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||Langebaan, Western Cape,
Langebaan is a town in the
Western Cape province of South Africa on the eastern shore of Langebaan
Lagoon, and on the Cape West Coast. The town is situated 120 km north
of Cape Town, just off the R27, about 28 km from Vredenburg and 20km from
The Lagoon stretches for
17km from Saldanha Bay, past Langebaan to Geelbek in the South. In places
it is up to 4 km wide.
Langebaan Lagoon was formed by the rising and falling of sea levels
during pre-historic times. This is unlike most lagoons which form where
fresh water rivers enter the sea. As a result, Langebaan Lagoon is a purely
salt water lagoon.
can view more than 300 species of birds 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, forming a colourful
carpet of blossoms.
For those interested in whalewatching,
whales can be spotted during October and November each year. The white
sand beaches surrounding the clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are one
of the main attractions of Langebaan. The mild climate and protected
waters of the lagoon make the area popular for sailing, kayaking,
and fishing, and the town offers numerous holiday facilities for water
sport enthusiasts. To protect its culture as a fishing, holiday and retirement
village, the town allows no industries.
Large-scale sporting events
such as triathlons, the downwind dash, cycling, car gymkhanas and more
are held in Langebaan. A monthly craft market as well as art exhibitions
through the year, showcase the talents of local artists. Community events
includes the church bazaar and the annual Langebaan Mussel Festival,
which takes place on the first weekend of October. There is a large casino
resort close by, golf courses and numerous guest houses, some excellent
restaurants and a fun beachfront pub.
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House, Guest House, LANGEBAAN
Just an hour‘s drive, north
from Cape Town, you will find Langebaan. A town - situated between a salt-water
lagoon rich in marine and bird life and the West Coast National Park. And
where better to stay than Harrison's House while you experience all the
attractions the West Coast has to offer? Situated on a hillside overlooking
the Langebaan Lagoon, Harrison's House affords magnificent panoramic views
of sunrise and sunset. Harrison's House offers luxury Bed & Breakfast
accommodation in a tranquil, stylish setting with 3 individually decorated
rooms, all air conditioned, all with seperate en suite bath and shower
and queen size beds. Safe and secure off street parking is provided as
well as a same day laundry service for our guests. A heated salt water
pool in the secluded courtyard and a small excercise room is available
to all guests. A sundeck with spectacular view of the lagoon and bay is
the ideal spot to start the day while you enjoy breakfast.
Moya Guest House, LANGEBAAN
Langebaan was once home
to the largest whaling station in the Southern Hemisphere, which fortunately
is now no longer in operation! Situated on South Africa's beautiful West
Coast, Langebaan offers the unique waters of the Lagoon and Saldahna Bay
as it's main draw. The warm, safe waters allow windsurfers, Kiteboarders,
Kayakers and fishermen breath taking views and some of the best conditions
in the world! The town it's self is home to some very original South
African gems, Die Strandloper, Froggies, Pearly's on The Beach and of course
'Eve's Footprint!' Eve's Footprint was discovered on the entrance to the
Lagoon and is one of the earliest proof of modern man's or woman's existence
on this planet! Over 170,000 years old, this fossil shows how people have
been coming to this town for a lot longer than we thought!
Guest House, Bed & Breakfast, LANGEBAAN
Situated in the idyllic
West Coast holiday town of Langebaan, and only 20m from the beach, Sandra's
Guest House is the perfect retreat for your weekend getaway. Enjoy
our delicious breakfast with a view of the lagoon, and take a gentle 2
minute stroll along the beach to the centre of town. All rooms are
furnished to a high standard and each have ensuite bathrooms. Braai facilities
are available for those guests who wish to relax "at home" during the evening.
Close to the West Coast Casino at Mykonos and borders the West Coast National
Park. We are located just off the beach. With the
lagoon on our doorstep, come and enjoy your stay at Sandra's Guest House,
whether it be for a family holiday, windsurfing, kitesurfing, hobie casting,
or kayaking right on our doorstep.
on Water, Guest House/B&B, LANGEBAAN
Luxury. stylish accommodation
with breathtaking views of the Langebaan Lagoon and countryside. All rooms
have full en suite bathrooms,are fully equipped and the tariffs are very
affordable. We offer fresh gourmet South African breakfasts while you can
experience peace and tranquility created by the music of a variety of birds,
guinae fowl and francolins in the green area adjacent to the house. Relax
in the lounge or linger on the deck chairs on the patio, whilst enjoying
panoramic views and healthy fresh air. 3 minutes drive to the beach and
West Coast National Park. A variety of outdoor activities close by.
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Farmhouse Hotel, LANGEBAAN
Our gracious hotel sits
on the hill above the Langebaan Lagoon on the Cape West Coast of South
Africa. Originally built in 1860 as the Panorama Farm Homestead, it was
beautifully restored in 1992, recreating the original Cape Dutch farmstead
atmosphere. It retains the charm of reed ceilings, huge fireplaces and
outstanding views of the lagoon. Our restaurant, the Panorama, named
after the original homestead, offers traditional Cape cuisine and an excellent
wine selection, specialising in wines of the West Coast and Swartland regions.
In winter a crackling fire spreads a warm glow over the Oregon furniture
and high ceilings. Enjoy the finest, fresh West Coast seafood – mussels
or fresh line fish, farm style chicken pie, oxtail and a variety of farm
fresh vegetables and salads. We have 18 rooms, with: television,
tea and coffee facilities, mini bar. 16 of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms,
- SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION - CAPE WEST COAST, SOUTH AFRICA
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Pebble's Pond, B&B/Self-Catering LANGEBAAN
Come and enjoy a relaxing
stay in lovely surroundings. We are within walking distance to the Beach
& Restaurants. We offer all of the following luxuries -Communal
lounge where you can relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
Self Catering, full equipped kitchen with Coffee & Tea facilities.
Microwave for the time you are in a hurry. Braai facilities with
deck chairs where you can catch a few sunrays. Need to cool down
a bit, the pool is there just for those times. Lovely view over the
lagoon from all 3 rooms. Linen, Towels, Soap, Hairdryer & Iron.
Daily cleaning service at a nominal extra cost. All of the following
are readily available in Langebaan vicinity: 18 Hole Golf Course,
Kite surfing, Sailing, Surfing, Fishing, Casino Mykonos, Horse Riding,
Quad Bike Riding, Whale watching, Boat Cruises.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
de Amici, Holiday Home, LANGEBAAN
de Amici is a holiday home with a balcony, situated in Langebaan. The property
features views of the sea and is 13 km from West Coast Fossil Park. Free
private parking is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen.
Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation.
Other facilities at Casa de Amici include a barbecue. You can play table
tennis and billiards at the property, and the area is popular for golfing.
A number of activities are offered in the area, such as windsurfing and
Apartments, Holiday Apartments, LANGEBAAN
Apartments offers spacious and well-appointed self-catering accommodation
in and around Langebaan. The apartments and houses are equipped with satellite
TV, DVD player, kite wash stations, equipped kitchen or kitchenette and
seating area. Properties feature a bath and/or shower. Extras include a
hairdryer, electronic safe and bed linen. Guests can make use of the facilities
at The Farmhouse Hotel, including complimentary internet. An array of activities
can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing, fishing
and kite surfing. The properties offer free parking. If you feel like visiting
the surroundings, check out Langebaan Golf Course (1.3 km) and West Coast
Fossil Park (15.7 km).
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