7 Islands of Langebaan Lagoon

Seven Treasures full of history, bird life and nature. Unique to the West Coast, Langebaan.

Vondeling Island was last occupied in 1962 and the remains of a building are now used by penguins and birds for refuge.

Jutten Island is part of a marine protected area.  The Cape Cormorant uses it as breeding ground and a total of 220 oyster catchers were counted on Jutten Island March 2000. In 1702 the treasure ship Meresteijn wrecked on the Island.  A total of 220 oyster catchers were counted on Jutten Island March 2000.

Meeuw Island:  Meeuw Island is not part of the West Coast National park but is still protected by the SANDF and lies +-800m from Schaapen Island.

Schaapen Island:  This is a bird sanctuary and hosts the largest colony of Kelp birds and is a Ramsar site.

Marcus Island:  Home to the largest African Penguin colony in the world.  Marcus Island rises only 7m upwards.

Malgas Island:  One third of Cape Gannet’s population breeds on the Malgas Island and this is 1 of 6 breeding colonies.

Klein Island is close to Vondeling Island and Tsaarsbank and is a well known picnic spot in the West Coast National Park.

Enquiries and bookings for a guided tour: islands@westcoastlife.co.za