Postberg Nature Reserve and Hiking Trail West Coast South Africa
Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the blue waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on 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.
Flamingo's, Waders and Black Harriers are the birds to be on the lookout for.
During 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.
There is a maginificent two day hike in Postberg Nature Reserve which is only open in August and September. The hike starts at Tsaarsbank and your car can be parked here. The trail is well marked and hikers are requested not to take short cuts over the dunes.
The overnight point is situated at the southern end of Plankiesbaai. There are no showers, hot water or cooking utensils available at the overnight facilities. On the second day, walk along 16 mile beach towards the wreck (Patelis A lemos 1978). It is the most relaxing and magnificent hike and is a must for any nature enthusiast.