 22).

The rates for the Upper and Lower Decks respectively, are R4 050.00 and R6 750.00 per night (minimum two nights - subject to confirmation).

Kraalbaai is where Eve's Footprint was discovered on the nearby shore - thought to be from 117 000 years ago, the oldest known footprint of modern mankind; where naturalist, sailor and writer Frank Wightman seeked quiet refuge for many years on his yacht Wylo, described by the famous author Lawrence Green as a giant in hiding; where local traditional fishermen still ply their trade and fresh harders (mullet) on the coals are a delicacy; where crayfish, oysters, perlemoen (abalone), black mussels and fish are in abundance; where tourists visit during spring to enjoy the beauty of one of the great floral kingdoms of the world; where activities such as water skiing, fishing, sailing, mountain biking, hiking, picnicking etc are enjoyed in nature; and where fine dining experiences (on board by arrangement) or outings to Mykonos Resort and Casino, restaurants in Saldanha Bay and Langebaan or a visit to the Yacht Club are arranged with pleasure. You are invited to embrace the heritage and these activities from your quiescent houseboat-base in Kraalbaai, within the surrounds of the unique biodiversity of the West Coast National Park and surrounds.

For more information:

Website: Please visit www.kraalbaaihouseboats.co.za for more information and tariffs or to make a booking using our online reservation system.
Tel: +27 (0)21 526 0432
Fax: +27 (0)21 526 0311
Email: bookings@kraalbaaihouseboats.co.za

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To view the accommodation prices, refer to our Tariffs.

General Information:

For bookings for Abrahamskraal Cottage and Jo-Annes beach Cottage contact Central Reservations / Geelbek information centre: +27 (0) 022 707 9902/ +27 (0) 022 772 2145.

  • All accommodation is serviced and fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, bedding, towels and soap.
  • Check in time for accommodation is 14:00 on the day of arrival at Geelbek Information Centre between 14:00 to 16:00. After office hours, clients can check in at the Langebaan Gate / R27 Gate. Check out time on the day of departure is 10:00 at the Geelbek Information Centre.
  • All units are self-catering.
  • Sheets and towels will be changed every 3 days.
  • Guests should bring their own wood.
  • The fridge-freezer combination, geysers and stove are all gas operated.
  • Electricity in the house is provided by solar energy. There are no points or plugs for electric equipment and guests are requested to use lights sparingly.
  • Tap water comes from a well-point and is safe to drink.

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