Why the Shark bay boutique accommodation & spa is worth visiting
As we enter the final quarter of the year, and winter starts to say its goodbyes, a staycation can feel all the more tempting. And why not play tourist in your own backyard while you do it? Ever seen the west coast’s wildfowers in bloom? Learned to kiteboard or sailed across the Langebaan lagoon on a yacht? Now’s the time to check those things off your bucket list and the Shark Bay Boutique Accommodation & Spa is here to host you while you do.
EXPERIENCE THE WEST COAST WILD FLOWER SEASON
While Langebaan may not be home to any of the Big Five, we’re proud to be home to the slow five: tortoises, whales, sand sharks, porcupines and dune moles. Most of which, we hope to spot on our newest offering at the Shark Bay Boutique Accommodation & Spa – our very own yacht experience. Trust us, the beauty of the Langebaan Lagoon on-board our yacht is breathtaking.
And if you’re not after an adventurous stay but rather in the mood for a little R&R, that’s okay too. Between the luxurious, homely touches in our rooms, the spectacular views from our deck, and the magical hands of our spa-therapists, we wouldn’t blame you for simply dropping anchor at the hotel. Afterall, it might only be an hour away from Cape Town but once you’re there, it feels like you’re a million miles away from the rest of the world.
JUMP ON BOARD, OUR UNIQUE SHARK BAY YACHT TRIP
There’s a reason Kiteworld Magazine describes Langebaan as the ‘jewel of the West Coast’. The flat turquoise lagoon offers plenty of space, white-sand beaches and constant cross-shore winds. As one of South Africa’s top kite spots, Langebaan is especially good for learning, twin-tipping and foiling.
While the Kiteboarding Season officially kicks off in October, you’re likely to catch a good day with crossshore winds, perfect for getting the cobwebs off your board and getting in a solid preseason ride.
GET IN ON THE KITEBOARDING PRESEASON
Each year from around the beginning of August until the end of September, South Africa’s magnificent West Coast blooms into a mecca of brightly coloured wild flowers. It feels as if it almost happens overnight, with little warning but plenty of magic.
The best place to experience the vastness of this magical bloom is in the West Coast National Park, which just happens to border the Shark Bay Boutique Accommodation & Spa. Explore the nature reserve and experience this phenomenon of blooming flora and fauna for yourself. Instagram-worthy pictures aplenty, we guarantee it.