Hiking to Shark Bay
Our short visit to our hometown, Langebaan was sadly coming to an end. Before we left, my mom and I decided to visit Shark Bay – one of our favourite places to go for a walk.
We cheated a bit with this walk, because we did not start walking from our house. But rather drove towards the edge of the town from where we followed a pathway along the lovely lagoon that took us all the way to Shark Bay.
Once again, we were fortunate with the weather – sunny and no wind. It was such a lovely time out in nature.
We were surprised to see so many flowers – almost more than what we saw on our drive in the Postberg Nature Reserve the previous day. What do they say about beauty that’s sometimes right under your nose?
It’s not that far to walk to Shark Bay, probably around 3km there and back to the car. It’s such a scenic walk and many walkers, runners and bikers use this path. Since it was a weekday, we did not encounter that many people … it was great to have this place almost to ourselves.
The Shark Bay Shack sells drinks and light snacks which can be enjoyed on their rooftop while one enjoys the views over the lagoon.
While my mom and I enjoyed a welcome coffee on the rooftop, we could see the road on the other side of the lagoon which we travelled on the previous day towards Postberg Nature Reserve.
As we walked back, the sun ‘awakened’ most of the flowers and we stopped often to smell them and take pictures.
We also walked past the Shark Bay Hotel. Some of you might remember that this is the place where we celebrated my mom’s birthday earlier this year. Their garden is water wise and fynbos is spotted everywhere. The views over the lagoon from the hotel is just splendid and we hope to come back here again.
It was now a bit of an uphill back to the car and we frequently stopped to look at all the flowers … flowers to the right and the lagoon to the left … indeed a lovely walk.
The Farmhouse Hotel is close to where we parked our car. It’s a historic farmstead which was originally built in 1860 and beautifully restored in 1992. We enjoyed a delicious lunch here a few years ago and the hotel retains the charm of reed ceilings, huge fireplaces and outstanding views of the lagoon … maybe we can show this beauty to you on a next visit.
This post then wraps up our visit to Langebaan. We hope to be back soon again. Thank you for enjoying the beautiful lagoon and late spring flowers with us.