Lamberts’ Bay is 280 km from Cape Town on the West Coast.

It is a fishing village. What makes this West Coast village truly unique is that it is home to one of the largest Cape gannet colonies in the world. The Bird Island Nature Reserve is linked to Lambert’s Bay by the long harbour wall.

The cool Atlantic Ocean with its spectacular and varying shades of blue and green rolls onto white, open stretched beaches.

The climate here is considered to be a local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. This climate is considered to be BSk according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average annual temperature is 17.9 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 211 mm.

Lambert’s Bay is the ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Things are easy and very relaxed here.

The Sishen-Saldanha railway line passes the outskirts of the village. Some of the trains carrying iron ore are up to 7kms long.

One can take a leisurely walk along Jakkalsvlei to Surfers’ Point/Yo-Yo’s.

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Meeuland Bay

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The fishing harbour is a hive of activity, especially when snoek and sardines run. Freshly caught fish can be bought from the fishing vessels.
Sun setting on harbour

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Bird Island is home to Cormorants, Sea gulls and Cape Gannets.

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Friedse Plek is close to Jakkalsvlei, home to a variety of birds including flamingos and geese.

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The West Coast celebrates Spring annually with flowers that brighten the arid earth with their beauty.

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The Kreeffees is held annually.

Restaurants for traditional West Coast meals

Muisbosskerm

Bosduifklip

Weskus Kombuis (2 km)

Isabellas (2,3 km)

Coffee shops

Funky Tastebuds (2,1 km)

Mad Hatter (1,8 km)

Places of interest

Sandveld Museum

Wedding venues

Muisbosskerm open air restaurant (6,2 km)

Bosduifklip open air restaurant (5 kms)

Grootvlei (6 km)

Convenience shops

Spar (2 km)

Sentra (2,1 km)

Bank

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ATM’S

Absa

Capitech

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Nedbank

FNB

Things to do:

Angling from the rocks

Hiking

Horse riding

Surfing

Swimming

Catching crayfish (in season)