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Langebaan – 14-18 January 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Basil Cambanis   
Sunday, 18 January 2009 02:00

This was my second visit to Langebaan, but the this time without a broken arm thankfully (my first was in Feb 2008).  I was planning on going to Luderitz, but decided against it because of the long distance to travel solo and the time away from work and family.  So I’d provisionally kept my diary clear, and as luck would have it I saw the Western Cape forecasts light up, so I simply diverted my trip to there and was rewarded.

It started blowing the day I arrived, and did not stop the entire time; an added bonus is that I got to take part in the Downwind Dash for the first time which I loved; what a party (my first in a while).  Rob Munro kindly took me to Veldrift River which is an awesome speed spot 30 km away from Langebaan and we both had a great time and decent wind.  Rob showed me great hospitality throughout my stay which I really appreciate.  I also sampled Shark Bay twice, not at it’s best, but I can see the potential there.

I stayed at “The Quiver Tree” B & B which is in “Longacres Country Estate” opposite the new Laguna mall (Pick n’ Pay). Glen and Bridget Horsfield were wonderful hosts and have a lovely spot to stay at. It’s clean, quiet and has a country feel which I love. Glen makes an excellent breakfast which incorporates eggs on alternate days that their own hens have laid, and they’re delicious.  You can find out more about them here : http://www.wheretostay.co.za/thequivertree/

 

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