OK so the name scares the crap out of you!, don’t stress, Shark Bay got its name because of the 100’s of sand sharks that bask in the shallow warm water of the Langebaan Lagoon.
There are a lot less Sand Sharks at Shark Bay as kitesurfing has become an extremely popular destination to learn to kite, the sand sharks have relocated themselves further up the Langebaan Lagoon.
Langebaan has a number of kitesurfing schools, if you would like us to help you find a school which works for you let us know, we can help, they are not all the same, and you make want instruction in German, Italian, Danish or Africans we can help.
Tracy & Darren your hosts at OysterRock Holiday House are both water people, we have a vast knowledge of the area, and the different sports you can do on the water, as we both sail, kite, windsurf, surf ski, kayak, standup paddle & Surf, even fishing.
Shark Bay, Although the name spells doom (can you hear the music), beautiful Shark Bay in Langebaan got its name from it’s numerous and harmless sand-sharks, not the greater and whiter variety.
Shark Bay is part of Langebaan lagoon, next to the West Coast National Park and is a quiet haven of shallow blue water, good fishing and fantastic kite surfing conditions. If you like many visitors are planning on learning to kitesurf while you are here, there is no better place in South Africa to learn, with flat water, consistent wind and relatively warm water compared to the rest of the Atlantic.
Siren kite school, is one of the best operators in Langebaan and offer training packages for all levels. Prices are from R150/hour ($20) to R1100 for a full day ($160).
We can arrange your lessons for you, and we get preferential rates, contact us and we will make it happen. Contact Us
If kiting is not your thing, the surrounding scenery is breathtaking and the fishing, superb. To get there follow the R27 (West Coast Road) from Cape Town, for about 1.5 hours until you reach the sign for Langebaan just after the Engen petrol station. Follow the road into Langebaan, through the town and onto a small dirt road (-+ 1km) until you see the lagoon and kites in the sky. If you don’t find the dirt road just ask a local.
After your day of getting pounded by water and wind, have a great pizza at Pearly’s at main beach and watch the pro’s do there stuff.
We have 2 options for accommodation in Langebaan
Holiday house that sleeps 8 people in 3 rooms from R1000 per night (mid week)
Holiday apartment that sleeps 2 from R500 per night (mid week)
Tracy firstname.lastname@example.org, 0835003012 or
Darren email@example.com 0834482177