Best known for its lagoon, which is 17 km long and up to 4 km wide at its widest point, Langebaan, situated on the West Coast, north of Cape Town, is one of the oldest towns in South Africa with a settlement history dating back more than 400 years!

Article written by Lee Neumann of Aïda Properties

The Jewel of the West Coast, Langebaan enjoys a unique lifestyle. At a distance of 120km it is close to the metropolis of Cape Town yet far enough from the madding crowd for weekend retreats to both sooth one’s soul and recharge one’s batteries. Life can be as relaxed or as busy as you would like it to be.

And there’s plenty to do: A visit to the Fossil Park is a must. During the course of phosphate mining operations in the 1950’s, 5 million year old fossils were first discovered. It has since been established that this deposit contains the greatest diversity of such fossils in the world, a find which continues to attract the interest of leading overseas scientists.

The 30,000 hectare West Coast National Park. is a bird-watchers paradise with over 300 species of birds found in the lagoon waters. The park is most busy during the spring flower season (August to September) when the wild flowers are in bloom.

For the sporty-type there are miles of safe beaches where water sports, including kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, diving, fishing, or sun tanning are the order of the day. Golfers have not been forgotten – the legendary Gary Player’s Black Knight Design turned the Langebaan Country Estate’s golf course into a high-quality yet truly testing layout which has proved to be an incontestable success. Of course, the 19th hole remains a firm favourite!

Evening pleasures include several restaurants and the ever-popular Mykonos Casino. Many a proposal of marriage has been made – and accepted – during early morning or evening strolls on the pristine beaches!

Lee Neumann, the Principal of Aïda Properties in Langebaan says the country atmosphere and unspoilt natural beauty are drawing International buyers, notably from the UK, Germany and Norway, who typically target top properties on the famous lagoon. View their Langebaan properties for sale on Rightmove Overseas or contact them for more information.

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