Langebaan Lagoon Crossing 2013

This looks cool: you can take it as a serious open-water swim, or grab the closest floating object and just drift across the lagoon. I really enjoyed the Around the Island Swim last year, and this looks like another great challenge.

Where: Langebaan Lagoon
When: 13 April 2013
Cost: R70.00
Facebook: Langebaan Lagoon Crossing | Langebaan Lagoon Crossing 2013 Facebook Event

Cross the Langebaan Lagoon on muscle power alone. Swim, paddle, kayak or be more original… Swimming aids allowed.

The swim will start at Shark Bay and end at Kraal Bay. I am not certain but I think Shark Bay is just south from Langebaan itself [-33.11287, 18.04401], and Kraal Bay [-33.1422, 18.0235] is on the other side of the lagoon where the houseboats are moored. Kayaks and other bulky floating devices will be launched from the Langebaan Yacht Club. There is a map on the site.

Total swim distance: 4.0 km (of which 1.9 km can be waded)
Total kayak distance: 5.3 km
Online entry forms:

This is an unofficial social event. It is intended as a day of fun, but please ensure that you are fit enough to complete the event safely. The organisers will accept no responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever.

The event is planned for 13 April, but 14 April will be a standby date for weather. A decision on moving date will be made on 10 April, based on the weather forecast. This is purely done to ensure a safe and enjoyable crossing for everyone.

Post questions on the Langebaan Lagoon Crossing Facebook Page or Langebaan Lagoon Crossing 2013 Facebook Event, or send an email to


Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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