Langebaan Lagoon make-over

seeberg window seeberg door

SA National Parks (SANParks) are very busy in the West Coast National Park. I spent a pleasant day there this week, no rushing, no deadline, and a great lunch with the birds at Geelbek.

The little old hut on top of Seeberg – a large rock overlooking the lagoon and offering the best views – is being turned into an information centre. I wrote about it here and took the pics above just 2 days ago.  Here’s more info – it wasn’t a lookout point, as I originally thought.

I was saddened to hear the houseboats at Kraalbaai are to be removed later this year.  I have great memories of holidays spent on the one my friend Caroline’s parents owned. It was the smallest of them all but we had the biggest parties. It was demolished a few years ago and now they will all go, except for one owned by the SA National Parks which they will rent out. Apparently they will also be building jetties and little houses in the same bay as the present location of the houseboats. I’ll reserve my judgement until I see the results but I hope they maintain the pristine condition of the park.


Soon these houseboats will all be gone.


This kudu was a rare treat to see.



Lunch at Geelbek. There are warning signs that you need to watch your food because the birds are greedy. This crowd entertained us by fighting over the leftovers. There was a clear winner.








About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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