The protected lagoon of Langebaan belongs to the Capetonians' most popular watersports resorts. Here you can sail, windsurf and kayak without being directly exposed to the mighty breakers of the Atlantic Ocean.
On the northern tip of the lagoon lies the harbour town of Saldanha. In the seventies, the former fishing harbour was converted into one of the biggest seaports in South Africa for the export of iron-ore from the Kimberley region. The steel production plant "Saldanha Steel" was opened in the mid-nineties and the lights brighten up the sky over Langebaan every night.
Saldanha Bay has a surprisingly beautiful beach Strand with excellent windsurfing spots and cosy, affordable guest houses. More information and accommodation to be found on the blue INFO page.
That is why seaside resort, Langebaan has grown considerably over the few last years, and new holiday settlements and apartment houses are continuously being built. There are many guest houses, hotels and even a camping ground to choose from. The holiday resort "Club Mykonos" also has a casino. In and around Langebaan there is a good variety of restaurants. The famous Strandloper Restaurant offers a fish buffet with crayfish and mussels al fresco right on the beach.
Photo left: Club Mykonos in Langebaan. Top right: Langebaan lagoon. Bottom: Saldanha harbour.