Langebaan


Wild Flower Season
The natural phenomenon of flower season along the Cape West Coast in the Western Cape draws thousands of visitors from around the country and from around the world, between August and September each year; but, the wild flowers have been known to bloom as early as July and as late as October, depending on weather conditions.

Postberg Flower Reserve
The reserve is not always available for you to visit. Even though it forms part of the West Coast National Park, this part of it is disturbed as little as possible so that, when spring comes, great swathes of flowers can erupt in virtually every nook and cranny of the reserve and reward everyone for their patience. 

West Coast National Park
The park surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon, a water sports junkie’s paradise with awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet. In summer, migratory water birds flock in thousands from as far away as northern Eurasia. In the middle of the lagoon is Schaapen Island, a bird sanctuary that is off limits, but you can paddle close to it and watch the garrulous marine birds. The park is a good place for cycling and spotting eland and small animals but the star attraction is the spring wildflower spectacle.
Tel: +27 22 772 2144
Fax: +27 22 772 2607
Email: moipone.thathane@sanparks.org
Website: www.sanparks.org

Birdwatching
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.

Thali-Thali 
Privately owned Thali-Thali borders the West Coast National Park near Langebaan. The reserve is home to abundant birdlife and a wide variety of antelope. Kudu, oryx, giraffe, red hartebeest, eland, zebra, springbok, black wildebeest, duiker, bontebok and steenbok are all easy to spot. Guests are free to explore on foot to view the birds and animals.
Address: Off the R27
Tel: +27 22 766 1626
Fax: +27 86 650 9861
Cell: +27 82 372 8637
Email: bookings@thalithali.co.za
Website: http://www.thalithali.co.za/

Whale watching
August to November is usually the best time to spot whales. Tsaarsbak is one of the good viewing points in Langebaan.

Eve’s Footprint
The oldest known footprint of a modern human – Eve’s Footprint – was also discovered in the park on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon in 1995. The fossil footprint is dated at about 117 000 years old.

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
Address: Off the R45
Tel: +27 22 766 1606
Fax: +27 22 766 1765 
Cell: +27
Email: wcfpark@iafrica.com
Website: http://www.fossilpark.org.za/

Oldest pulpit in South Africa
The Langebaan Dutch Reformed church is the proud owner of the oldest pulpit in the country.
This church with its Neo-Gothic features was donated to the parish of Hopefield in 1872 as a chapel of ease by a member of the congregation, Mr Willem van der By. The church buil"ing taken into use on I April 1872. The yellowwOOd pulpit inside the church was made in 1721 by Adam Albertyn, progenitor of the Albertyn family in South Africa, for the Dutch Reformed Church in Stellenbosch. After 130 years of service there. it was donated to the Zoutrivier (now Hopefield) congregation in 1853, from where it was transferred by ox-wagon to the Langebaan church in 1878. This yellowwood pulpit is undoubtedly the oldest existing pulpit in South Africa. 10/2/1072
Tel: +27 22 772 2813

Bay Gallery in Langebaan
Langebaan is not entirely devoted to the outdoors. For culture lovers, the Bay Gallery in Bree street showcases the work of local artists, in various media, including paintings, sculpture and textiles. 
Tel: +27 73 304 8744
Email: baygallery@xsinet.co.za
Website: http://www.baygallery.co.za

Sunny Park
Sunny Park is a fun park in the centre of Langebaan on the West Coast. For the past 25 years we offer a variety of activities for the whole family. For a day filled with fun and entertainment, Sunny Park is the place to be.  Our fun park activities include water slides (super tube), paintball target shooting, trampolines, jumping castle, braai facilities, jungle gym, 18 hole mini golf, kiddies slip 'n slide, tv games, pool tables & pedal karts.
Address: Padroa Street
Tel: +27 22 772 2293
Fax: +27
Cell: +27 82 379 0450
Email:
Website: http://www.sunnypark.co.za

Club Mykonos
Found on the shore of the Langebaan Lagoon Club Mykonos is a family friendly resort that has something to offer every member of the family. The West Coast is a unique region of the country and Club Mykonos is a highlight when visiting the area. With a variety of activities available there will be something to keep you entertained whether you wish to relax are looking for adventure.
Address: Leentjiesklip Road
Tel: +27 22 707 7788
Fax: +27 22 772 2303
Cell: +27
Email: info@clubmykonos.co.za
Website: http://www.clubmykonos.co.za

W/C National Park Mountain Bike Trail
This mountain bike trail allows you to enjoy many experiences from an intimate up close feel in amongst the fynbos, to the breathtaking views of the Lagoon from top of Seeberg. A variety of animals can be spotted, including caracal, bat eared foxes, porcupines, duiker, bontebok, springbok, ostriches, and a world class selection of birds.

Mountain Bike Trails W/C Fossil Park
The Fossil park trail is a time warp experience, riding in one of the richest fossil sites in the world on a mountain bike. Educational and informative fossil tours are available for the curios. The West Coast Fossil park is a national museum site with a rich heritage of geophysical forces, prehistoric animals, mining exploitation, fossil discovery and natural regeneration. Starting from the park visitor centre, there are 4 different marked trail options of varying distances covering the entire 250Ha park. The trails utilise the old mining roads on the property, and there are some tricky uphill and downhill sections for the adventurous. The northern end of the park has a good view of the Saldanha and Vredenberg areas. Being out in the open on the dirt is a great way to appreciate and view the emerging fynbos. The route along the western end leads to the longest climb of the ride with a view over the dig site. The scenic trail back passes the bird hide and then winds its way back to the visitor centre and coffee shop.

Langebaan Lagoon Cycle Challenge
The event starts on the banks of the Langebaan Lagoon in the picturesque village of Langebaan. As the route winds exclusively through the West Coast National Park it takes you through some of the  most beautiful scenery on the West Coast. The route closely hugs the shoreline of South Africa's only saltwater lagoon as you pass through Strandveld vegetation before making your way across the peninsula that divides the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the Langebaan Lagoon. 
Appreciate the azure blue waters of this fantastic coastline as you pass landmarks such as Preekstoel, Kraalbaai, Geelbek and Schrywershoek. Be on the lookout for the many animals that roam the West Coast National Park, as this in itself makes it a very special ride. 
The rolling hills have interesting names such as Skunk Hill, Fanie se Kop and Seeberg that makes for a challenging yet enjoyable day out. This ride is one of very few fun rides that have a hilltop finish. It finishes back in Langebaan at the top of Stumpnose Rock (affectionately known as Mamba Hill) with a breathtaking view of the lagoon as the backdrop. 

West Coast Marathon
The Weskus Marathon ­is a marathon race held annually in the West Coast Nature Reserve, next to Langebaan on South Africa's West Coast.
Runners are driven to the starting point by bus. The race is run entirely in the nature reserve, except for the finish in Langebaan. The route is memorable for its scenery with runners taking in views of the sea and lagoon. There is a "heartbreak hill" at the 39 km mark where many runners are forced to walk.

West Coast National Park Hiking Trails
Different trails in the park:
* Strandveld Educational Trail
30km/2 day; average; self-guided; circular day loops from same base; in a National Park; dormitories in stables fully catered; 30 persons max
* Postberg Wild Flower Trail 
24km/2 days; difficult; circular; in a National Park; own tents; 12 persons max; bookings open 1 April each year
* Geelbek 
4 trails from 7-16 km; 2-6 hours; average; circular; in a National Park; 30 persons max; gate entrance fee charged.
* Steenbok Day Trail
14 km; Easy trail; Suitable for children; The trail, which is open only in August and September, is limited to 20 hikers a day and must be booked in advance; gate entrance fee charged.

Oliphantskop Horse Trails.
Oliphantskop offers magical scenic rides over the highest Koppie in Langebaan, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the Western Cape's precious Fauna & Flora.  Also have the opportunity to see our majestic Black Eagles soaring over the old Granite Quarries in the Langebaan Bird Reserve. 
Tel: +27 22 772 2326
Fax: +27 86 579 2981
Email: info@oliphantskop.co.za
Website: http://www.oliphantskop.co.za

Fishing

You can fish in the lagoon, or you can go out into the ocean for deep-sea fishing.

Kite Flying
Fly a Kite on the beach at Langebaan. It is lots of fun for old and young.

Golf
This beautifully maintained course bears testament to South African golf legend Gary Player Design's legendary design philosophy with its well-positioned bunkers and his typical routing for golfers of varying skill levels. Add amazing natural rock formations, a large water feature to devide the fairways, a colourful carpet of natural wild flowers, abundant bird life and a variety of buck species, and you're guaranteed a great round of golf, regardless of your score.

Sailing
Spend the day cruising around the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon and indulge in the tranquil surroundings of your sheltered anchorage at Kraal Bay – jump off the boat for a refreshing swim  - relax to the gentle rhythm of the azure lagoon waters  - enjoy your sundowner while watching one of our spectacular sunsets.

Hobie Cat
A Hobie Cat is a small sailing catamaran manufactured by the Hobie CatCompany. Adrenaline sailing at its best! The pristine warmer water and reliable winds provide an idyllic playground for speeds of up to 50km/h in good winds. It’s the most awesome fun you can have in a wetsuit!

The Tropico Sunset Cruises
The Tropico is a 26 meter by 9 meter boat based at Club Mykonos. The boat is equipped with a fully licensed bar and music to create a relaxed atmosphere. Go and enjoy a fabulous sunset cruise. 

Kitesurfing
Langebaan has some intimidating wind speeds and as such have managed to sustain a large kite surfing community and establish itself as a leading town playing a vital role of the enrichment of the sport.Lessons and gear are available from Cape Sports Centre.

Windsurfing
Windsurfing on the Langebaan lagoon is all about experiencing clear waters and blue skies, adrenaline and pure ecstasy.  With its flat water and wind conditions, Langebaan attracts windsurfing enthusiasts from all over the world and is internationally recognised as a top boardsailing spot.

Surfing
Surfing is the oldest form of wave riding! Even though it is the oldest, it is still the most popular! Go and visit Cape Sport Center, it is near the mouth of the Langebaan Lagoon which allows you to be able to surf and body board in front of the center. It has the perfect waves, not too powerful and has little or no currents. Children and adults are welcome to come and learn how to do it. 

Jet Ski
Combine the power of jets with the splendour of nature

Kayaking
With only the sound of the birds and the water lapping against your craft, kayaking is a serene experience of nature. Take a morning spin for a fresh start to the day and watch seals with their morning catch, as you paddle out onto the azure waters of the lagoon. In Spring, you might catch a glimpse of a whale surfacing or be delighted by a school of dolphins, playing in your small wake.

High-Speed boat rides

This high speed adventure will have everyone smiling!