2ha Longacres Country and Equestrian Estate, Langebaan
Longacres Country and Equestrian Estate is in Langebaan, conveniently situated on the Cape West Coast an hour and a half's drive approximately 130 km north of Cape Town, near the holiday resort of Club Mykonos. The Estate is approximately 1km from the cool Atlantic Ocean. Close enough for shopping trips or even commuting to work in Cape Town but far enough for peace and quiet. The estate is ideal for horse lovers and persons who want to use the land for small scale cultivation. Olives, vines and a variety of vegetables are being planted with success. Longacres estate is a conservation area it is common to look out of a window and see a steenbok, duiker, tortoise or cape hare grazing close by or making his way slowly across your property. There are also springbok being kept on longacres estate by a few owners.
All longacres property owners are obliged to join the homeowners association and are subject to the rules and the guide lines of both the Constitution and Rules. The Committee elected by the members are in turn charged to look after the interest of the area, maintain any longacres common property areas as well as any assets that may be held collectively by the homeowners association. There is an annual levy payable by the property owners which is reviewed by the property owners at the Annual General Meeting. The popular town of Langebaan is just over 100 km from Cape Town on the West Coast off the R27 next to Langebaan Lagoon. The white Caribbean like beaches surrounding the crystal clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon are one of the main attractions of Langebaan.
Langebaan has a modern Country Club and offers numerous excellent holiday facilities. For water sport enthusiasts who favour a weekend visit or holiday in Langebaan to enjoy the host of water sport and fishing opportunities this vibrant holiday resort town offers. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy windsurfing, kite-surfing, yachting, angling and much more in the turquoise waters, which are positively balmy for the Cape.
Langebaan is well known as it is the ornithological capital of South Africa, has recorded the largest oyster shell deposits in the world and enjoys a moderate climate with cool air and long sunlit days. In winter it is never very cold and the long summer days are never unbearably hot.
Langebaan boasts upmarket accommodation, a choice of restaurants, two caravan parks, a golf course, tennis courts, a bowling green, a yacht club and the standard retail outlets you can expect to find in a small town which sell everything from seafood, groceries to hardware and holiday equipment. The West Coast National Park is worth a visit to see the variety of fauna and flora which this unique eco-system has to offer and the ecological history of Langebaan can be viewed at the West Coast Fossil Park.