A lekker list of things to do in Langebaan, the “Jewel of the West Coast”

The lovely town of Langebaan serves as a starting point for exploring the area’s stunning beaches, varied landscape, and exciting nightlife. Because of this, many residents of Cape Town and the surrounding area enjoy taking lovely weekend getaways to this coastal location. Locals and visitors converge here to relax and take a break. So, you’re making travel arrangements and preparing... Read more → The post A lekker list of things to do in Langebaan, the “Jewel of the West Coast” appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

A lekker list of things to do in Langebaan, the “Jewel of the West Coast”

The lovely town of Langebaan serves as a starting point for exploring the area’s stunning beaches, varied landscape, and exciting nightlife. Because of this, many residents of Cape Town and the surrounding area enjoy taking lovely weekend getaways to this coastal location. Locals and visitors converge here to relax and take a break. So, you’re making travel arrangements and preparing to visit this appealing seaside destination. Are you looking for things to do in Langebaan?

This well-known tourist destination has much to offer everyone. Amazing tours, magnificent animals, and outdoor excursions are all available. If you aren’t lounging on the beach, you might be celebrating at the Mykonos Casino. Watch out for the local wildlife as you visit the West Coast National Park.

Iconic Eats 

A trip to Langebaan isn’t complete without experiencing the iconic Die Strandloper Seafood Boma. Not your typical restaurant, Die Strandloper is situated on the beach and serves seafood in a seriously unique way. Straight from the sea and braaied in the open air.

Picture: Die Strandloper / Facebook

Picture: Die Strandloper / Facebook

Get your belly ready for a mouthwatering 10-course meal. On the menu is everything from braaied snoek with potatoes and patats to kreef, a real treat. Roosterkoek (fresh bread) served with farm butter and homemade jams is a highlight.

Picture: Die Strandloper / Facebook

Fresh seafood is prepared and cooked family-style. There are no single orders. Rather, everything is cooked in bulk for the ultimate seafood “buffet” experience. It’s a family affair and sharing is at the heart of the concept. Bookings are absolutely essential.

  • Contact: 0022 7722 490 | 083 22 77 195 | info@strandloper.com
  • Directions: From Cape Town, take the R27 towards Velddrif. After about 90km, turn left at the Engen Service Station into Oostewal Road. After 10km, turn right at the second traffic circle. Go over the stop street. Turn left onto our gravel road about 300 metres further on (you’ll see the signboards on your left as you approach).
  • Cost: Adults R350 p/p | Children 12 years and over are full price|Under 5s eat free | Ages 5 to 11 pay R80 each (excludes the half crayfish).
  • Note: No credit card facilities.

Picture: Die Strandloper / Facebook

Well-fed and ready for adventure, there are plenty of activities to explore and sights to see in Langebaan. Let’s begin!

7 things to do in Langebaan

Langebaan, dubbed the “Jewel of the West Coast” by some, welcomes you on an adventure.

Explore protected natural places. Families have a lot of great fun to look forward to. There are various opportunities for those who want to try their luck at games. If you haven’t already, discover the reasons that make Langebaan such a desirable vacation destination.

Insider tip: If you don’t see each of these sights, your visit will not be complete.

1. Langebaan Lagoon

langebaan lagoon

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We start our list of things to do in Langebaan with the Langebaan Lagoon.

Langebaan Lagoon is a great place for lovers of watersports because of the area’s clear waters and moderate climate. Kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, and other popular pursuits come to mind. On the other hand, the lagoon is a well-known wetland that attracts migratory as well as local birds. Black harriers, grey-winged francolins, and Karoo larks, among numerous other bird species, have all been spotted.

  • Opening times: 24 hours
  • Cost: Free
  • Address: 1 Bree Street, Langebaan

2. Mykonos Casino

Next, you might not need an introduction to this well-regarded casino with a name inspired by Greek mythology. Visit Mykonos Casino if you’re seeking entertainment, gaming, or events. It’s hardly surprising that this is one of the most popular things to do in Langebaan, given everything it has to offer. Try your luck at slots, roulette, or blackjack to see how long it lasts. Events at Mykonos Casino that offer greater payouts make gambling more enjoyable. After all that excitement, Café Vigour will sate your appetite.

  • Opening times: Sunday to Thursday, 9.30am to 1am* and Friday to Saturday, 9.30am to 3am**
  • Cost: Prices vary
  • Address: Mykonos Access Road, Mykonos, Langebaan

*Alcohol is served until 12.30am
**Alcohol is served until 1.30am

Also read: Club Mykonos: your little piece of Greece, right here in Langebaan

3. West Coast National Park

west coast national park things to do in langebaan

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From Yzerfontein to Langebaan, this spot is surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. Because of this, it would take days to thoroughly explore the park’s expansive landscape. Consequently, you might wish to make frequent trips to West Coast National Park! The amazing sights all around you could leave you in amazement. Kraalbaai, for instance, offers exhilarating water sports. Experience the paradise in Preekstoel and the green Postberg, which are only open in the spring. You can experience all of this and more at West Coast National Park.

Opening times: September to March, 7am – 7pm and April to August, 7am to 6pm

  • Cost: During flower season – R100 for South Africans; R150 for SADC visitors and R220 for international visitors. Children between 2 and 11 years of age pay half price. You must present your South African ID (and Wild Card if you have one as you get a reduced entry fee). Outside of flower season – R70 for South Africans; R105 for SADC visitors and international visitors. Children between 2 and 11 years of age pay half price.
  • Address: West Coast DC

Also read: “Eve’s footprints” discovered near Langebaan? Researchers weigh in

4. Sunnypark Fun Park Langebaan

Families visiting this tourist treasure won’t feel left out. Sunnypark offers the kids plenty of fun during the school holidays and on weekends. There are numerous exciting activities to enjoy. Some fun stuff to do includes the super tube, slip ‘n slide, trampolines, mini golf, and more. Your little ones’ safety is a top priority for this company.

  • Opening times: Fridays, 1pm to 5pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: Prices vary
  • Address: 1 Padrao Street, Langebaan

5. West Coast Fossil Park

west coast fossil park things to do in langebaan

Image source: @westcoastfossilpark / Instagram

Among the many things to do in Langebaan, even history fans and those who are interested in natural history will find something to do. For instance, the West Coast Fossil Park, next to Langenbaanweg, has fossil sites that contain the remnants of species that lived about 5.2 million years ago. See the fossils of creatures like sabre-tooth cats, bears, short-necked giraffes, and other intriguing species.

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 3pm (Tour times to weekly, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, and weekends, 10am, 11am and 12pm)

  • Cost: Prices range from R30 to R100 for adults, R20 to R70 for pensioners and students (with valid student cards) and R20 to R30 for children (under 15 years)
  • Address: R45, Langebaanweg, Vredenburg, West Coast

6. Saldanha Bay

For fans of water sports, tourists, and wildlife, Saldanha Bay is a paradise. Hoedjeskoppie Nature Reserve, located in the centre of Saldanha, has traditional fishermen’s cottages and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area all the way to Table Mountain. During the spring, the area around Saldanha Bay bursts with colour. Numerous bird species that frequent the area and whales out at sea in the spring and winter will appeal to animal lovers.

  • Opening times: 24 hours
  • Cost: Prices vary
  • Address: Saldanha Bay, West Coast

7. !Khwa ttu Nature Reserve

Khwa ttu Nature Reserve

Image source: @khwattu / Instagram

Discover one of the more tranquil and educational things to do in Langebaan by going to the Khwa ttu Nature Reserve. You will be rewarded for exploring the wildlife reserve with breathtaking views of the surrounding regions. Additionally, the !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre is housed there. As a result, you will encounter beautiful environments and fauna and discover a lot about some of the Earth’s most ancient civilizations.

  • Opening times: Weekly, 9am to 5pm
  • Cost: Tours are R160 per person while prices vary for accommodation.
  • Address: Grootwater Farm, R27, Yzerfontein

Thrilling things to do in Langebaan

While you’re in town, there are several ways to peel back the layers of Langebaan. Of course, you could go at your own pace. There are, however, a variety of fascinating tours, bars, and thrilling and daring things to explore. Look them up.

8. Jetskiing

jetskiing club mykonos things to do in langebaan

Image source: @clubmykonos / Instagram

The town’s beachfront location ensures that fans of water sports will have a great time. In this instance, expect thrilling enjoyment from jetskiing excursions provided by Langebaan Jetskis at Club Mykonos. To enjoy adventures in the sun and on the lagoon waters, be sure to rent a wet bike.

  • Opening times: 24 hours
  • Cost: Contact Club Mykonos
  • Address: Mykonos Access Road, Mykonos, Langebaan

9. Motorcycle tours

Those who love to feel the wind in their face and hair should enjoy this next item on our list of things to do in Langebaan. There’s nothing like exploring a town on the back of a motorcycle. Various companies in Langebaan offer this experience. Moreover, a number of routes are available. As a result, expect loads of adventure with motorcycle tours.

  • Cost: Prices vary

10. Black Eagle Brewing Co.

black eagle brewery

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Besides the casino, there are other aspects to this town’s nightlife. Why not check out the bar and brewery at Black Eagle Brewing Co.? Sample a range of beers from Black Eagle and other local craft breweries. Indulge in craft beer, a buzzing atmosphere, and fun with board games.

  • Opening times: Thursday, 12pm to 6pm, Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday, 11am to 6pm
  • Cost: Contact Black Eagle
  • Address: Shop 7, Queens Cottage, Suffren Street, Langebaan

11. Kayaking

Kayaking is a great activity in the waterways near Langebaan and throughout the West Coast. Additionally, this trip is provided by a number of tour companies in and around the town. There are plenty of things to do on this list for kayak enthusiasts to enjoy in Langebaan.

Cost: Prices vary

12. Quad biking, archery and paintball

quad biking langebaan

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You might be wondering why these three activities are grouped together as you read through this list of things to do in Langebaan. In their packages, many businesses in Langebaan provide some or all of these. Adventures on quad bikes are ideal in the terrain surrounding the town. Exciting paintball matches are perfect for groups searching for something to do together. On the other hand, some visitors might choose to try their accuracy at an available archery range.

  • Cost: Prices vary

13. Boat tours

Boat cruises work well in the environment that Langebaan Lagoon offers. Additionally, there are various boat excursion companies in the town from which to choose. Get ready to explore the lagoon on the water in a novel way. Such tours are excellent for team-building exercises, exclusive events, or private cruises for two.

  • Cost: Prices vary

14. Bus tours

The next activity on our list of things to do in Langebaan lets you take in the sights and sounds of the community while someone else drives. There are numerous tour companies that offer half-day, full-day, and 2-3 hour day tours.

  • Cost: Prices vary

15. Kite surfing packages

Both seasoned and novice kite surfers are welcomed in the community. Veterans know what to look for, but novices can learn from a variety of resources at Langebaan. In Langebaan, the wind does increase in the late afternoon, creating ideal conditions for kite surfing.

  • Cost: Prices vary

16. Thali Thali Game Lodge’s archery

The following activity on our list of things to do in Langebaan is for you if archery is more your thing. Both experienced and novice archers are welcome at Thali Thali Game Lodge. Veterans can enjoy the 3D archery course: 23 life-sized 3D rubber animal targets are used throughout the course to simulate actual hunting scenarios. On the other hand, anyone interested in learning can take lessons from certified archery instructors. Bring your own bow or rent one from the lodge’s archery shop.

  • Opening times: By appointment only, contact the lodge
  • Cost: Archery lesson – R150 per person, Bow hire – R150 per person, 3d archery range – R150
  • Address: Zoutekuilen Farm, R27, Langebaan

17. Horse rides

Many horse riding trails are available throughout Langebaan. In addition, various companies offering horse riding packages are spread throughout the town. While this activity is for experienced riders, those looking to learn are welcome too. Enjoy tours on horseback through nature reserves, along the coast, and more.

  • Cost: Prices vary

18. Cape Columbine

cape columbine things to do in langebaan

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As we near the end of our guide of to things to do in Langebaan, we come to the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. The furthest westerly destination in the Cape, the nature reserve is less than a 50-minute drive from Langebaan. Cape Columbine is famous for its lighthouse; the last manned lighthouse that was built on South Africa’s coast. Get stunning views of the surrounding area when you get to the top of the lighthouse.

  • Opening times: Daylight hours, Lighthouse – Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), 10am to 3pm
  • Cost: Prices vary
  • Address: West Coast Peninsula

19. Saronsberg Cellar

A picturesque wine estate is located more than a 90-minute drive from Langebaan. Saronsberg Cellar provides you with gorgeous surrounding scenery and impressive art that accentuates its wine-tasting tours. The wine estate has won several awards for its many wines. Find out why when you go on a wine-tasting tour.

  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm, Sunday 10am to 1pm
  • Cost: Wines range from R200 to R700, Wine tasting tour – contact Saronsberg Cellar for information
  • Address: Waveren Road, Tulbagh

20. Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve

cape gannet lambert's bay bird island

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Now, for the final item on our list of things to do in Langebaan. The Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve is one of just six places in the world where Cape gannets breed, and is the one where you can get up close. Aside from thousands of Cape gannets, also look out for Cape cormorants, kelp gulls, and more. Check weather reports ahead of when you plan to visit. While the nature reserve is accessible via the mainland, if the seas are too rough, there will be no access to Bird Island.

  • Opening times: Daily, 8am to 6pm (by reservation only)
  • Cost: Adults, R40 and Children, R20
  • Address: Lambert’s Bay

You now know what this tourist destination offers for your enjoyment. Have you chosen what to start with yet? To have an unparalleled experience of Langebaan, don’t miss any of them.

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