Langebaan lies about 100 Km West of Cape Town next to the
Langebaan Lagoon and is also known as the ornithological capital
of South Africa with over 300 species of birds. The place
has a Mediterranean climate with long sunny days; the summers
are cool and breezy while the winters are never too cold.
Such an ideal collection of desirables is what makes Langebaan
properties some of the sought after in the country.
Langebaan is a Mecca of sorts for bird watchers who flock
to the West Coast National Park found here for a sight of
some of the most beautiful birds that are indigenous to the
place. If you are an avid bird watcher then you are recommended
to check out the park during the spring season which is from
August to September which is when the park is most active.
You can also spot whales from October to November.
Another attraction which draws in many tourists' year in
and year out is the white sand beach surrounding the crystal
clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon around which the town
is founded. You can try water sports in the protected and
mild waters of the lagoon which is ideal for fishing, kayaking,
sailing, and kite-surfing. There are also many facilities
for water sport enthusiasts to avail on. One really unique
aspect of Langebaan is that the town does not allow any industries
in order to protect its culture and history as a fishing,
holiday and retirement village.
Langebaan also has many resorts which host a number of annual
events, festivals and exhibitions. As these can accommodate
a large number of guests and artists they are very popular,
especially with the tourists. Many competitions and fund raising
events are also organized here. These sporting events include
cycling, downwind dash, triathlons and car gymkhanas. Other
popular activities which are held here include a monthly craft
market, art exhibitions which are held throughout the year
and which give local artists a chance to showcase their talents.
Langebaan also hosts the church bazaar along with the Annual
Langebaan Mussel Festival, which is held in the first week
For those looking for a good holiday, Langebaan has upmarket
accommodations and holiday homes, many restaurants, a world
class golf course, tennis courts, two caravan parks, a bowling
green, yacht club and standard retail outlets which offers
everything from seafood, groceries and hardware.
Attractions in Langebaan
Bird Island Nature Reserve: Bird Island is home to
thousands of birds and also penguins. The island is accessible
via a break water wall from Lambert's Bay and houses one of
the largest colonies of Cape Gannet in the world. Bird Island
also has a very modern and new bird hide which is a rave with
students of ornithology and casual bird watchers. You can
easily spot the Gannet doing there mating dances from April
to September, not to mention the incredible sounds that these
birds produce while in their nests.
Langebaan Golf Course: The World famous Golf Course
at Langebaan Country Club is a 70 minute drive from Cape Town
and is an 18 hole championship course, spread out over 6 Km.
The course offers the golfers a beautiful panoramic view of
the hills and granite outcrops. The golf course also has a
manmade lake which is its primary water hazard and which also
acts as a freshwater bathing hole for many sea birds.
Rocherpan Nature Reserve: Bird enthusiasts who are
regular visitors to this beautiful Nature Reserve do indeed
mention the wonderful and incredible bird life found there,
but often miss out on the fact that the place is also perfect
for watching whales. The Rocherpan Nature reserve is just
a 25 Km drive north of Velddrif near Dwarskerbos.
West Coast Fossil Park: For the lovers of fossils
from the bygone eras, the West Coast Fossil Park offers one
of the best guided tours of "live" excavations which
are currently going on in the place. Most of the fossils found
here are from the Pliocene era (which is 5 million years old).
The tours will give you an insight into the flora and fauna
of the area as it was during the Pliocene era and also the
climate changes which the place has witnessed. Besides you
can also see paleontologists working and talk to them to get
a better glimpse on how they work and the latest discoveries
in the field.
West Coast National Park: The West Coast National
Park gives shelter to many thousands of seabirds on islands
and beach stretches. Some really interesting things to see
while you are in there include Cape Grysbok, Caracal, Eland,
Red Hartebeest and Rock Hyrax. Bird watchers can also spot
Black Harrier Waders, and Flamingos. History enthusiasts also
spend a great deal of time searching for Eve's foot print
Langebaan is not only a great place to holiday; it's also
a great place to invest in. Langebaan properties that are
for sale are some of the best and most ideal pieces of land
that you can own and are highly regarded, both locally and
internationally. People who pay Langebaan a visit hardly leave
the place without looking for Langebaan houses for sale.
Langebaan properties come in all the flavors of residential
and holiday houses. These range from multi-storey, beachfront
mansions running into millions of Rand to affordable and comfortable
houses, townhouses, flats, cottages, even vacant land and
caravan stands. Langebaan also offers many 2 to 3 bedroom
guesthouses and back-packer's accommodation. Proud owners
lucky enough to have bought a Langebaan property for sale
and people who visit this beautiful little town are treated
to a host of activities ranging from the Stompneus Darby to
the Spring Wildflower Festival and of course the West Coast
Arts Festival. You can also experience regular cultural and
sports which are held all the year round there. Finding a
Langebaan property for sale is one of the best investments
for people with any budget. Not only are you offered an extremely
pleasant and ideal location for residence but also a tranquil
and healthy lifestyle. Inquire about some Langebaan properties
today and find that dream home you have always wanted!