On the West Coast of Africa is a coastal village that is well known for windy summers – a perfect place for kitesurfing.
2018 was a year to remember for better or worse but it still needed my best shot for a happy ending. So, we lined up 4 girls and booked the Start Yachting course with Langebaan based Atlantic Yachting. It was my West Coast sister’s idea and she organised the logistics. On a sunny Thursday morning… Read More Setting Sail – Last Adventure for 2018
Christmas is my time out with family. Time for the Weskus. Boat trips to Kraalbaai, swimming in the salty Langebaan lagoon, trying to slay the boogie board, walking the scotties and of course… drinking good wine, trying new recipes, dishing up old time favourites and catching up on family stories.
An hour west from Cape Town is Langebaan. Wild and untamed. Known as the Weskus. A water sport’s haven and this weekend also the host of the Weskus Marathon. A surprise sighting of the South Africa vessel, the SAS Drakensberg, was an impressive moment which my photo below not do justice. The vessel remained moored… Read More West Coast Weekend #weskus
At Village & Life establishment, The Farmhouse, in Langebaan there is great food, amazing views and a typical country shop. The shop sells all the sweets from way back when as well as some crafts. My favourite was the wooden Black Oyster Catchers sculpted by Daan Samuels who lives in Velddrift. Goes to show that when… Read More Birds of a Feather
On a Friday afternoon the weekend started. Never ordinary. Always colourful. First up was a wine and food pairing in Hermanus. Exquisite! Old vintages and new friends. Next up was a road trip via the V&A Waterfront to Langebaan lagoon on the Weskus. I swam, ate, watched TV and took long walks. I had drinks… Read More Weekend Snaps
Langebaan must be South Africa’s windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise. Situated on the West Coast of South Africa this village has the 2 main ingredients required for kitesurfing and windsurfing- water and wind. Langebaan also also has 2 boat launching small harbours – 1 on the Weskus village border with the National Park and the other… Read More Langebaan – Water Sport Paradise #weskus
Situated on the waterside and developed along the coast boasting 2 marinas, Langebaan is a nature lover’s paradise. On a good day the lagoon is a mesmerizing dam of aquamarine and can easily be mistaken for the Mediterranean. If you have only one day to spend here the secret would be to stay close to… Read More 24 hours in Langebaan
John Legend is in Cape Town, the Springboks are in Dublin. More importantly my sister is in Simon’s Town. She drove coast to coast from Langebaan to Simon’s Town and I am only too happy to meet up. We rendezvoused at The Meeting Place, a quaint eatery with gifts and decor items situated across the… Read More Saturday in Simon’s Town
The West Coast of South Africa is dry and barren. Yet, it’s rich in culture and has some unexpected surprises. One is Club Mykonos just outside Langebaan. Club Mykonos is a replica of its Greek namesake. It offers a weekend escape for those unable to make it to the real thing. Orange sunrises are followed… Read More West Coast Wonders #weskus