Lamberts Bay is a laidback fishing village on the West Coast, around 2.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town. It has been titled the “Diamond of the West Coast” for its beautiful white beaches, diverse wildlife, and crayfish. Characterised by powdery sand, crashing waves, rolling dunes, a bird breeding island, and a moderate year-round climate, Lamberts is a favourite destination no matter the season.
Lamberts Bay is situated along the West Coast and forms part of the Cederberg municipality. Situated in the heart of crayfish country, Lamberts Bay is one of the best places to get seafood, with fresh catches brought in daily. Muisbosskerm and Bosduifklip are both open air restaurants with some of the tastiest seafood around.
Just 100m offshore, the renowned Bird Island is accessed by a breakwater wall from the mainland and is home to a breeding colony of sea birds. At nearly 3 hectares, the island hosts Cape gannets, cormorants, African penguins, and Cape fur seals. Lamberts Bay is one of the best places to spot dolphins. The Heaviside’s Dolphin is endemic to this part of the coast and can be spotted as close as 150m from the shore in groups of up to 20 dolphins at a time. Organised boat trips include dolphin and whale watching between August and November.
Other activities include sandboarding down the dunes, quad biking, micro light flights over the bay, and water sports like swimming, body boarding, and surfing. Tackle the Boegoeberg 4x4 Trail, relax on the nearby Elands Bay Beach, and attend the Crayfish Festival in March.
Lamberts Bay offers sea, sun, seafood, and sand - a lethal combination for an unforgettable holiday on the West Coast.
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