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A few Nifty things to get up to on the West Coast

Posted in Langebaan on Jul 04, 2016

  • Swim in the Atlantic Ocean or just catch a few sun-rays on a long White beach.

All along the West Coast from Melkbos right up to Lamberts bay there are perfect cosy little bays to relax, unwind, be solitary, capture the beauty, lie back and read a book, sun-tan or go for a refreshing swim. Check out Yzerfontein,  Langebaan, Jacobs Bay, Paternoster, St Helena bay , Dwarskersbos, Elands bay or Lamberts bay for authentic and stylish beach going.

  • Tuck into some good food at one of the beach-front Restaurants  in Paternoster 

The Restaurants located on the main beach in Paternoster need no real introduction. Situated directly on the beach front or just a few metres from the beach all restaurants have fantastic views all year round, great and diverse menu’s -with high preparation standards. One will experience casual but efficient service and an overwhelming West Coast laid-back style of socialising. 

  • Visit the funky ‘Takgali’ Coffee shop in St Helena bay -Contact -0824144945

This soothing and comforting little Gem can be found at the De Palm Lifestyle centre in St Helena bay.  The name means “Peace of Joy” and it is just that, Great tasting coffee, fillings and authentic traditional sweet and savoury recipes are accompanied with the friendly and warm welcoming of Shirley and her team. Be sure to reserve your morning as sitting back here and taking in the surrounding will need more than just an hour – most relaxing and a great place to unwind. 

  • Encounter diverse wildlife on a Game drive at Thali-Thali Game Lodge - contact - 082-3728637

Thali -Thali game lodge is situated just off the R27 (West Coast Road) will cater for guests who want exciting Game drives, accommodation ( Self-catering style), a venue for outdoor functions, a Restaurant & a Safari bar with unique and stylish Lapa. This Game Lodge offers a relaxing West Coast style break-away venue for family, friends and visitors from a far. Game drives are offered (Bookings essential) – Large game such as Eland, Oryx, Giraffe and Black Wildebeest as well as smaller game and Caracal + Cape Foxes are just a few that can be seen.  

  • Meet up with friends at the neat, trendy and stylish- Marks Beach Bar in Langebaan- 081 4107989

Marc’s Beach Bar is situated next to Club Mykonos and epitomises the beach & Mediterranean feel that surrounds the Med style development. Great views are accompanied by great service, a fantastic menu (light meals and Pizzas) and an electric, viby yet stylish atmosphere. After enjoying a meal, one can enjoy the afternoon with friends and family at ones leisure – prime spot for windy days and perfect Sunsets.

  • Take a long walk on the 16-mile, white sanded, Beach of Yzerfontein

Walk along the longest beach in South Africa, which offers tranquillity, solitude, and an opportunity to recharge. It is also ideal for kite-surfers, windsurfers or just to splash in the breakers. Horseback outrides are arranged from Yzerfontein. There are also times of the year when good sightings of sea-life (whales and dolphins) occur as well as good sightings for sea-bird enthusiasts.  All one need is a picnic basket, a blanket and family/ friends and a great beach getaway can be had- sunrises and sunsets are exquisite and awe-inspiring.

  • Get close to nature and Kayak in Paternoster – Louise 0837954198 or Ian 0825841907

Since the weather is very good at the moment –why not head up to Paternoster and take in a Sea kayaking experience around the bay and rocky out-crops. Easy to use sea kayaks are available, with an experienced guide accompanying you all the way- you will feel at ease and relaxed with nature all around you. Possible sightings include the ever friendly Penguin’s, cormorants/ other sea birds and the local fishing activities along the long main beach.

  • Tuck into a scrumptious savoury or sweet pancake at The Pancake shop in Langebaan - 0227722365

This uber-delicious little cosy Pancake/Coffee shop in central Langebaan will have you coming back for more. All confectionary and treats are home-baked/made to order and will satisfy all who visit. Situated next to “Windtown” and behind the Bree street centre on Bree Street you will discover a tiny gem that’s got big delivery on comfort and mouth-watering sweet and savoury meals.

  • Drop in at Velddrif and walk the Famous “Bokkom Laan

Bokkom Laan (Bokkom –lane) is the home of the traditional Dried & Salted Mullet (Fish) activity, and bunches of fish, strung up to dry can be seen all along the lane. This rare delicacy (Fish Biltong) is unique to this area of the West Coast and every visitor is encouraged to sample a piece. All along this really cool avenue one can find restaurants, Art & Craft outlets and a few National Monuments. Velddrif has modern amenities for all and will suit a wide range of visitor – so why not make a weekend out of a Visit.