Just inland from the scheduled harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park.
Thousands of seabirds roost on the sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere.
During the spring the strandveld is embroidered with a tapestry of multi-hued flowers, while in the Postberg section many antelope are to be seen in a setting that is as unique as it is idyllic.Accommodation at West Coast National Park
***No late arrivals will be allowed.***Abrahamskraal Cottage
This 6 bed self catering cottage is situated near the Abrahamskraal waterhole and is fully equipped:
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 2 pull out beds
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- 2 en-suite bathrooms (w/c and shower)
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen
- Gas and solar energy
- Guests to provide own drinking water and fire wood
- Lounge/dining room with fireplace
- No electric pointsJo Anne's Beach Cottage
This exclusive self-catering cottage (3 en-suite bedrooms-sleeping 8 persons in total) is situated near Churchaven, within walking distance of the lagoon. No fishing or motorised crafts are allowed in this area.
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- 3 en-suite bathrooms, each with wc and shower
- Barbeque Facilities
- Gas stove and fridge
- Open plan lounge / kitchen area
- Solar power for lights, gas for hot water
- Solar power, no plug points Duinepos Chalets
- siutated inside the West Coast National Park with 8 chalets, 2 are universally accessible, situated to ensure privacy, peace and tranquility.Please note
No after hours gate access.
Guests should bring their own braaiwood purchase from the entrance gate on the R27.
No pets, loud music or portable generators are allowed
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.
On arrival guests can collect keys for brahamskraal and Jo Anne's at either Langebaan or R27 entrance gate and hand them in at the same point on departure. Accommodation is available from 12h00 on the day of your arrival and time of departure is 09h00. Important Notice
1. Accommodation rates do not include Conservation Fees
which are payable at the entrance gates.
2. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Rules & Regulations
of National Parks before making a booking.
West Coast National Park Activities:
The park has been devided into 3 recreational zones:
Zone A: multi-functional section for most water sports.
Zone B reserved for sailboats and board sailing (no power boats or angling).
Zone C: Wilderness area which is closed to the public.
Click to display the map
Health & Climate:
Rain occurs mainly from May to August. Summers are dry with early morning mists with south-easterly or south-westerly winds.
A temperate coastal climate prevails.
Beautiful view; good to swim in the lagoon. Good service - clean towels every day - well equipped.
This is the third time we (husband + 2 small kids) have visited this lovely houseboat in the idyllic Kraalbaai - and we plan to go again next year. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the house is in good condition. My only suggestions are that a few more kitchen utensils would be helpful (e.g. some reasonably sharp knives and a decent firm spatula), as would a rowboat for Laurus. Everything else was perfect.
The houseboat Laurus has a superb location and provides a unique holiday experience. We absolutely loved it (for the second time). The boat is quite spacious, the beds and bedding are very comfortable and the staff who run the tender (Derrick in our case) are very helpful. My only complaint is that the kitchen could be better equipped with, for example, a salad bowl, a mixing bowl and some sharper knives. However, we managed without these and had a wonderful long weekend. I wish it was longer...
It was a wonderful, peaceful holiday. The accommodation was very comfortable. My only complaint was that the advertised row boat was missing, so we had to rely on Patrick for transport to the shore. Though he was very helpful, I would prefer to be a bit more independent and I really like rowing! Otherwise, the kitchen was well equipped and the house boat was very well designed.