October 3, 2011

Langebaan Lagoon in Pictures

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Seagull on the lagoon beach.

A few weeks ago, my fiance, some friends, and I took a day trip to the West Coast National Park, which is about an hour’s drive north of Cape Town, South Africa.  We had a picnic on Langebaan Lagoon and then drove around the park to see the beautiful flowers. If you’re ever in the Cape Town area, I highly recommend visiting the West Coast National Park. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the nearby Fossil Park. Below are some pictures from our recent visit to Langebaan Lagoon. I’ll share some pictures from the rest of our visit to the park in a separate post… stay tuned!

The lagoon is mostly surrounded by loosely-consolidated, very young sandstone. However, there are also a few granitic plutons in the area. I’ll show some more pictures of this granite in my next post.

Setting up a picnic near a sandstone rock arch.

Sandstone cross-bedding.

Look! Sandstone cross-bedding! And graffiti, unfortunately.

A close look at the young, soft sandstone.

A view across the lagoon, showing one of the granitic plutons.

Another view of Mr. Seagull.

Inviting waters.