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Cool things to get up to this week/weekend on the West Coast

Posted in Langebaan on Feb 10, 2016

Cool things to get up to this week (Weekend) on the West Coast

  • Dip your feet into the Atlantic Ocean

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, just 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.

  • Visit Darling and its Music festival  & The Hopefield Mill Country Fair 

The Darling Music Experience is being held from 29 January 2016 till 14 February 2016. Check out this popular assembly of Jazz, Opera, Funk cross-over, country concerts and other ,  all being infused with a wide range of excellent wines and localized cuisine. (a great stop over indeed)
The Mill Country Fair in Hopefield is a community market and pop-up deli, held every Saturday from 10h00 til 14h00, check it out it’s a great little treat.

  • Tuck into some good food at the Voorstrandt restaurant in Paternoster - Contact- 022 7522038

This Restaurant located on the main beach in Paternoster needs no real introduction. Situated in a rustic red & green Tin House it has fantastic views all year round, a great menu with a high standard of preparation, casual but efficient service and an overwhelming West Coast laid-back style of socialising. Drinks are available and a good beverage list (Wine & Other) is available to accompany the ambiance and beach atmosphere.  Leisure, romance, business or just a getaway – this is the restaurant to visit in Paternoster (Bookings essential)

  • 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. 

  • Game drives at Thali-Thali Game Lodge - contact - 082-3728637

Thali -Thali game lodge is situated just off the R27 (West Coast Road) and caters 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 the 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.  

  • Have a refreshing drink at 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 a 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 16Mile beach, 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.

  • Kayak in Paternoster – Louise 0837954198 or Ian 0825841907

Since the weather is simply bliss 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.

  • Have a 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.

  • Head to 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.