The Farmhouse – Langebaan
Perched on a bluff overlooking the azure Langebaan lagoon, a scattering of islands, wheeling birds and bobbing yachts, The Farmhouse is a comfortable homestead with reed ceilings, huge fireplaces and a warm welcoming feeling. It’s about a hour’s drive north of Cape Town.
Celebrated for its West Coast hospitality, with its service regularly commented on, traditional West Coast food features prominently and its wines have received Diners Club awards.
The Farmhouse restaurant serves hearty fare with a variety of tempting seafoods and bakes fresh bread daily. The guest suites, some with their own fireplaces and sweeping views of the lagoon, lead to a private poolside garden.
On the way there, take in glorious views from lookouts on granite outcrops as you meander along the Langebaan lagoon – the focal point of the West Coast National Park and a declared Ramsar site – a unique mix of carpets of flowers in spring, coastal fynbos vegetation, wetlands with migratory wading birds, seabirds by the tens of thousands and thunderous waves rolling in from the Atlantic with endless white beaches.