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West Coast National Park

How to get there

The entrance to the park is some 100km north of Cape Town, off the R27 highway. Most internal routes are tarred. The last section of the road to Postberg is, however, gravelled.

Gate Times

  • 1 April to 31 August: 07:00 - 18:00
  • 1 September to 31 March: 07:00 - 19:00
Note to Day Visitors

Download our Gate Registration & Indemnity document and complete before your visit in order to safe time when entering the park.

Driving Distances

The distance from Cape Town the West Coast National Park is +-120 km.

From West Coast Gate to  
T Junction 6.3 km
Abrahamskraal 7 km
Geelbek 10 km
Joanne's Cottage 18 km
Kraalbaai 21.3 km
Tsaarsbank 24 km
Langebaan gate 25 km
From Langebaan gate to  
Geelbek 13.3 km
Abrahamskraal 18.6 km
Joanne's Cottage 31.1 km
Kraalbaai 31.6 km
Tsaarsbank 34.3 km


Directions from Cape Town City Centre

  • Take N1 (Paarl) On-ramp
  • Pass Lower Church Street off-ramp
  • Take next off-ramp - R27 (Marine Drive)
  • Drive through Paarden Eiland and Milnerton
  • R27 continues as West Coast Road
  • Travel along R27 for ±120 km
  • Past Yzerfontein/Darling Turn-off (11km)
  • Turn Left into West Coast National Park Gate

Directions from Airport

  • Airport - N2 - Goodwood N7 Off-ramp
  • Vanguard Drive (Past Grand West) becomes N7 (Malmesbury)
  • Melkbosstrand Turn-off (Left)
  • At Robot, turn Right onto R27 (Velddrif)
  • Pass the Yzerfontein/Darling Turn-off (11km)
  • Turn Left into West Coast National Park Gate

GPS waypoints

West Coast (Geelbek)

  • S 33° 11' 37.9"
    E 18° 07' 33.1"

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