Geography and History
Aptly referred to as the 'Jewel of the West Coast', the picturesque town of Langebaan hugs the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon. One hours drive from Cape Town, visitors will discover tranquillity, vast open landscapes, breathtaking blue waters bordered by white sandy beaches and a rich historical heritage.
For the holiday-maker Langebaan boasts a range of accommodation choices including lodges, bed and breakfast establishments, self-catering, hotels, camp sites etc
Almost year round sunshine, safe waters and reliable winds make Langebaan paradise for water sports 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.
Bird-watchers visit the area to view the over 300 species of birds found in the lagoon waters of the West Coast National Park. The park is most busy during the spring flower season (August to September) when the wild flowers are in bloom.
Whales can be spotted during October and November.
Club Mykonos Resort hosts a number of annual events, festivals and exhibitions.
Other activities on offer include hiking, bowls, tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, moonlight meanders and golf.
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Langebaan has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit www.langebaan-info.co.za.
|Langebaan Tourism Office Information|
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