Lambert's Bay

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Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay is located in South Africa
Lambert's Bay
Lambert's Bay
 Lambert's Bay shown within South 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%
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 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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