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.