Adventures in Langebaan

Langebaan is situated on the West Coast approximately 1 hour from Cape Town. In spring the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon – a huge, beautiful enclosed piece of water stretching from the West Coast National Park to Saldanha Bay near the mouth – appear as an iridescent tapestry of multi coloured flowers.

The lagoon itself is a great water sports destination and the shallow wetland areas and islands are home to an astonishing variety and number of seabirds, including many summer…

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Adventures in Langebaan
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Langebaan is situated on the West Coast approximately 1 hour from Cape Town. In spring the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon – a huge, beautiful enclosed piece of water stretching from the West Coast National Park to Saldanha Bay near the mouth – appear as an iridescent tapestry of multi coloured flowers.

The lagoon itself is a great water sports destination and the shallow wetland areas and islands are home to an astonishing variety and number of seabirds, including many summer migrants. And the best way to see these birds is by sea kayak on an escorted trip.

If you don’t feel like paddling, you could also do a comfortable scenic trip on a power boat or a large sailing yacht. For the slightly more adventurous there are jet skis/wet bikes or standup paddle boards for hire, but the really adventurous water sports enthusiasts wait until the wind comes up in the afternoon and go kitesurfing or windsurfing.

Langebaan is internationally recognised as one of the world’s top board sailing destinations.

Langebaan Adventures

Boat Trips

Only about an hour from Cape Town, Langebaan Lagoon is a fantastic place to explore by boat. You can choose between sailing boats, power boats and even kayaks. Loads of birds, flowers on the shore in springtime, and beautiful ocean vistas make this a West Coast icon.

Deep Sea Fishing

If you’ve ever fancied yourself heading out to sea with rod and reel and pitting yourself against deep ocean fish, this is your chance. Whether you’re an expert angler or a wannabee fisherman, you can just jump on board as all equipment is supplied. The West Coast of Langebaan offers...

Jet Skiing

Riding a jet ski on the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon is so much fun. While speed is one of the advantages of jet skiing, the lagoon is so beautiful with so many birds and such amazing scenery, you will be tempted to slow down and appreciate the view. Langebaan is on the West Coast about an hour’s...

Kite Surfing

Langebaan Lagoon offers steady wind and dependable waves for great kitesurfing. Kitesurfers, windsurfers and boardsailors regularly spend a few days or a few weeks surfing or sailing here. The town is geared up for equipment sales, equipment hire, and boardsailing and kitesurfing tuition.

Kiteboarding

Dependable wind, turquoise water and lots of sunshine make the lovely West Coast town of Langebaan a windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca, so keen boardsailors travel here from all over the world. It’s the kind of town where hotels include board- and wetsuit-drying areas in each room. Kiteboarding...

Power Boating

A boat tour of the Langebaan Lagoon is a great way to see the islands, Kraalbaai and the West Coast National Park. Trips are on a high-tech and supremely efficient hydrofoil-supported catamaran or hysucat. It’s a great way to see lots of seabirds.

Sailing Charters

Whether you want to learn to sail a keelboat, or just want to head out to sea under sail, you can do it all from the vibey Langebaan Yacht Club in the Langebaan Lagoon. On a scenic sail you are likely to see lots seals, dolphins and seabirds - and, of course, fabulous scenery. You’re likely to...

Sea Kayaking

There is nothing better than paddling out on the Langebaan Lagoon in either your own or a rented sea kayak. Or you could join an escorted paddling trip. You’ll be paddling past sea birds and through some beautiful scenery. If you’re fit enough you can paddle all the way to Kraalbaai. It’s...

Stand up paddle Surfing (SUP)

Stand up paddle surfing, or SUP surfing is so much fun and not nearly as difficult as it looks. Langebaan is a great place to learn as it is relatively sheltered - well in some places. And it’s a short drive from Cape Town so it’s really accessible.

Sunset Cruises

The white sand beaches and clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon create a picture perfect setting for an adventure! The protected waters and consistent southeasterly breezes are known around the world as a sailing mecca, so head out on this waterman’s playground and enjoy a Sunset Cruise where you...

Surfing

Whether on a boogie board, surfboard, SUP board, windsurfer or kiteboard, you’ll find some great waves to ride near the northern end of Langebaan Lagoon. And if the surf isn’t working here, there are other great surf spots on the West Coast and Cape Town is only an hour away.

Windsurfing

Langebaan is one of the world’s top windsurfing destination with dependable wind almost every afternoon. This is where the German publication Windsurfing Magazin does all their product tests, and for a very good reason. The wind and waves are just awesome and the whole town seems to be geared...