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.

Langebaan weather

LANGEBAAN WEATHER

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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