Just over one hundred kilometres from Cape Town, next to the scenic Langebaan Lagoon (17 km long and 12,5 km wide), nestles the picture perfect village of Langebaan, one of the least discovered tourist destinations on the West Coast of South Africa.
The town originated on a farm called De Stompe Hoek. Langebaan is one of the oldest towns in South Africa with a history dating back more than 400 years. It has an archaeological history of a few million years. Twelve kilometres east of the farm Elandsfontein, a fossilised skeleton was found that dates back to the Stone Age. This fossil deposit is considered to be one of the richest in the world.
Schaapen Island (29 ha) was used as a stop over to do repairs to ships. It was also used as a place of grazing for sheep that were then returned to Cape Town by the VOC.
Leentjies klip, where we find a caravan park today, got it's name from a Mr. Lynch, who absconded from his ship in the area. "Lynch se klip" soon became known as "Leentiesklip", a name still used today.
Donkergat was used as a quarantine camp. In later years two fishing companies were established here: Donkergat in 1909 by John Bryde and Salamanderbaai in 1910 by Carl Ellefson. It also housed the whaling station, which was the largest in the Southern hemisphere. Since the closure of the station, the town has changed to the peaceful pattern of a seasonal holiday town.
As the flowers of Postberg, through the West Coast National Park and all over the West Coast, form a tapestry of colour and shape, so have the different people and nationalities formed a colourful tapestry. Churchaven, on the opposite side of the lagoon, is a wonderful example of where the past, present and future have merged into an atmosphere of timelessness.
It is the ideal place to stay when visiting the 30,000 hectare West Coast National Park. Nature lovers revel in the pure air, miles of safe beaches, the sun and water sports like kite surfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing, diving or just paddling when they are not bird-watching, hiking or playing the 18 Greens. It is a birdwatchers paradise, with the lagoon supporting up to 55 000 water birds during summer. About 400 black oystercatchers, which comprise 12% of the global population, are found in the Langebaan area.
Property wise, Langebaan is the ideal area to invest. Some of the most sought-after seafront properties are found on the lagoon. It has a booming property market, yielding excellent return on investment. Amenities include a choice of fine restaurants, caravan parks, a Gary Player signature golf course, a bowling green and a yacht club. A modern shopping centre, private school and medi-clinic are some of the new editions underlining the growth of the town. Langebaan – the Jewel of the West Coast! Make the smart move purchase property in Langebaan
Address: Shop 33 Laguna Mall Langebaan 7356
Coordinates: -33.04703 , 18.05152
Telephone: 022 772 1981
Mobile: 074 750 2461
Fax: 022 772 0206