Aptly referred to as the 'Jewel of the West Coast', the picturesque town of Langebaan hugs the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon. After an easy one hour drive from Cape Town, visitors will discover tranquillity, vast open landscapes, a fascinating array of fauna and flora, delicious seafood, breathtaking azure-blue waters bordered by white sandy beaches and a rich historical heritage.

A visit to Langebaan will appeal to both adventure seekers and those needing respite from the fast pace of city living. With almost year-round sunny weather and safe water conditions, this is a world renowned mecca for kite surfers, wind surfers, kayakers, fishermen and yachtsmen.

Another attraction is the West Coast National Park (30 000ha) which borders the south side of the lagoon. The waters are home to flamingoes and whales and the park is well-known as a paradise for bird-watchers. Game viewing is possible within the park and the historic Geelbek restaurant and tourist centre are worth a visit. During the months of August and September, the magnificent spring flowers make for an unforgettable display. The West Coast National Park is also the place where "Eve's Footprint" was discovered; one of the earliest signs of human existence on the planet. The region's ancient history can be further enjoyed through a visit to the fascinating West Coast Fossil Park - situated just outside of town.

The kids can enjoy a visit to the fun park where they can try their hand at go-karts, quad bikes, trampolines or the waterslide. Meanwhile, Dad can enjoy a round of golf at the Country Club, while Mum can pamper herself with holistic beauty treatments, or browse around the many shops offering everything from curios, clothing, sports gear and home interiors to arts and crafts.

Horse riding is also a popular outdoor activity and viewing the town from the water's edge is a must - so make sure that you book yourself a lagoon cruise. When night falls you can try your luck in the casino, or enjoy live entertainment at the popular Club Mykonos Resort.


Contact Information

Office Hours:

Open: Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00
Sat: 09:00-14:00 (including public holidays)

Emergency Numbers:

Ambulance - 10177
Police - 022 707 5142/3
Fire Brigade - 083 444 9851
NSRI - 082 990 5966
Hospital - Govt - 022 709 7200
Hospital - Pvt - 022 719 1030


Saldanha Bay Tourism
Langebaan Office

120 Oostewal Road

Shop 2, Langebaan


Contact Details

Tel: 022 772 1515
Fax: 086 614 8643


Towns in the Peninsula


Location Map: Langebaan