Your experience in Kraalbaai is about to get a lot better. Upgrades to the public and park facilities within the West Coast National Park (WCNP) has received environmental approval authorisation and will take the rest of the year to complete.

The West Coast National Park has already began upgrading the facilities which include constructing new ablutions, an office and resurfacing the car park.

SANParks says that the long term impact of the upgrades is aimed at improving the experience of visitors. Renovations began on January 21 2019 and the upgrades will take an estimated 11 months to complete.

Kraalbaai is considered a gem of the West Coast National Park, and the azure blue water makes it the ideal lagoon getaway.

Those wishing to film in the area will be affected for this period. Please find out more information here.

The national park authority has apologised for the inconvenience. No parking will be available at Kraalbaai during the upgrades.

SANParks has advised that organised events will not be affected.

“Organized events in the park should not be effected by this construction work, unless there is a requirement for the use of the Kraalbaai Parking Area. In such a case event organisers will need to source an alternative site.”

“We would request that all visitors to the area please heed to visitor advisory signage and park at the Preekstoel parking area to visit the beach.”

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.