HISTORY

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. Lamberts Bay was used as a lay-up for British warships during the war of 1900-1902 and in 1901 the “ HMS Sybille” was wrecked opposite Steenbokfontein.

The first crayfish factory was started by Mr Lindström in 1918, the price was 1/6 and 2/6 per hundred crayfish.

SANDVELD MUSEUM

Sanet Botes 082 482 9217/072 1515 299

The museum houses 15 different exhibits eg. “Old” Lambert’s Bay, HMS Sybille Gunboat which ran aground in 1901, Photograph collection, Fish industry and fishing community, Book & Bible collection, Archaeological display, Horsemill and Farm implements and Clothes and embroidery from bygone days.

ENGLISH CEMETERY

Info office 027 432 1000
Soldiers who lost their lives in the Anglo-Boer War 1900 - 1902) are buried here.

200 YEAR OLD WOODEN LOCK

Info office 027 432 1000

On the farm, Wadrift, approximately 17km south of Lambert’s Bay, a quaint wooden lock, dating back more than 200 years can be seen. The lock is still used to lock a storeroom on the farm.

WHALE BONE HOUSE

Info office 027 432 1000

Also on the farm Wadrift, you can see a house built of whale bones. Please note that the whale bones are not visible.

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH PULPIT

Info office 027 432 1000

The intrically carved pulpit at the Dutch Reformed Church is a treasure worth seeing.

PROPELLER OF THE HMS SYBILLE

Sandveld Museum 0824829217

The British gunboat HMS Sybille was a 3.400 ton twin screw second class cruiser. The ship was sent to Lambert’s Bay as a patrol boat during the Anglo boer war (1899 - 1902). At 04h30 on the morning of 16 January 1901 the Sybille struck a reef near the farm Steenbokfontein. The crew were taken aboard the City of Cambridge and guns and torpedoes salvaged.

Divers still search for artifacts from the wreck and in 1999 the propeller was recovered and can be viewed at the Sandveld Museum.

THE SYBILLE ROOM AT “DIE PLAASKOMBUIS” (FARM KITCHEN)

Kitta Burger 027 432 2720

British engineers were sent to South Africa to dismantle the stranded Sybille. One of them, Harry Blades from Sheffield, fell in love with Martie Burger from the farm, Steenbokfontein. They were married and settled in England. Kitta Burger, owner of the Plaaskombuis, restored the original Burger home and today it serves as a restaurant and tea room. Kitta gladly shares the history of the Sybille with visitors and serves meals. Bookings essential.

FAUNA & FLORA -ECO -TOURISM

Flowers in season (Aug - September)

AREND DE WAAL FLOWER ROUTE

At its best during Aug - Oct.
Contact Arend De Waal on 083 354 1788/027-432 1305 for a guided tour

DASSIEPOORT RESERVE

A feast to the eye in Flower Season.
Contact TersiusTurner at 027-432 1017 for more information

LANDING STRIP FOR LIGHT AIRCRAFT

Contact Marcel Cilliers at 0823213700

ANGLING AND CRAYFISH DIVING

In season (November -April)- obtain license from any Post Office

MILES OF UNSPOILED BEACHES

Suitable for hiking purposes

SPORT

9 HOLE GOLF COURSE 027 432 2820

MINI GOLF 082 886 8689

TENNIS 027 432 2830

POOL (Tidal pool) 027 432 1000

RUGBY 027 432 1112

VOLLEYBALL 027 432 1112

#top

All rights reserved


Home
Accommodation
Where to eat
Activities
Our neighbours
Contact us

Visit us on Facebook

Home Accommodation Where to eat Activities Our neighbours Contact us