Location

Langebaan

Langebaan

Known as the Jewel of the West Coast, Langebaan enjoys almost year-round sunshine and boasts azure waters and unsurpassed natural beauty. 

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The white sand beaches surrounding the clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are very popular, and the mild climate and protected waters of the lagoon make it the perfect location for many water sports, including sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing and fishing. Even if you are a beginner, you can still enjoy Langebaan Lagoon. Most of the watersport shops and centres offer kitesurfing lessons, sailing lessons, waterskiing lessons and windsurfing lesson. Langebaan’s Main Beach is great for beginner and intermediate kitesurfers with more than enough room for everyone. The wind almost always picks up by mid-afternoon. At the end of the main beach, a patch of sand near the yacht club has been dubbed “Second Beach” by locals, and is popular among fishermen, bait collectors, and catamarans.

Langebaan is an internationally acclaimed Ramsar Site for its importance as a wetland and the tidal mud flats of the lagoon not only host many local bird species, but also attract migratory birds every year. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere.

The town also borders onto the scenic West Coast National Park where you can enjoy many activities such as game viewing, cycling and hiking.

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.

Distance from Cape Town: 116km
Where: R27
Coordinates: 33° 6′ 50″ S 18° 3′ 9″ E

Interesting things to do and see in Langebaan:

Elite Charters
The perfect complement to your holiday with a complete water sport package; leisurely Yacht Cruises on a 39ft Catamaran that can accommodate 40 guests or for the more adventurous try the Rubberduck, Fishing Charters or Wetbikes. Tailored Charters and Overnight trips and Fishing Trips can be booked for team building events, private events and weddings.

• Daily Cruises  • Tailored Charters  • Over Night Trips  • Special Events  • Private Parties  • Year End Functions  • Team Building  • Island Trips  • Weddings • Adventure Rides

Open 7 days a week | Booking Essential
Where: R27, inside Club Mykonos, Langebaan
Contact: +27 (0)72 702 9919 |  bookings@elitecharters.co.za  |  www.elitecharters.co.za

Bay Gallery

Bay Gallery – ‘Art in the heart of Langebaan’ showcases a wide variety of unique, local and selected South African artists work in various media, including paintings, sculpture and ceramics as well as hand woven mohair and handmade gifts. Find here more than 20 artistics impressions of “Jan” – the traditional fishing boat on Langebaan’s beach. The gallery specializes in curating local artists’s work like Sandy Essau, Daan Samuels and Joan Schrauwen.

Open Monday – Saturday
Where: Marra Square, Bree Street, Langebaan
Contact: +27 (0)73 304 8744 |  baygallery@xsinet.co.za  |  www.baygallery.co.za

Albatross Guest House

Situated in the scenic town of Langebaan, Albatross Guest House offers comfortable accommodation to guests visiting this heritage rich coastal part of the Western Cape. Accommodation at the Albatross consists of 3 double rooms with private entrances, each with a small kitchenette, and one double room inside the main house. Breakfast and a packed lunch are both designed by the in-house chef from fresh produce from the area and Albatross Guesthouse will also make a reservation at a restaurant of your choice for dinner. The offered braai facilities, in a relaxing garden setting, is perfect for the visiting braai masters.

Breakfast is served in the main house where the morning papers and news are available for those guests who wish to remain in touch with world events. Weather permitting: breakfast can also be enjoyed in the garden. All rooms have DSTV and WiFi access. Laundry services and airport transfers will be arranged on request.

Accommodation • Breakfast • DTSV • WiFi available • Braai Facilities • Child Friendly • TripAdvisor • Online Booking Facilities

Where: 9 Jutten Street, Langebaan
Contact: 
+27 (0)82 820 5350 | info@albatrossguesthouse.com | www.albatrossguesthouse.com

Thali Thali Game Lodge
A pristine, privately owned game and fynbos reserve which is home to abundant bird-and-wildlife. Situated near near Langebaan and bordering the West Coast National Park, it’s ideally located as there is much to do and in the area. The accommodation at Thali Thali consist of was designed to create a unit incorporating the entertainment area with bar facilities and an open-air lapa. There are three West Coast-style self-catering chalets, five B&B luxury tents as well as a big old farmhouse with 4 bedrooms which is separate from all the others and ideal for families and groups.

Accommodation  • Child Friendly  • Bar  • Restaurant (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)  • Pool  • Wheelchair Accessibility (Rooms, Bedrooms & Bathrooms) • 3 Star Tourism Grading  • AA Grading • Trip Advisor  • Conference Facilities  • Wedding and Functions • Shop  • Game Drives  • Un-Guided Nature Walks  • Online Booking Facilities.

Where: R27, just before the Langebaan turn off
Contact:
+27 82 372 8637 | info@thalithali.co.za | www.thalithali.co.za

Club Mykonos Resort
Club Mykonos resort is a family friendly Mediterranean gateway to endless fun in the sun. When searching for accommodation in Langebaan Club Mykonos allows you to choose from 3 diverse self-catering accommodation products consisting of 361 luxurious Kalivas (apartments), with stunning views of the Langebaan lagoon and a host of things to do. Wet your water wings with activities ranging from fishing trips to wet bike rides to a relaxing cruise. While the kids enjoy a fun day out with Chester the Donkey and the bubbly staff at Club Onos, indulge yourself at the Health & Leisure Centre or play a round of Mini Golf. Fancy your luck? Dance with Lady Luck at the casino and then dance and dine the night away at any number of restaurants and bars across the resort. Sample the beauty of Langebaan on the West Coast, with the best of Mediterranean hospitality.

Accommodation • Restaurant • Conferencing • Child Friendly • Water & Land Activities • Spa • Casino

Open 7 days a week | Booking Essential
Where: R27, Mykonos Access Road, Langebaan
Contact: +27 (0) 22 707 7000 |  info@clubmykonos.co.zawww.clubmykonos.co.za

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