Lambert's Bay

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Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay is located in Western Cape
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
 Lambert's Bay shown within Western Cape
Lambert's Bay is located in South Africa
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay (South Africa)
Lambert's Bay is located in Africa
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay (Africa)
Coordinates: 32°5′S 18°18′E / 32.083°S 18.300°E / -32.083; 18.300Coordinates: 32°5′S 18°18′E / 32.083°S 18.300°E / -32.083; 18.300
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Cederberg
 • Total 45.73 km2 (17.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,120
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.0%
 • Coloured 74.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 15.9%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 90.9%
 • Xhosa 5.8%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 1.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 8130
PO box 8130
Area code 027

Lambert's Bay is a small fishing town in the Western Cape province of South Africa situated 280 kilometres (170 mi) north of Cape Town. It is part of the Cederberg Municipality.

The coast town has been proclaimed 'the Diamond of the West Coast' because of its white beaches, wildlife and lobsters. Although primarily a fishing town it has become a significant tourist attraction on the West Coast due to its moderate all-year climate.

The town also hosts the Crayfish Festival.[2]


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Lambert's Bay is named after Admiral Lambert of the British Navy who did a marine survey of the bay between 1826 and 1840.

In 1887 Mr Stephan bought the commercial buildings and built the hotel in 1888. Lambert's Bay was used as a lay-up for British warships during the war of 1900-1902 and in 1901 HMS Sybille was wrecked opposite Steenbokfontein.

The first crayfish factory was started by Mr Lindström in 1918.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lambert's Bay". Census 2011.
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