About the Cape West Coast Peninsula

Embark on the experience of a lifetime, and explore the Cape West Coast Peninsula, an area celebrated for its unspoiled wild beauty and hospitable people. Here there are no strangers, just friends still to be met.

Only 100km from Cape Town lies the picturesque town of Langebaan, built on the banks of a turquoise lagoon. This area is one of the natural wonders of South Africa: a saltwater lagoon nourished by the sea and home to hundreds of resident and migratory bird species on annual visits from around the globe. Langebaan is a haven for watersport and adventure sport lovers and is a world renowned kite surfing hot spot too. Nearby, the West Coast National Park protects hundreds of species of delicate fynbos, diverse wildlife and over 300 different bird species. In spring, the Postberg section of the park is a floral wonderland of daisies in a rainbow of colours. A little inland at Langebaanweg, the West Coast Fossil Park is a fascinating journey back in time, to when an ancient Big Five roamed the West Coast.
 
Saldanha is South Africa’s largest natural harbour, while Jacobsbaai comprises seven little bays and St Helena Bay is actually a collection of 18 beautiful bays. As the oldest fishing village on the West Coast, Paternoster still follows a traditional, authentic West Coast lifestyle closely connected to the sea. It’s also picture perfect and attracts nature lovers and photographers trying to capture a little piece of this paradise. Nearby Cape Columbine boasts a stoic lighthouse watching over the bay, and iconic Tietiesbaai is a must visit for its rugged coastal scenery.

In the heart of the region, Vredenburg offers all the necessary amenities to holiday makers and those wanting to shop or dine out. Hopefield, a little inland, is renowned for its prolific fynbos and spectacular wild flowers, along with never ending fields of wheat in winter. This is big sky country, where you can see distant, uninterrupted horizons in every direction.

The West Coast is a region of wild beauty, and natural splendour. It’s unspoiled and authentic, renowned for its soulful people and unpretentious way of life. Each season is distinct with unique offerings and special attractions. Yet the overriding allure of the West Coast is its majestic windswept landscapes and a coastline that is ever changing, moody and magical. Relax your body, unwind your mind, soothe your soul with the unique balm of the West Coast.

 

 

National Parks & Reserves
• West Coast National Park
• West Coast Fossil Park
• The Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
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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

West Coast Youth Orchestra
All proceeds will go towards the purchase of musical instruments for the students from PDA areas.

WORLD TOURISM DAY - WEST COAST
Join the SBTO team at their Tourism Head Office on the Corner of Piet Retief and Main Road, Vredenburg on World Tourism Day 2013

St Helenabaai See Fees
St Helena Bay is hosting their first SEE FEES on Friday 28 December in Sandy Point Harbour. EVERYONE is invited!

Paternoster Seafood Festival
Come and experience Paternoster like you have never seen it before!

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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