The coastal town of Langebaan is known as the “Jewel of the West Coast”. As it is set on both a natural, salt water lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, its an unbeatable choice for water sport enthusiasts.
The lagoon stretches for 17 km from Saldanha Bay, past Langebaan to Geelbek in the South. In places it is up to 4 km wide.
On the edge of the West Coast National Park, Langebaan has white beaches, flat turquoise water, and cross shore winds that make it the ultimate playground for water lovers.
The mild climate and protected waters of the lagoon make Langebaan popular for sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing and fishing, and the town offers numerous holiday accommodations for water sport enthusiasts.
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.
A monthly craft market as well as art exhibitions through the year, showcase the talents of local artists. Langebaan hosts the annual Mussel Festival, which takes place on the first weekend of October.
The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town. It is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains.
To protect its culture as a fishing, holiday and retirement village, the town allows no industries.
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