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Lambert's Bay

Afrikaans name: Lambertsbaai

Lambert's Bay Harbour

Lambert's Bay harbour

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Western Cape

Lambert's Bay calls itself the 'diamond of the West Coast', with lobsters, wildlife and beautiful beaches being the attraction.

The town is named after Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Lambert who surveyed the area and other parts of the west coast in the early 1800's.

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The town was established where the Jakkal's River flows into Lambert's Bay, with the initial development being a fish canning factory established by Axel Lindstrom.

The area has abundant birdlife.

Lambert's Bay street

Above - Lambert's Bay

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Isabella's Restaurant, Lambert's Bay

Above - Isabellas Restaurant at the harbour

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Harbour, Lambert's Bay

Above - Harbour as seen from Bird Island

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Camping site, Lambert's Bay

Above - Camping site

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Bird Island, Lambert's Bay

Above - Bird Island

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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