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  • The estate offers a Gary Player golf course and numerous facilities
  • Elegant, modern accommodation and a restaurant on site
  • Easy access to Langebaan's restaurants and attractions

Langebaan Country Estate

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

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-33.0755, 18.0544

About

Situated next door to the wildly beautiful West Coast National Park, the 450 hectare Langebaan Country Estate has an interesting mix of indigenous fauna and flora, complemented by a superb golf course and a host of facilities to keep guests thoroughly entertained. 

The estate’s modern, airy accommodation is split into 40 Golf Suites and six spacious Golf Lodges, all allowing guests to enjoy a well-heeled taste of country living in a unique setting.

The Golf Suites, set in landscaped gardens between the course’s 9th and 18th fairways, are spacious two-bedroomed apartments which offer good self-catering facilities combined with the comforts of a secure, fully serviced hotel stay. Roomy open-plan living areas and modern bathrooms, along with patios overlooking the golf course, make the suites comfortable places to return to after a busy day on the estate. Guests can stoke up the braai while enjoying the greenery of the manicured course, which is particularly pretty in the late afternoon light.

The lodges come in various configurations sleeping between two and eight people, and are conveniently close to the clubhouse and its range of facilities. Patios, balconies or both, along with comfy living areas, allow guests to soak up the scenery, kick off their shoes and relax. 

Both the suites and lodges contain fully-equipped kitchens with attractive granite finishes and all the cooking facilities needed for hassle free self-catering.

Other standard amenities include hairdryers, electronic safes, washing machines, tumble dryers, ironing facilities and satellite televisions with DVD players.

Guests have easy access to the recreational facilities on the estate, which are plentiful. With a superbly maintained Gary Player course, an 18 hole mashie course, driving range and putting greens, those with a penchant for swinging a club will find themselves in golfing heaven. Kids and adults alike can take advantage of tennis courts, bowling greens, a swimming pool, mini-golf course, spa and games room.

Fitness fanatics can head to the fully-equipped gym to burn some calories, or take a run or cycle along one of three routes which wind their way through the unspoilt higher reaches of the estate. Here, you can admire scenic views stretching to the ocean, encountering a variety of bird, plant and animal life along the way. As a handy touch, a complimentary golf cart shuttle service can take you to wherever you need to go on the estate. 

To make a stay even more memorable, guests can visit some of the surrounding attractions. This part of the coast has some spectacular, pristine white beaches, many of which are almost deserted and provide a perfect setting for picnics and long strolls.

The beautiful Langebaan Lagoon is the focal point of the West Coast National Park, attracting thousands of water birds. Visitors here can go kayaking or fishing, and there are several fantastic seafood restaurants overlooking the lagoon’s azure waters. The quaint fishing village of Paternoster is a wonderful place to have lunch on the beach, while the West Coast Fossil Trail gives a fascinating insight into the creatures which roamed this area millions of years ago. 4x4 trails, scuba diving and horse trails add to the list of attractions.

Rates & Summary


40 Golf Suites

Each sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms
Double room has en-suite shower
Second bathroom has bath
Open-plan dining/living room
Kitchen
Patio with braai

2 two-sleeper lodges

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath and shower
Open-plan dining/living room
Kitchen
Patios or balconies with golf course views

Four-sleeper lodge

Sleeps 4 in double and twin rooms
Bathroom with bath and shower 
Open-plan dining/living room Kitchen
Balconies with golf course views

Six-sleeper lodge

Sleeps 6 in double and twin rooms
Two rooms have en-suite shower
Third bathroom has bath
Open-plan dining/living room
Patios with golf course views

2 eight-sleeper lodges

Sleeps 8 in double and twin rooms
Two rooms have en-suite shower
Two rooms have en-suite shower and bath
Dining area
Two lounges, one with fireplace
Kitchen
Patios and balconies with golf course views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Self-catering.

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.
The estate has a children’s entertainment centre to keep the little ones busy.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on a vast piece of land rich with indigenous fauna and flora, Langebaan Country Estate is an ideal destination for a fun-filled holiday in a region known for its tranquillity, unique scenery and pristine coastline. The estate offers a wealth of activities for people of all ages, featuring a Gary Player designed course and a myriad of other recreational facilities. Guests will enjoy the modern luxury of the suites and apartments, which are well-equipped for self-catering and feature lovely views over the golf course.

Summary

  • The estate offers a Gary Player golf course and numerous facilities
  • Elegant, modern accommodation and a restaurant on site
  • Easy access to Langebaan's restaurants and attractions

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the estate are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Golf course
  • Mashie course
  • Driving range
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowls
  • Swimming pools
  • Running and cycling routes
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Games rooms
  • Nearby: beaches, scuba diving, Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast National Park, fossil trail, horse riding, 4x4 trails, Cape Columbine Lighthouse.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fan included
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge and freezer

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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Cape West Coast

Western Cape

About

This exquisite, isolated stretch of land along the west coast of South Africa is one of its richest and most prized natural areas. Breathtaking mountain ranges are constant travelling companions along the Winelands and West Coast routes. The magnificent, brooding peaks, crags and unusual rock formations and caverns were canvases for the San and Khoi people, who left lyrical rock paintings documenting their lives and spiritual experiences of the land.

The mountains now attract rock-climbers and hikers. The west coast’s cold, nutrient-rich Benguela current ensures that its Atlantic waters are teeming with marine life and its shores, although seemingly dry and grey out of flower season, nurture an incredible diversity of plant and animal life.

Unesco has deemed the Cape Floristic Region an area of such incredible biodiversity that the Cape Biosphere Reserve has been formed to protect the land from Milnerton to Velddrif.

The West Coast route encompasses both inland and seaside villages. Travelling north from Cape Town through inland towns such as Darling, Riebeeck Kasteel, Porterville, Piketberg, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam and Wupperthal leads past a series of mountain ranges and wilderness areas, including the Grootwinterhoek, Koue Bokkeveld, and the well-loved Cederberg. The route winds through vineyards, wheat fields, olive, citrus and dairy farms, and friendly towns that have a pastoral serenity.

After good winter rains, flower-lovers make pilgrimages to the west coast in spring (August to September) to enjoy the Cape floral region’s colourful splendour, which reaches its full brilliance in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape. Darling, Porterville, Clanwilliam and Hopefield are especially well known for their flowers and flower festivals.

Once sated with the marvels of the Cederberg, tourists can meander down the coast through fishing villages such as Strandfontein, Lamberts Bay, Eland’s Bay, Velddrif, Paternoster, Langebaan and Yzerfontein.

In the 1600s, Jan Van Riebeeck rejected the west coast as unsuitable for settlement because of the lack of fresh water and the area remained relatively undeveloped. However, in the past 15 years, fresh water supply has been ensured and tourism has boomed. Paternoster has maintained the aesthetic appearance and atmosphere of a fishing village, with whitewashed cottages and fishing boats strewn across its beaches, and is particularly popular with tourists as a result. 

The west coast paints olfactory pictures as compelling as its beautiful scenery. Inland areas can be startlingly fragrant, with orange blossom, rooibos, fynbos and buchu, whereas the fecund, fishy, kelpy marine smells of the coastline are quintessential to the Cape.

Then there is the mouth-watering aroma of west coast rock lobster (crayfish or kreef) on the braai (barbeque) … and the stench of Cape gannet guano at Lambert’s Bay’s Bird Island. All the senses seem heightened in response to this area, perhaps because of its ancient wilderness. 

The coastal towns have a much-vaunted Mediterranean feel and moderate temperatures that attract holiday makers and retirees. With blazing blue skies above, white sandy beaches underfoot and azure seas, you can feel as if you have been catapulted onto a brilliant Greek isle. 

However, the west coast is different from the warm, easy going east coast, and can whip up a howling, biting wind, or set in with miserable rain and austere, desolate greyness.

Shell middens and Stone Age artefacts dotted along the coastline suggest that the west coast’s sea and mountains sustained early human life as long as 700 000 years ago and later supported the San and Khoi people. The Khoi began herding sheep two millennia ago and were well-established herdsman by the time the Dutch settlers arrived in the 17th century, leading to disputes over territory. 

The Portuguese navigator, Vasco da Gama, is said to be the first recorded European to arrive on South African shores, near the Berg River mouth, in a bay he named Bahai da Santa Elena after the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great.The west coast is well-known for its shipwrecks, with Paternoster (“Our Father”) said to reference the prayers of Portuguese sailors.

The west coast has drawn waves of fortune-seekers over the years, with fishing, farming, whaling, guano, forestry and diamonds being among the major drawcards, but some of the area’s greatest assets have been nearly exhausted by human demand, leaving a number of conservation concerns, such as the scarcity of the renosterbos (Swartveld) and the near eradication of endemic Clanwilliam cedars. 

After years of exploitation, the Cederberg Wilderness Area now protects these rare and endemic species as well as the Cape leopard, snow protea and the red and yellow Disa uniflora. Dainty antelope species roam the reserves, as well as baboon, tortoise, caracal, mongoose and bat-eared fox. Sunbirds and sugarbirds thrive on the fynbos. 

Southern right whales enter the west coast’s sheltered bays from July to October in order to calve and can often be seen quite close to the shore. Endemic Haviside’s dolphins also roam the waters, as do dusky dolphins, great white sharks, penguins and Cape fur seals. The wetlands and estuaries in the region are a bird-watcher’s paradise, with tens of thousands of birds, including (in summer) northern hemisphere waders.

Look out for

Cape Flower Route – geologically, the region has remained relatively unchanged for five-million years, resulting in its unique fynbos and astonishing plant variety. 

The 71 000-hectare Cederberg Wilderness Area encompasses famous rock formations (Maltese Cross; Wolfberg Arch and Wolfberg Cracks), caverns with fine rock art sites (Town Hall/Stadsaal Caves) and peaks (the tallest of which is the Sneeuberg at 2 028 metres). Streams, waterfalls and ravines and the amazing plants and animal diversity attract bird-watchers, nature-lovers and hikers who revel in the 254 kilometres of trails. 

Langebaan Lagoon is the centre of West Coast National Park, known for abundant birdlife, beaches, the Postberg Flower Reserve (open from August to September) and Buffelsfontein Game Reserve, with resident black and blue wildebeest, bontebok and eland. Near Kraal Bay are the “footprints of Eve” - early hominid footprints preserved in the sandstone. 

Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, known to Paternoster locals as “Tietiesbaai”, has the last manual lighthouse in South Africa. 

The West Coast Fossil Park between Langebaan and Velddrif yielded a fossilised skull dating back to the Stone Age and showcases the ancient prehistory of area, including extinct animal fossils of toothy bears and tigers. Tours, mountain-bike trails, flower walks and coffee are available.

San Rock Art sites are a testament to the rich spiritual and community relationships of the San and Khoi and quirkily detail the creatures they encountered (even white settlers and ships).  The Cederberg region has more than 2 500 sites. 

Quaint villages - neat, charming Clanwilliam is famed for bouldering, flowers and Rooibos tea. Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout (South African satirist Pieter Dirk Uys) has made a cabaret theatre out of the old Darling station, called Evita se Perron (Evita’s Platform). Riebeeck Kasteel is known for olives, wine, eateries, pastoral friendliness and vibey food, arts and culture festivals. Citrusdal’s hot springs are an amazing natural phenomenon.

Wine – the Olifants River, Swartland and Darling Wine Routes lead oenophiles through amazing scenery to excellent local cellars.

Birdwatching - Langebaan Lagoon; Verlorenvlei (Elands Bay); Berg River Estuary and Rocherpan Nature Reserve (near Velddrif). Bird Island Nature Reserve (Lambert’s Bay), a 19 000-strong Cape gannet colony. 

Activities -  angling, diving, sailing; windsurfing at Saldanha and Langebaan Lagoon; surfing at Eland’s Bay; canoeing on the Berg River; paragliding and hang-gliding at Porterville; Langebaan Country Estate’s scenic 18-hole links-type golf course,designed by Gary Player.

Hikes and walks – numerous trails available, with attractions specific to every area, whether crayfish, rock art or flowers. 

Seafood - West Coast villages offer delectable culinary experiences in unique settings, traditional South African dishes and unsurpassed seafood, such as seasonal crayfish, snoek and bokkoms (dried salted fish). 

Music Festivals - The Rittelfees (Vredendal) and Rocking the Daisies (Cloof Wine Estate, Darling) draw tens of thousands of visitors in October.

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