Langebaan
Top Attractions
  • West Coast Fossil Park
    tel 022 766 1606

  • Langebaan Country Estate
    tel 022 772 2112

  • Whales and Flowers in season,
    West Coast National Park
    tel 022 772 2798
  • Langebaan Lagoon Celebration

 

Watersports, waders and wildlife along a turquoise lagoon

Almost year round sunshine, safe waters and reliable winds make Langebaan paradise for watersports lovers – particularly kite surfers, wind surfers, kayakers, yachtsmen, water skiers and fishermen. The tidal mud flats of the lagoon also attract thousands of migratory birds every year, and resident species are prolific and include greater and lesser flamingoes. The world’s largest breeding colony of black harriers also occurs in the area. Langebaan is an internationally acclaimed Ramsar Site for its importance as a wetland.

The picturesque, modern town borders onto the scenic West Coast National Park, which may not have the Big Five but does have the Slow Five: tortoises, whales, sand sharks, porcupines and dune moles. Eland, wildebeest, hartebeest, bontebok, springbok, kudu and mountain zebra can also be seen mostly in the Postberg section of the park. This section is open during August and September, to show off its rainbow coloured spring flower carpets, often with wildlife grazing amongst them. Game viewing in the West Coast National Park on bicycle is a popular activity too. The oldest known footprint of a modern human – Eve’s Footprint – was also discovered in the park on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon in 1995. The fossil footprint is dated at about 117 000 years old.

Called the ‘jewel of the West Coast’, Langebaan is an easy hour’s drive from Cape Town and the bustling town has attractions for the whole family. The natural attractions lure outdoor lovers in droves, while unique beach restaurants, abundant seafood and shopping for curios, crafts or clothing entice others. Adults can also be entertained at the casino at Club Mykonos, while there is lots on offer for children. There is golf at the Country Club, horse riding on the beach and relaxing spa treatments are also on offer.

Close to the town, at Langebaanweg, is the West Coast Fossil Park – the only fossil park in South Africa. It’s home to the ancient Big Five that once roamed this area. The remains of Africa’s only bear have also been discovered here, along with the fossils of 200 other species. Visitors can enjoy an informative tour of a fossil dig and hunt for their own fossils, and there is biking, hiking and horse riding through the park.

Relaxed or adrenaline fueled, all extremes of entertainment and activity – or not - are easily found in Langebaan, where nature lives in harmony with modern life.

 

 

Langebaan Information Centre

Telephone: 27 (0)22 772 1515
Email: langebaan@sbto.co.za
Municipal Building, Bree Str, Langebaan, 7357
Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00; Sat and public holidays: 09:00-14:00

 

Gourmet Delight
The West Coast is renowned for its \"open air seafood restaurants\". Eat all the way from mussels to crayfish over 3-4 hours, to the accompaniment of live traditional guitar music. Imagine the blue skies above, sand at your feet and magnificent views of the ocean.
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WINDTOWN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
The West Coast will be hosting a Craft Beer Festival on 5 & 6 October in Langebaan! Join us for a weekend of sunshine and laughter with local beers and amazing food!

Mothers day at Boesmanland Farm Kitchen
Spoil your Mother with a home cooked special meal at the extraordinary Boesmanland Farm Kitchen! Value for money!

Langebaan Lagoon Celebration 2013
A showcase of Langebaan and all it has to offer, the Langebaan Lagoon Celebration 2013 will take place on 20 and 21 April.

Langebaan Lagoon Crossing
On 24 (or 25) March 2012, the 3rd Annual Langebaan Lagoon Crossing will be held, where participants will cross the Langebaan Lagoon from Shark Bay to Kraal Bay using muscle power alone. Although planned as an open water swim, swimming aids, kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards and any other more original methods are allowed and encouraged. Maximum fun, environmental awareness and safety remain the main themes of the 2012 event.

Langebaan Lagoon Celebration 2014
Langebaan Lagoon Celebration 2014 full program for this free event on the West Coast, Langebaan

Langebaan Lagoon Celebration
Langebaan is going to be buzzing on the last weekend in March! We live in one of the most incredible places on the planet, and it is time to celebrate all that we have.

 

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