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Gansbaai Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Gansbaai

  • In close proximity to Hermanus
  • Whale watching
  • Shark cage diving
  • Hiking, 4x4 Trails
  • Fynbos Road Meander
  • Seals and Penguin colony
  • Dyer Island
  • Caves: Klipgat Caves
  • Dangerpoint Lighthouse
  • Baardskeerdersbos
  • De Kelders
  • Strandveld Museum

Distance to Airport: 151 km

Distance to City: 10

Introducing Gansbaai

From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, the visitor will find one of the most unique and astonishing land-based whale watching spots in the word in Gaansbaai. Dyer Island is where the mysterious Great White Sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe, hence Gansbaai has become known as the Great White Shark capital of the world.  On Dryer Island, many seals can be found here as well as a Penguin colony.  Numerous caves along the cliffs of De Kelders await the visitor to explore and discover ancient secret wonders. 

Endless sandy beaches provide for long walks. Various trails can be followed on the mountain and in the hills to discover the unique and magnificent fynbos (some 1500 species), views that are striking, rare plants yet to be discovered and space that is not yet a luxury. Ancient milkwood forests grace the surroundings and are home to many an unknown insect, rodent and plant species waiting to be admired. During May to December of each year, the Gansbaai coastline becomes the home of the Southern Right Whale.

Activities and adventures which await the visitor to Gansbaai include

  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Whale watching
  • 4x4 drives
  • Fishing
  • Beaches
  • Golf
  • The Fynbos Road Meander
  • Hiking
  • Nature Reserves.