Vanrhynsdorp to Langebaan

28 September 2022 A Visit to Langebaan

We had clear skies and crisp air this morning as we drove from Vanrhynsdorp to Langebaan. What amazing scenery we have in South Africa. If you are reading this from far-flung shores, I hope you might consider a trip to our beautiful land.

We stopped in Klawer Engen to refuel and breakfasted with Cathy and Alec at the Wimpy which was once again very good. Then we said our goodbyes as they would continue home to Napier and we would, at Clanwilliam, turn toward Langebaan.

We arrived at our Leentjiesklip Caravan Park at midday and have a really lovely campsite with a beautiful sea view.

Langebaan is where my friend, Hanny, whom I’ve known since we were 20 years old, has taken up residence in a wonderful retirement home. I haven’t seen her for two years so this reunion was very special. It was awesome to see how well-settled she is.

Hanny directed us to her favourite restaurant which is right near the beach and has a lovely view of the ocean. After lunch, we went to the Langebaan Yacht Club and had a coffee there. It was a lovely venue to sit and chat and catch up on old times.

It was half-past four when we dropped Hanny at home and made our way back to our campsite. We sat outside enjoying the gulls and the changing sky as the sun went down.

Beach in front of Leentjiesklip Caravan Park
Homes in this area have wonderful sea views
Sunset at Leentjiesklip
A Dramatic Sky

29 September 2022 Home

We woke up far too early this morning. The Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast is influenced by the cold Benguela Current and so the early mornings tend to be chilly. In spite of this we got up before 7 and by 7:45 were ready to leave. We travelled back via Robertson and arrived home at lunchtime. What a great trip we had but now it’s time to clean the caravan and get it ready for the next trip. Watch this space!


5 thoughts on “Vanrhynsdorp to Langebaan

  1. wetanddustyroads

    And suddenly I’m there with you … in my beautiful hometown Langebaan! Before we bought our house there, we camped a couple of times at Leentjiesklip – great memories! I will have to go back in your posts, because I see you visited Namaqualand and Richtersveld … where I grew up.

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  2. Mary Craig

    U brought back many happy memories of Langebaan. We lived in Saldanha for 1O years. It was so special of u to visit Hanny and lovely photos of her place of residents. She has been happy there and now like u got the travel bug as she is off to Duran with a friend.



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