The West Coast National Park wildlife includes
An important contributing factor to the West
Coast National Park wildlife is the Postma Reserve region, a privately owned area of land which is
under contractual management of the Park.
It is in this area where the largest concentration of animals are to be found such as the
Eland, gemsbok, bontebok, springbok, wildebeest, kudu and Cape mountain zebra.
Ruins of Stone House in the Park, near Boulderbaai
West Coast National Park animals, South Africa National Parks
Photograph by Andrew Deacon
Many other animals are found throughout the rest of the Park. They include hartebeest, grey
reebok, duiker and steenbok. Predators to be found are the bat-eared fox, genet, African wild cat
and the caracal or rooikat which is the largest of the small cat family present. In summer
hundreds of tortoises patrol the flowering land. Visitors should bear in mind to keep an eye on
the Atlantic ocean for dolphins and whales moving past along the coast.
Watch Southern Right whales breaching the waters along the Park's coast line
West Coast National Park wildlife, South Africa National Parks
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