picturesque seaside village of Lambertís Bay lies right up the West
Coast, not far from Clanwilliam and only 2.5 hoursí drive from Cape
This part of the coast is quite simply beautiful, with wide expanses of
white sand under blazing blue skies and endless opportunity to
experience seafood in the heart of crayfish country. The open-air
restaurants along the coast here have become something of an institution
and offer unforgettable traditionally prepared seafood right next to the
shoreline, as the sun goes down.
The proximity to the sea and sand offers plenty for visitors to do. You
can sand board on the dunes, go on a guided quad bike trip or even a
micro light flight over the bay, when youíre not partaking in the usual
water sports like swimming, surfing and sunbathing.
The seabird breeding colonies at Bird Island attract tourists from all
over the country and offer Ďup close and personalí experiences with Cape
gannets, cormorants and African penguins.
Only 100 metres offshore of Lambertís Bay, and accessible by ferry or
across the breakwater, the modern gannet lookout at Bird Island allows
one access to unique mating dances and the incredible vocalising of
thousands of gannets on their nests.
The Heavisideís Dolphin is endemic to this part of the coast and can be
spotted as close as 150 metres from the shore in small groups of up to
20 dolphins. Lambertís Bay is regarded as one of the best places to spot
this species all year round and anywhere along the bay, particularly in
front of the caravan park or up on a dune, is a good spot.
There are also organised boat trips that include the Dusky Dolphin,
Southern Right Whale - between August and November - and the Humpback
Whale on its seasonal migration, on their itinerary.