The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Langebaan

Afrikaans name: Langebaan

The village of Langebaan

Langebaan is a popular tourist destination

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Western Cape

The town of Langebaan is situated about 120 km north of Cape Town on the West Coast of South Africa.

The town is on the edge of a beautiful salt-water lagoon and is well-known for its white sandy beaches. The lagoon is part of Saldanha Bay.

The Langebaan area is popular with nature-lovers especially for bird-watchers and for its spring flowers. Whales may be sighted during early summer. The lagoon is also a great place for fishing and other water-sports.

Langebaan is fairly unique in that the town does not allow any industries to be sited nearby. This helps to keep it aimed at holiday-makers and retired people.

Are you a fan of Langebaan? Why?



Langebaan lagoon

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References and further reading

Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Published: 1983 - Page: 58

West Coast Tourist Guide - Author: Cornel Truter - Published: 1998 - Page: 30

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 127

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 20

The Dive Sites of South Africa - Author: Anton Koornhof - Published: 1992 - Page: 10

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 50

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 155

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 37

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 42

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 50

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 26

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 30

go! - Issue 135 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 98

go! - Issue 086 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 64

Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 52

Country Life - Issue 273 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 84

Country Life - Issue 244 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 50

Country Life - Issue 246 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 43

Country Life - Issue 229 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 83

Country Life - Issue 222 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 41

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 47

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 129


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