Holiday Guest House is situated in the Langebaan Country Club on the beautiful 18-hole Mashie Course, which consists of a short and tricky first 9 holes with pesky water features and canny slopes. The second 9 holes are all longer between 100 metres and 160 metres, providing a challenge for even the most discerning golfer – all holes ranging from 58m to 91m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by parents. Also nearby, is the Country Estate, “Black Knight”, 18-hole links-type well-draining Championship Course. The total course length is 6359m from the championship tees (6994 yards), 5826m to 6071m from the club- and senior tees, and 5202m from the ladies tees. The course requires soft spikes and also includes a halfway house and locker rooms.


The Langebaan Lagoon and surrounding waters offer some incredible paddling experiences. The Lagoon is a RAMSAR site and is home to many flamingo’s, penguins, oystercatchers, whales, dolphins, along with nearly 25% of Southern Africa’s bird life. The waters of the Lagoon are not open to the extreme elements, so paddling on the Lagoon is easy and fun, and not to mention safe! A development program for previously disadvantaged kids is also run in Langebaan during the 1st, 2nd and 4th school terms. Langebaan plays host to one of the Cape Point Qualifiers where paddlers paddle out of the Lagoon on their way to the finish at Jacob’s Bay.


Langebaan is celebrated for the amazing variety of its bird life, which is attracted by the juxtaposition of several contrasting ecosystems: the rough shoreline of the Atlantic coast contrasts with the millpool calmness of the marine lagoon and the aridity of the fynbos is a sharp contrast to the fresh water environment around the Abrahamskraal water hole.


Swimming and watersports in the turquoise Langebaan lagoon: The lagoon is rich in produce supporting important fisheries businesses, the largest seafood farming projects in SA and not forgetting fun coastal activities like fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and boardsailing. The lagoon is shallow and largely protected from the open ocean, so unlike the rest of the Atlantic coastline, there is usually little in the way of wave action and currents, which makes it perfect for children and people with limited water proficiency.  The beautiful Shark Bay offers an unmatched marine-protected outdoor experience like no other.

 WILD LIFE  | west coast national park

An excellent place to go whale-watching (Aug - Oct) when Southern Right W hales cruise and breach along the coastline. They are attracted to the rich feeding grounds created by the cold Benguela current which moves up the West Coast, and come in to calve in the relatively sheltered environment of Saldanha Bay. If you love escaping from civilisation into wild, challenging surroundings, then the fantastic West Coast National Park is for you! Holiday Guest House Langebaan is situated a mere 5km from the entrance and 3km from the first landscape views of the park - a unique and fascinating peek into the West Coast ecosystem, offering an idea of what you’re privileged to be looking at. A visitors’ map is issued free of charge on entry to the park and features a ‘tick list’ of animals and birds.

 WILD FLOWERS | postberg nature reserve

The Postberg Nature Reserve, also know as the Postberg Flower Reserve, is situated within the West Coast National Park in Langebaan. It is closed for most of the year, but is opened to the public during spring (August – September) where one can view the awe-inspiring, exceptional carpet of spring flowers in the reserve. Another positive aspect of the limited opening times is that there is game here that hasn’t quite learned to shy away from humans. Keep an eye out for zebra, wildebeest, antelope, ostrich, mongoose, rock hyrax, snakes, birds, and tortoises. The picnic and braai spots along the coast are fantastic for whale watching.


You could be forgiven for not envisaging that you would ever be tempted to visit a disused mine site on your trip to South Africa, but perhaps the unique West Coast Fossil Park will make you change your mind! The fossil park is located approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 1.5-2 hour drive) on the site of the old Chemfos mine which mined phosphate for fertiliser manufacture. During mining, a huge number of mammal bones were unearthed, which provide a fascinating insight into the ecosystem of the region during the late Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago) – a blink of an eye in terms of geological time. The mine was finally closed in 1993, and the site was deemed to be of such scientific significance that it was handed over to Iziko (the South African museum).


The lagoon was zoned as a protected area in 1976 and was later declared as a National Park and Marine Protected Area (MPA). MPAs are declared by law to safeguard the ocean’s diverse marine life. The lagoon was divided into three sections where fishing is allowed in zone A. Catching of linefish in terms of a recreational fishing permit or netfishing permit is allowed in this zone on a permit obtained from the West Coast Parks Board. Well-found species include Galjoen, Hottentot, Kabeljou, Mackerel, Mullet and Steenbras. Recommended bait to use includes hokka, crabs, mussels, limpets, redbait, musselworms, prawns, octopus, pilchards, worms, shrimps and vegetable matter.

 offroad cycling

The West Coast National Park mountain bike trail is located on the Langebaan Lagoon. It offers a unique way to experience mountain biking. Options include an easy(13km) and extended intermediate(18km) - scenic, not technically challenging, a pleasant ride with great views and a unique opportunity to cycle in a national park. Out in the open it is like a biking safari that lets you feel and smell the park and see and hear the birds and animals. This mountain bike trail allows you to enjoy many experiences from an intimate up close feel in amongst the fynbos, to the breathtaking views of the Lagoon from top of Seeberg. A variety of animals can be spotted, including caracal, bat eared foxes, porcupines, duiker, bontebok, springbok, ostriches, and a world class selection of birds. 

 family-friendly beaches

You would have to look hard to find a more family friendly beaches in the Western Cape than Langebaan. The beach is made of clean, soft white sand and is a joy underfoot. It’s just asking for you to play a game of beach volleyball or soccer, particularly when the tide goes out to expose a wide expanse of beach. There are good toilet facilities (although no showers) as well as braaipleks adjacent to the car park on the main beach. 

A selection of 5 beaches await: Mykonos, Kitesurfer's, Main Beach, Paaltjies, Shark Bay