There’s nothing better than going on a little getaway with some of your favourite people 🙂 and if you can find a place that’s exquisitely beautiful then you are winning on all levels. Our choice for our latest getaway was a ‘West Coast Road Trip’ to the gorgeous seaside/lagoon town called, Langebaan. It’s situated about 1 hour 20 minutes from Cape Town along the R27 or West Coast Road as its more aptly known which really is a stunning drive. Even though we’ve been having the worst drought in years, the hills were still green and the ocean was still blue and if you head up the route during spring time then the rolling hills are usually covered in beautiful flowers which makes for an even better drive. Langebaan is jam packed with things to do like sailing, kite-surfing, kayaking and waterskiing, golfing, horseriding, fishing, cycling and so much more so it’s really great for people with kids and without kids. With it being Winter, we thought that we were going to have miserable weather all weekend but it seems that the sun Gods were shining down on us and everyday was warm and sunny which was just delightful.
We arrived in Langebaan around lunchtime and headed straight to a cute little restaurant next to Club Mykonos called Marcs Restaurant 🙂 Cold drinks, great food and beautiful views over the lagoon seemed like the perfect way to get the weekend started.
Club Mykonos really does give you the feeling that you could be in Greece with the Greek-style beach houses that have colourful balconies overlooking the waves, a beautiful marina with amazing yachts anchored everywhere and great restaurants dotted all over the show. My boyfriend, Marc, told me he was feeling lucky (not like you think haha) and said that we couldn’t drive past Club Mykonos Casino without going in for one little razzle on the roulette tables. So with 30 minutes to kill before we were able to check in to our accommodation we decided to give it a go….and who doesn’t love a challenge right! Let’s just say that drinks were on him for the weekend 😉 #winning
Our accommodation @ Lagoon Living (6 Felicia Crescent, Langebaan)
We found such an INCREDIBLE house on Airbnb that we booked for our stay and were very chuffed to see that it was everything we’d seen from the pictures and more. Our lovey host, Laura, was there to meet us and hand over the keys and welcomed us in with the biggest smile and a bottle of local red…..so it’s safe to say that she “had me at hello” 🙂
Lounge / Dining / Kitchen
The house is situated in Felicia Crescent at the top of the hill facing the lagoon and is double story, has 3 beautiful bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a gorgeous kitchen, beautifully decorated and spacious open plan living areas, both an indoor and outdoor fireplace which kept us nice and cosy after the sun went down, a beautiful garden for even more space and uncapped Wifi with a SONOS connected sound system and Netflix connected TV to top it all off. We spent most of our time drinking red wine and playing board games by the fire which is right up my alley in winter time and I can only imagine how amazing it would be to lie out and catch some sun during the gorgeous summer months.
Main Bedroom (upstairs)
2 Guest bedrooms & Bathroom (downstairs)
Laura was such a big help in pointing us in the right direction of the best places to go for lunches and dinners and on our first night there we went to watch the sunset from a new restaurant called Kokomo which was absolutely stunning! Set right on the beach once again with a nice chilled vibe and the food was really, really fantastic 🙂 We decided it was our cheat weekend so opted for West Coast mussels, BBQ pork ribs and my absolute favourite “guilty pleasure” in life….PIZZA! #happytracy
We booked lunch at Die Strandloper on the Saturday which is world renown for its rustic beach style cuisine and if I can give you some advice when heading there during the summer months then make sure to book weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.
I say rustic because there’s tables on the rocks and the sand which are decorated with fishing nets, buoys and pieces of old boats, your cutlery consists of cleaned mussel shells and you eat off paper plates but it really just adds to the experience of it all. The smell of the sea mixed with the smell of the big open fires/braais which they use to cook absolutely everything on their extensive menu are like a match made in heaven…. they have freshly baked bread, homemade jams, garlic mussels, 5 different types of fish, roast potatoes, fish curry, lamb stew, crayfish and good ól koeksisters and moerkoffie to end it all off. FEAST!
By the time that Sunday rolled around we were so relaxed that we didn’t want to leave because it really felt like we were at our home away from home 🙂 We decided to make one last stop past Pearly’s on the Beach for a quick coffee before hitting the road which was a perfect way to finish the weekend off….there’s something to be said for “local is lekker” because they REALLY do just seem to get it right.
We can’t wait to go back in the summertime so we can try all the places we didn’t get around to trying on this trip and I think it’s safe to say that we’re going to plan an extended trip next time 😉
Airbnb ~ Stylish Lagoon Living (Langebaan) / Instagram @lagoonliving
Die Strandloper ~ Tel:+27 (0) 227 722 490