Laaiplek Places of Interest

Laaiplek is situated on the Cape West Coast, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Laaiplek

Berg River Estuary

Rated as one of three top estuaries in South Africa, in terms of conservation, the Berg River Estuary starts 69 km upstream of its mouth in Velddrif on the West Coast. It is one of only four perennial ...

Cape Columbine Nature Reserve

Although often referred to as lying in Paternoster, the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, more often referred to by locals as Tietiesbaai, lies just south west of the popular weekend town, its manual lighthouse - ...

Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve

Stretching all the way from Diep River in Milnerton, to the Berg River close to Velddrif on the West Coast, the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) was designated as such by UNESCO in 2000. The beautiful ...

Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails

Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails – slackpacker trails on the West Coast! The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) is a recognised UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of only 6 in South Africa and just over 600 ...

Flamingo Birding Route

The West Coast stretches from Cape Town's northerly Atlantic suburbs to the coastal wetlands of the Olifants River. Whilst spring flowers have received the focus of tourism to this part of the coastline, it ...

Postberg Flower Reserve

The Postberg Flower Reserve is not always available for you to visit. Even though it forms part of the West Coast National Park, this part of it is disturbed as little as possible so that, when spring comes, ...

West Coast National Park

Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine ...

Whale Watching in Cape West Coast

The West Coast is not only esteemed for its seafood. You are also more likely to spot whales north of Cape Town, than in and around the city. The West Coast gets its fair share of the southern right whale, ...

... and little further afield

Bird Island Nature Reserve

The world’s most accessible Cape gannet colony can be found on an island, linked to Lambert’s Bay by a breakwater wall. Bird Island also gives shelter to thousands of cormorants and penguins, whilst Cape fur ...

Darling Wine Estates

The Darling Wine Route continues to delight more and more tourists every year. The wines produced here are of a fabulous quality, thanks to the beautiful weather and soils. Local labels include Tukulu, Darling ...

Gifberg Pass

The Gifberg Pass connects Vanrhynsdorp to the top of the Matsikamma Mountain, roughly 20 km south of Vanrhynsdorp. The pass breasts a flat-topped mountain called Maskam that forms part of the Matzikamma ...

Grotto Bay Coastal Nature Reserve

Head up the West Coast from Cape Town for roughly 60 kilometres and you will find Grotto Bay Coastal Nature Reserve. It's a 500 hectare private nature reserve filled with walking trails, birds, the possibility ...

Langebaan Lagoon

Langebaan Lagoon is a large salt water lagoon, regarded as a wetland of international importance, protected by the West Coast National Park (formerly called the Langebaan National Park), 100 km north of Cape ...

Seeberg Viewpoint

There are numerous reasons to include Seeberg Viewpoint on your visit to the West Coast National Park. One is the view of the little historical, stone cottage perched atop the granite boulders that overlook ...

Vanrhynsdorp Pass

The tarred Vanrhynsdorp Pass links the Namaqualand town of Vanrhynsdorp with Nieuwoudtville, way up on the top of the Bokkeveld. The pass forms part of the R27 and snakes and winds the relatively short ...

Verlorenvlei

Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. It is not only one of the largest lakes but one of the few coastal ...

Verlorenvlei Heritage Settlement

What was once a thriving little hamlet on the shores of Verlorenvlei (40 buildings or ruins were still in evidence in 1992) is only a few surviving langhuis (long house) structures today. These houses are of ...

West Coast Marine Protected Area

West Coast National Park Marine Protected Area is a collection of five Marine Protected Areas within the boundaries of the park formed to protect exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, a lagoon, ...

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