Lambert’s Bay – South Africa’s Most Stunning Hidden Gem

South Africa’s Most Stunning Hidden Gem

Take time out this Tourism month and discover the ‘Diamond of the West Coast’ – Lambert’s Bay. This small fishing town offers an enlightening experience of the refreshing life at sea, from snoek to flowers and award-winning Kookfontein Sauvignon Blanc; there is always something to taste, see, and savour in Lambert’s Bay.

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The dorp is well known for its lush display of wildflowers during spring, abundant birdlife, moderate all-year climate, and long stretches of endless white beaches that often have Heaviside’s dolphins prancing out the blue waters. Life takes you through many journeys, but the best ones are led by #WestCoastWay. Take the West Coast Way Wild Route, visit Lambert’s Bay, and you can expect to:

  • Uncover the history of the town.
  • Be amazed by natural attractions.
  • Spend time at the town’s favourite restaurants.
  • Enjoy beachfront and farm accommodation.
  • Explore the Farmers Market at Malkoppan.

Sandveld Museum 

The Lambertsbaai Sandveld Museum is a great point to kick your explorations off, where visitors can uncover more about the crayfish mecca of South Africa. The museum offers an educational and historical experience of Lambert’s Bay, with 15 various exhibits that display ‘old’ Lambert’s Bay, the HMS Sybille Gunboat, a photography collection, the fish industry and fishing community, a book & Bible collection, an archaeological display, a horse mill and farm implements, and clothes and embroidery from the olden days.


Bird Island 

Lambert’s Bay is also home to one of six Cape gannet breeding sites in the world and the only one with access by foot. Visit Bird Island and gain a rare experience when coming face-to-face with the blue-eyed Cape gannet. The gannet lookout is the best spot to see, come close to, and witness the Cape gannets’ unique mating dances. The island is approximately three hectares large and is joined to the mainland via a breakwater.  

Lambert’s Bay Restaurants 

Enjoy alfresco meals from local restaurants, stroll along mussel-shell pathways, and sip on luscious local wines in Lamberts Bay. The little town has two brilliant options if you’re looking for somewhere to scarf up yummy seafood while out in the fresh Lambert’s Bay air. Try Bosduifklip for traditional and seafood dishes, the perfect place to wine and dine for nature lovers. The venue also offers its facilities for birthday parties, end-year functions, and weddings. Muisbosskerm is your other restaurant option to enjoy a meal under the Lambert’s Bay sky. Specialising in seafood, this restaurant offers a seafood experience of a lifetime! But that is no surprise, as National Geographic voted the restaurant as one of the ‘Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For’.


Explore the fish villages of Lambert’s Bay on the West Coast Way Wild Route, and choose from this selection of accommodations when you take your time discovering this historical town:

Friedse Plek – offers peace and tranquillity, and the stunning beaches are only three minutes away by car.

Eagles Nest at Arendzicht – accommodation right on the beachfront with fantastic views over the ocean.

Mockesins – beachfront accommodation in Lambert’s Bay features sea views and is only 300 m from Registration Office Bird Island and Lambert’s Bay Boat Trips.

Ocean View – a self-catering apartment in Lamberts Bay that offers visitors a lovely sea view. 

Bougain Villa – is situated in Lambert’s Bay, just one street from the Atlantic Ocean, in a quiet upmarket area. 

White Sands Guesthouse – situated in the heart of Lamberts Bay, within walking distance from the beach.

Lambert’s Bay Seafront – situated on the quiet side of town, this stay offers guests a chance to listen to the waves crash against the rocks as they cosy up on this seafront stay. 

Farmers Market at Malkoppan

Every last Saturday of the month, the Farmers Market at Malkoppan takes place opposite Muisbosskerm restaurant. Take a trip and show your support for locals while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Lambert’s Bay! Bring your family and friends for a fun and relaxing day in the sun and enjoy the best of what the Weskus has to offer.

They say that ‘dynamite comes in small packages’, and that’s undoubtedly true for Lamberts Bay! 

Top Tip: 

West Coast Wonders in Lambert’s Bay offers unique farm stays, including “Die Hokkie”, “Die Grotjie”, and the “West Coast Quarry”. These units provide exceptional views from the Steenbokfontein farm and are the perfect spots to escape for a weekend or holiday in Lambert’s Bay.

Treat yourself to a feast at open-air restaurants, seafood, wine and Weskus beaches – find all you need to know and where to go with Lambert’s Bay Tourism.

Book your West Coast Wonders on 0837021414 and Whatsapp 0834581575 |

Call Lambert’s Bay Tourism for more information (c) +27(0)27 432 1000 or email  [email protected]

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