This park hugs a beautiful section of South Africa's west coast and incorporates coastline, islets and lagoon wetlands, playing an important role for resident and migratory birds. Much of this Atlantic seaboard is rugged and hostile, but this portion is as gentle as the Atlantic gets. The rocky Postberg peninsula creates sheltered bays and coves and closes around a warm shallow and very inviting lagoon.
The eastern escarpment of the Rift Valley known as the Laikipia Plateau, is divided into a patchwork of enormous ranches. Over the years with cooperation from their owners, these farms were transformed into game reserves and now contain some of the most exclusive lodges in the remotest parts of Kenya.