Langebaan is extremely popular with fishermen and those who want to get away from the crowds. And so close to Cape Town (1 hour drive), so a perfect weekend getaway. Almost all year round guaranteed sunshine, but with changing temperatures, and always a good wind present so this makes Langebaan a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. A wonderful place to go surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing. Kayaking, sailing and fishing are also possible. In a few days you can master the sailing here at the sailing school.
It’s a place to unwind and if you have trouble with that, look for the “Slow Five”. Turtles, whales, sand sharks, porcupines, and dune moles show you that the world swells when you sit here and observe. In the Postberg area (only open in August and September) within the West Coast National Park you can see moose, wildebeest, hartebeest, bontebok, springbok, kudu and the mountain zebra, but patience is also needed here. This is also at this time that the fields are full of wild flowers in all colors of the rainbow! It must be a sunny day if the flowers want to show their colors.
Cycling is a popular activity in the West Coast national park and in addition to wildlife you can also see the oldest human footprint. The fossil print of “Eva’s footprint” was discovered in 1995 on the banks of the Langebaan lagoon and is around 117,000 years old.
North of Langebaan you will find the Country Golf Club where you can play golf close to the coast.
Just outside the village you will find the West Coast Fossil Park, the only fossil park in South Africa. Where even a print has been found of the hitherto only bear of Africa amid 200 other types of fossil print. Take advantage of a tour and go hunting for your own fossils.