Langebaan at a glance
Langebaan Western Cape General Information
Known widely as the ‘Jewel of the West Coast’, Langebaan is a great coastal town located just above Cape Town. Langebaan properties are somewhat famous for activities focussed around the beach, the winds and the natural lagoon, with some of the best kite-surfing and water sports in the southern hemisphere!
In the summer months of the year Langebaan becomes a paradise getaway for water and wind enthusiasts and many Langebaan houses convert to Bed & Breakfasts over these months to accommodate extra tourist activity and income. Langebaan is also home to thousands of migratory birds like flamingos and black harriers due to the natural tidal mud flats in the lagoon. Langebaan has also been internationally acclaimed as a Ramsar Site for its abundance of diverse wetlands flora and fauna.
The town of Langebaan, being located in the heart of the Western Coast, is also one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Langebaan property is rich in heritage, from Khoi San markings and remnants to Dutch East India Company landmarks, and is a history-lovers dream! Many stirring events have come to pass in this region and remnants are scattered throughout Langebaan, almost telling the entire story of the struggle over land throughout South Africa’s troubled and diverse history.
Langebaan in fact is situated just over 100 kilometres north of Cape Townand the close distance means that Langebaan property owners have access to high-class, “modern entertainment and night-life”, but also get warmer ocean currents and great beach weather, making it the best of both worlds! The sailing conditions around Langebaan are also some of the best in South Africa, which has made it a popular international tourist destination for sailing enthusiasts from around the world!
Homeowners in Langebaan have access to top-quality private and public schools, like Langebaan Primary, Curro Private School and Topolino Private School, offering high-class educational standards catering for both English and Afrikaans students.
Children day care facilities that you can trust are also available with Caregivers trained in both Educare and first aid.
Other classes and educational facilities are also available to Langebaan property owners; these include gymnastics and dance classes, martial arts courses for kids and even cooking and golf lessons for juniors. With all of these great amenities you can certainly give your child the best and most enjoyable chance at success.
Tertiary institutes and colleges in the Western Cape abound, from UCTto Technikons and many more; some may be suited for distance courses while others are ideal for full time travelling students.
Langebaan Shopping and Restaurants
Although the Langebaan “lifestyle” is centred on beach and ocean activities, a night out in Langebaan promises quality entertainment and great food! Local hotspots include The Cattle Baron restaurant, an al fresca dining experience in a piazza-like square, or cocktails on the deck overlooking the sea, The Langebaan Country Club - with events and activities being enjoyed on a weekly basis - and the unique Strandloper, a restaurant that offers an open air, sand under foot dining experience unlike any other! Shopping centres, including the larger malls around Cape Town, put Langebaan properties within reach of all major retail and commercial outlets and brands.
Langebaan’s natural lagoon creates the perfect environment to really enjoy outdoor activities - from areas with high gusts of wind and great shore breaks, to tranquil areas of lush nature; Langebaan property for sale is very much an outdoor enthusiasts dream home! There are also several clubs and groups that one can join when living in Langebaan; these include the Langebaan Yacht Club, Mykonos Cluband even Langebaan Country Club and so on, all offering different outdoor activities to ensure residents in Langebaan never get bored!
Once a year the Langebaan Downwind Dashis also held which is a huge kite and wind surfing race that attracts worldwide attention. Usually held in mid-January, The Langebaan Dash is done in a “Le Mans” style and competitors are released in groups. The course is around 35 Km and promises to challenge even the most veteran of kite and wind surfers.
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