Langebaan is well known as a coastal resort but strictly speaking this town is not on the sea but on the shores of a lagoon that is one of South Africa's greatest wonders. This bright blue sheltered stretch of water reaches southwards for 17km behind the Atlantic coast, from Saldanha Bay in the north, past Langebaan village to Geelbek at the Southern end. Langebaan village is 124 km from Cape Town and is exclusively a residential town where no industrial activity is allowed. The town is valued for its peaceful and beautiful surroundings and is a favourite destination all year round for visitors and lovers of especially water sports. It has been said that "This is the balcony to Heaven!