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The West Coast National Park wildlife includes
Whales and Dolphins

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 wildlife, South Africa National Parks
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
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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