6. Sail away
While Langebaan’s consistent South Easterly wind draws plenty a kitesurfer to its shores it is also a siren call for sailors.

Regattas are held here on a regular basis on everything from the tiniest optimist to racing keelboats and Hobie Tigers. For those who already know a thing or two about sailing you can rent a hobie from the local sailing shop or even do your full RYA sail training at the centre at Mykonos.

Alternatively, if it’s just a lazy sundowner cruise you are after head down to the marina at Mykonos and join the catamaran on a trip out into the bay.


7. Take pictures of the pretty flowers
In spring time Langebaan blooms with brightly coloured flowers. The flower season lasts just a few short weeks in August and September but its well worth a visit to Langebaan during this time, even just for a day trip.

During season, the West Coast National Park opens up their Postberg section to visitors and it is here where the flowers are normally at their finest. You can look forward to seeing the fields come alive with carpets of white, orange, pink and purple.

The views over the lagoon from this section of the park, which is closed to the public for the rest of the year, are also spectacular.


8. Play a round of golf
In the center of town you will find the Langebaan Country Estate. Open to day visitors the estate offers a spa, swimming pool, bowls club, children’s entertainment centre, a number of walking and mountain biking trails as well as tennis and netball courts. However, the shining glory of the estate is the eighteen hole Gary Player designed golf course at its centre, complete with driving range. For those who aren’t golfing aficionados but would like to knock around a few balls, there is also a putt putt area and fun 18 hole Mashie course that is great for a few laughs!


9. Dance the night away
Flamingos Nightclub in Langebaan is somewhat of an institution and is a must-do if you are up for a few laughs. If you want to dance the night way to some good 90s tunes or sokkie at a typical South African disco then Flamingos is the place to be!

10. Eat, drink, sleep – repeat!
Ultimately the most important thing and the reason why you should go to Langebaan is simply to relax.

Days are best spent with a good book on the beach before heading off to one of the area’s fantastic little restaurants for a hearty home cooked meal.

Best restaurants in Langebaan

Some of our beachfront favourites include:

  • Pearly’s for good pizzas and stunning views
  • Kokomo’s Beach Bar for an evening cocktail watching the sunset
  • Marcs Beach Bar for big servings and great service with a fun atmosphere.

If you want to venture further afield the nearby area of Darling also has some fantastic wineries and even a brewery.

As you can see the small town of Langebaan has plenty of things to do for everyone – adventure junkies, nature lovers and committed foodies.

Why not plan your next weekend away at this top South African small town.

And if Langebaan is already on your regular getaway list let me know in the comments below what is YOUR best thing to do in Langebaan.


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About the Author

Janine Avery is the first to confess that she has been bitten by the travel bug … badly. Raised by a menagerie of artists, creatives, scientists, researchers, biologists and botanists she is a lover of all things travel from basic tenting with creepy crawlies to lazing in luxury lodges. Janine is also passionate about many things, the ocean being her first love. Among her other passions, dabbling in digital marketing, spreading messages on social media, and taking audiences on a journey through her travel stories rank high on her list of priorities as she dons the hat of marketing manager at Planet Travel Holidays