6 must-do holiday activities in Langebaan

Posted by Anita Froneman on 7 September 2021

The West Coast has been compared to the likes of Greece, owing to the light blue water surrounding the quiet fishing villages and white houses engulfed in bougainvillea. Langebaan in particular, is not short of things to do. If you’ve traversed the West Coast National Park from end to end, there’s plenty more to do in town.

Take a look at these fun activities for your next West Coast breakaway, aside from the West Coast National Park.

1. Kayaking

Take to the water in a kayak and explore the pristine Langebaan Lagoon or the icy ocean on a sunny day.

Cost: From R150 p/hour, unguided

Try: Gravity Adventures

2. Kitesurfing

Langebaan is a kiteboarder’s paradise. Experience the thrill of being propelled by Mother Nature and catching a few waves on the open ocean, or glide along the flat surface of the lagoon.

Try Cape Sport Centre, from R850 per private two-hour lesson OR Try Windtown Kiteboarding for a full beginner course, R8,500 per person, 10 hours over four days.

3. Scuba diving and snorkelling

Discover the magical world under the sea. The West Coast offers exquisite diving with shipwrecks, rock formations, seals and more.

Cost: From R650 for a ‘Discover Scuba’ course OR snorkel for R150

Try: Langebaan Divers 

4. Chartered boating

Why not make a day of it by packing a braai, swimwear and your fishing gear? Rent a boat and while away the hours in the classic South African sunshine.

Cost: On request/depending on type of trip

Try: Dream Charters

5. Quad biking

Rev it up for a day in the dirt. Quad biking is a favourite for families or anyone just wanting to get out and have fun.

Cost: From R50 on 1km-track

Try: Wacky Adventures

6. Horse riding

The only way to better a sunset on the beach is by enjoying it on horseback. Spend a relaxing day strolling on the sand next to crashing waves.

Cost: From R400 pp

Try: Paternoster Horse Trails 

Stay here

Windtown Lagoon Hotel 

Windtown Lagoon Hotel is vibey, trendy and just oozing fun. Situated on the main strip within walking distance from the lagoon, this is the spot to stay if you are here for water activities. The rooms are built around the hip courtyard and restaurant, which is where everyone hangs out, braais and relaxes after a day on the water.

Wholly geared towards watersports enthusiasts, guests have access to outdoor showers and washbasins with enough rails to hang their suits and gear. Every room has a large free private kite locker for storage. The hotel also rents and sells kitesurfing equipment, and offers lessons at their surf school, the only International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO)-recognised centre in Langebaan.

 

If, however you’re keen to just unwind and relax, you’ll be satisfied too. The spa offers a range of luxurious treatments and other facilities like a sauna room. Sip on a cocktail by the pool on one of the comfy bean bags post-treatment before heading out to watch the famous West Coast sunset.

Rates

Low season from R1100 per Basic Room per night (including breakfast, sleeps 2)

High season from R1600 per Basic Room per night (including breakfast, sleeps 2)

There is a minimum two-night stay policy.

Specials running until end September:

-R1300 per night in a Standard Room for two, includes a two-course lunch OR dinner (excludes drinks)

-Pay for two nights at standard rates and stay the third night for free

-Deluxe Special:

R2500 for two nights in a Standard Room for two persons. Get a free upgrade to a Deluxe Room (subject to availability) with one bottle of wine,
a two-Course Lunch/Dinner (one per guest on one of the days during stay). This also includes a bonus one-hour Stand Up Paddling Board Rental and a 10% bonus discount in Breeze restaurant on food and drinks.

Contact

+27 22 77 21 064
[email protected]

Hotel pictures courtesy of Windtown Lagoon Hotel

Langebaan pictures: Unsplash

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