Lambert's Bay is named after Admiral Lambert of the British Navy who did a marine survey between 1826 and 1840. In 1901 the "HMS Sybile" was wrecked opposite Steenbokfontein. The first crayfish factory was started by Mr Lindstrὃm in 1918.
Welcome to the seafood hotspot of the West Coast! Lamberts Bay is known as the Diamond of the West Coast and the Cray fish mecca of South Africa. Snoek is also available during snoek run, which takes place a couple of times during the year. The harbour now only have the odd vessels, the Condor, which is used for boat trips and a host of diamond boats which immediately catch your eye.
The Sandveld Museum houses 15 different exhibits eg: "Old Lambert's Bay, HMS Sybile Gunboat, Photograph collection, Fish industry and fishing community, book & Bible collection, Archaelogical display, etc.
The intrically carved pulpit at the Dutch Reformed Churh is a treasure worth seeing. There is different accommodations available in Lambert's Bay, eg: The Hotel, Caravan Park, Guest houses, Self Catering.
Lambert's Bay is well known for our beautiful Flower season in the month of August. The valley's and hills are covered with every imaginable colour under the sun. There is also Bird Watching from the Bird Island. The island has a well constructed lookout giving visitors the opportunity to view the multitudes of Cape Gannet and Seagulls.
During the Whale Season which is from July to October boat whale watching excursions are available.
Come and test your 4X4 skills on one of the most challenging sand routes in the country, surf the towering dunes and sand boards, or just explore the seemingly endless 250 hectares of valleys and hills on foot.