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In video: Inside a bird hide in the West Coast National Park

The West Coast National Park is just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay, which is just under a two hours drive from Cape Town. The 40,000 hectare provides a safe haven for thousands of seabirds, who roost on the sheltered islands and pristine golden beaches. This is a place to rest, to be with friends and family and enjoy the good things in life. 

For photographers, that's usually in the first flush of spring. The waters of the Langebaan lagoon are a delicious turquoise fading to white at the shoreline. The wild flowers have turned the land orange, purple, yellow and pink all the way to the horizon. However, if you're a birder, spot approximately 200 species just around the lagoon.  

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