Almost year round sunshine, safe waters and reliable winds make the coastal town of Langebaan the ideal place for watersport lovers. The picturesque, modern town borders the scenic West Coast National Park. Nicknamed the ‘Jewel of the West Coast’, Langebaan is a short one hour drive from Cape Town and the bustling town has something for the whole family. The natural beauty attracts many outdoor lovers, while unique beach restaurants, abundant seafood and shopping attracts others.
Map of Area and Surrounds
One of the main attractions of Langebaan are the white sandy beaches surrounding the sparkling waters of the Langebaan Lagoon. To protect its culture as a fishing, holiday and retirement village, Langebaan does not allow any industries.
Close to the town, at Langebaanweg, is the West Coast Fossil Park, which is home to the ancient Big Five that once roamed this area. Visitors can enjoy an informative tour of a fossil dig and hunt for their own fossils. Those wanting a more active experience can go biking, hiking and horse riding through the park.
Large sporting events such as triathlons, the downwind dash, cycling, car gymkhanas and more take place in this area. There is a monthly craft market, as well as art exhibitions throughout the year in Langebaan. For seafood lovers, the Langebaan Mussel Festival takes place on the first weekend of October every year.
Adults can enjoy an abundance of entertainment at the casino at Club Mykonos, which also has a lot on offer for children. Club Mykonos Resort hosts a number of annual events, festivals and exhibitions. The Country Club provides a lush golf course for golf enthusiasts to enjoy a round.
Horse riding on the beach is a great way to experience the natural beauty of this area. Tranquil spa treatments are widely available to calm the mind and relax the body.