Flower season along the West Coast takes place Annually between August and September. As the season changes, nature begins to bloom and flowers of all colours spring up along the Landscape accompanied by fauna, enjoying the sunshine. The Postberg Nature Reserve is situated within the West Coast National Park in Langebaan in the Western Cape. It is closed for most of the Year, but is opened to the Public during Spring (August – September) where one can view the exceptional carpet of Spring flowers in the Reserve. As the reserve is only open at a certain time of Year, there are often queues to get into the Reserve, so going during the Week is definitely recommending and even if you don’t, the carpet of flowers will more than reward you for your patience! Whenever you do decide to go, make sure you go early as the Postberg section is limited to a certain amount of visitors per day. Another positive aspect of the limited opening times is that there is game here that hasn’t quite learned to shy away from humans. Keep an eye out for Zebra, Wildebeest, Antelope, Ostrich, Mongoose, Rock Hyrax, Snakes, Birds, and Tortoises. The picnic and braai spots along the coast are fantastic for whale watching.
The Langebaan Lagoon was proclaimed as a marine Reserve in terms of the Sea Fisheries Act in 1973 and later in 1985, was proclaimed Langebaan National Park with the name later being changed to West Coast National Park. It was on 25 April 1988 that the Langebaan Ramsar site was declared.
The initial purpose of the park Area was to protect the key conservation areas of the Langebaan Lagoon and associated Wetlands as well as the offshore Islands in Saldanha Bay. In 1987, the first expansion of the Reserve occurred, including a dune reclamation scheme and the portions of Farms: 'Geelbek; Bottelery, Schrywershoek and Abrahamskraal', were reclaimed! In the same Year, some 1 800 Ha of land around Postberg was included on a contractual basis and a Hotel site in Langebaan was also included into the Park.

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