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Visitor Tips

  • Remember to bring along bathing suit, angling equipment, hat, sun block, walking shoes, camera, binoculars, bird and mammal reference books.
  • Beware of strong and changeable currents on both sides of Schaapen Island.
  • Water sport enthusiasts should acquaint themselves with local conditions and boating and angling regulations.
  • Saldanha Bay (including the Langebaan Lagoon) is a crayfish (rock lobster) and abalone (perlemoen) reserve. Removal of these organisms from this area is a punishable offence.
  • Due to the recreational zoning of the park some water sports are restricted to certain areas. Please adhere to regulations.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Motorcycles are allowed in the park, except in the Postberg section during the flower season.
  • Medical, pharmaceutical, vehicle repair post office and police services in Langebaan Village.
  • Nearest hospital: Vredenburg (30km)
  • Fuel available in Langebaan Village (outside of park) or Ysterfontein.
  • No wood is available inside the park.
  • No alcohol is permitted in any of the public areas such as picnic and braai sites as well as on beaches and around the lagoon.
  • Read more about the work done by the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Coast Region on their Heritage Blog.