City Break to Langebaan

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Having known that I wanted to just tuck up in bed and pretend it isn’t my birthday, my husband surprised me with a weekend away to Langebaan… One of those coastal towns I’ve been secretly eyeing out to visit.

We checked in at the Crystal Lagoon Lodge which is located along Calypso Beach – it’s on private property with restricted access. And yep, this means that the beach was quiet with just 3 or 4 people scattered across the shore at any given moment.

Because we were told that the room we got was the last one available, our expectations were average. Then we were shown our room… which turned out to be a brilliant deluxe suite with prime views of the Atlantic ocean’s waves crashing against the rocks on the shore. Mind = blown.

Crystal Lagoon Lodge
Crystal Lagoon Lodge Deluxe Suite
View from the balcony
Balcony view
calpyso beach, langebaan
Walk along Calypso Beach, Langebaan

The Crystal Lagoon Lodge is a smallish yet cosy bed and breakfast. It’s small enough to actually find your way around without getting lost, and large enough to have your own space and privacy. There’s wifi and secure parking; Club Mykonos is a walking distance; and there’s a mall nearby with everything a tourist could possibly need (halal meat is available at the PnP – perfect for braai).

Looking out of the bedroom
Looking out of the bedroom
Breakfast: greek yoghurt, muesli and fruit.

Upon arriving in Langebaan, a couple’s massage package awaited us at the Zest Spa, located on the Langebaan Country Estate. The spa was modest in terms of size and facilities, yet service was uncompromised with friendly ladies at our beck and call. I had one of the best neck & back massages (rivals my experience at the Heavenly Spa in The Westin).

Boat on the Langebaan Beach shore
Boat on the Langebaan Beach shore
Sunset at Calypso Beach – Club Mykonos on the far right

Langebaan is such a beautiful destination: it was romantic, fun, relaxing and indulgent… Exactly what I needed to realise that age is just a number and that youthfulness resides in the heart. 🙂 

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14 Responses

  1. Arins

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend and what a sweet surprise! Your pics are gorgeous!

  2. Cathy

    Beautiful, as a tour guide, Langebaan and the West Coast in general is on of my favorite destinations. Beautiful pics Saajida

    • Saajida

      Thank you 🙂
      Yep, I can see why it’s one of your favourites. The people are also very welcoming. I am looking forward to making another trip in the near future.

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