Located in the heart of the West Coast region, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the delightful town of Langebaan is well-known for its stunning surroundings and peaceful atmosphere. Formerly a small fishing village, the town transformed relatively fast into a holidaymaker’s paradise. Today, it is considered one of the most popular holiday resorts on the West Coast and known by many as the “West Coast Gem”. Property for sale in Langebaan varies from modest cluster homes to six bedroom mansions, a few apartments, smallholdings and vacant land options. 

Langebaan has a rich history. The town was founded in 1922 and used as a whaling station until the 1960s. Today, whales can still be spotted during the months of October and November. Although it’s recognised as a coastal resort town, Langebaan is not actually situated on the sea, but on the shores of a lagoon – one of South Africa’s greatest natural wonders. The bright blue, sheltered stretch of water stretches south for 17km from Saldanha Bay in the North, past Langebaan and all the way to Geelbek in the south, where it can grow up to 4km wide. The safe waters of the lagoon offer superb opportunities for water sport enthusiasts, and the sailing conditions are among some of the best in the Western Cape. Owing to the town’s holiday atmosphere, houses for sale in Langebaan are fitted with superior lock-up-and-go facilities, affording Langebaan property owners peace-of-mind when they’re away. Find out more about life in this lovely West Coast town below and browse the available Langebaan listings, exclusive to Pam Golding Properties.

 

Explore Langebaan

Beaches

Beaches

The white sand beaches surrounding the clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are one of the town’s main attractions. 

Nature

Nature

Langebaan is a birders delight. There are over 300 species found in the lagoon waters of the West Coast National Park – a must for any nature and birdwatching enthusiast. 

Water Sports

Water Sports

The warm climate and protected waters of the lagoon make Langebaan very popular for sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, wake boarding, water skiing and fishing.

Activities

Activities

Additional activities include the Langebaan Golf Course, offering a stunning background for 18 holes, there’s also hiking, horse-riding, quad biking and 4x4 trails for those keen on adventure sports. 

Living in Langebaan

Areas near to Langebaan

Darling, Shelley Point, Velddrif, Yzerfontein,

Education

Schools in Langebaan include Topolino, Curro and Long Acres Private Schools, which all provide a quality education. Buses run to various other schools located in the nearby towns of Vredenburg and Hopefield. 

Healthcare

There’s both a private and government hospital in Vredenburg, while Langebaan is home to various GPs, a few pharmacies and other medical specialists.

Shopping

Laguna Mall and the Vredenburg Weskus Shopping Centre both have a comprehensive selection of all the major shops and a number of restaurants.

Travel

It will take you just over an hour to drive from Cape Town, while the Cape Town International airport is about an hour and 30 minutes away. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius