Things to Do in Gansbaai

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Shark Cage Diving Unlimited

Shark Cage Diving Unlimited

Popular Attractions in Gansbaai (1.6 km from Gansbaai)

Welcome to Shark Diving Unlimited. Home of Mike Rutzen and choice shark cage diving operator for people like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Prince Harry and many more celebrities. Shark Diving Unlimited is a fully licensed shark cage diving operator and not a bookings agent. We receive our permits from the Department of Environmental Affairs: Branch -...

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Gansbaai (2.2 km from Gansbaai)

Starting at the municipal campsite near Gansbaai harbour, the Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail follows the coast to De Kelders and Duiwelsgat. The route takes in a number of historical sites before reaching Klipgat, a Stone Age site in a cave. Along the way hikers will pass Stanford’s Cove, used as a harbour in the 1840s, and a beautiful swimming pool in...

Gansbaai Tidal Pool

Gansbaai Tidal Pool

Beaches in Perlemoen Bay (2.6 km from Gansbaai)

Gansbaai Tidal Pool is located on Kus Weg in Perlemoenbaai - the coastal road between Gansbaai town and De Kelders. The tidal pool has a smaller pool next to it for the kiddies and if you walk the entire wall to the other end, there are some great nooks in the rocks where you can snorkel and see some fish. If you dare to venture into the kelp...

Owl's Pub

Owl's Pub

Bars Nightclubs in Gansbaai (5.7 km from Gansbaai)

Owl's Pub is a venue that can comfortably seat up to 200 people - a perfect getaway for any function, team building, weddings and live entertainment. With two big screens (21 m2), Owl's Pub is the venue to come watch all your sporting events and is renowned to watch the rugby with great atmosphere. Situated adjacent to a large holiday resort...

Klipgat Caves

Klipgat Caves

Popular Attractions in Gansbaai (5.9 km from Gansbaai)

These historically important caves have been inhabited by our ancestors since 80,000 years ago. The view across Walker bay from the cave is unsurpassed and presents a fantastic photo opportunity. The small beach is sheltered and swimming in the clear water is s refreshing prelude to the walk back to your vehicle or to De Kelders, the premier Whale...

Platbos Forest Trail

Platbos Forest Trail

Hiking Trail in Gansbaai (8.8 km from Gansbaai)

Platbos Forest is a privately owned indigenous forest that is Africa's southernmost forest, and a rare remnant of the Sandwoud. Some of the trees are said to be up to 1000 years old. The guided or self-guided woodland trails for bird and nature lovers are suitable for all ages. Footpaths are wide, gradients are gentle and there is protection from...

Things to do near Gansbaai

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Franskraal Beach

Franskraal Beach

Beaches in Franskraal (5.4 km from Gansbaai)

A long stretch of beautiful sand that extends towards the Uilkraals estuary; Franskraal Beach is well known as a birding hot spot. At the beginning of the beach is plenty of rocky outcrops and rock pools. Parking is provided at the end of Seaview Drive.

Cape Point

Cape Point

Game Reserve in Cape Point (84 km from Gansbaai)

Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...

Shark Cage Diving Kleinbaai

Shark Cage Diving Kleinbaai

Popular Attractions in Kleinbaai (2.3 km from Gansbaai)

Kleinbaai is home to Great White Shark cage diving in South Africa. Lured by 50 000 Cape Fur Seals living on Geyser Rock, the Great White Sharks frequently hunt in Shark Alley, the narrow channel between Geyser and Dyer Island, a protected African penguin breeding ground. All shark cage diving boats launch from Kleinbaai's natural harbour....

Kleinbaai Whale Watching

Kleinbaai Whale Watching

Popular Attractions in Kleinbaai (2.3 km from Gansbaai)

Take a boat trip and get a close up view of the Southern Right Whales. The Kleinbaai area is generally regarded as one of the best whale-watching sites, attracting many of these mellow giants of the sea. The Southern Right Whales start arriving in June to mate and calve. Peak time for whale watching is October, but many whales can still be seen...

Gansbaai Tidal Pool

Gansbaai Tidal Pool

Beaches in Perlemoen Bay (2.6 km from Gansbaai)

Gansbaai Tidal Pool is located on Kus Weg in Perlemoenbaai - the coastal road between Gansbaai town and De Kelders. The tidal pool has a smaller pool next to it for the kiddies and if you walk the entire wall to the other end, there are some great nooks in the rocks where you can snorkel and see some fish. If you dare to venture into the kelp...

Kleinbaai Tidal Pool

Kleinbaai Tidal Pool

Beaches in Kleinbaai (2.7 km from Gansbaai)

Kleinbaai Tidal Pool is to the right of Kleinbaai Harbour on Kabeljou Street. The tidal pool is safe and a great place to take the kids or just relax. The large lawn has ample space for the little ones to run plus the jungle gym is an added bonus. There are ablutions and a convenient parking lot so that travel is made easy.

Stanford's Bay

Stanford's Bay

Beaches in De Kelders (3.4 km from Gansbaai)

Located in the middle of De Kelders, Stanford's Bay is a secluded cove that is perfect for a nice swim among the rocks. There is some grass further up from the sand and plenty of rocks for the kids to play on.

The Fynbos Trail

The Fynbos Trail

Hiking Trail in De Kelders (3.6 km from Gansbaai)

The Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This can be done as a fully guided and catered slackpacking trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. The trail has a two or three night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of trail through coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits...

Strandveld Museum

Strandveld Museum

Galleries and Museums in Franskraal (4.2 km from Gansbaai)

Strandveld Museum is quite the outing. It was the original house of the Headman of Dyer Island when he came to the mainland. The privately owned museum hosts a collection of original furniture of the Headman over the years, as well as relics from the Birkenhead shipwreck. A little known fact is that when the big storms hit this coastline, the...

The Farm Garden

The Farm Garden

Popular Attractions in De Kelders (5.3 km from Gansbaai)

The Farm Garden was started by husband and wife, Coenie and Christa van Dyk. The pair create miniature scenes out of small rock. The scenes encompass anything from historical villages and farms, to the ever-popular Afrikaans 'soapy' 7de Laan. It is essential to call for a viewing of this intriguing art.

Die Plaat

Die Plaat

Beaches in De Kelders (6.2 km from Gansbaai)

Part of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, Die Plaat is a long beach of pristine white sand and rocky limestone outcrops to the east. Access to the beach is via Normandie Street in De Kelders, and an entry fee is required. Permitted activities include angling, hiking and swimming. Note that the water can get rough.

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in De Kelders (6.2 km from Gansbaai)

Managed by Cape Nature, Walker Bay stretches along the coast from De Kelders to the Hermanus Lagoon. Walker Bay Nature Reserve offers much for the whole family. From wide beaches to sea caves, good fishing grounds to pretty fynbos and hiking trails. A 24 km hiking trail hugs the coastline and there are several beaches and protected coves. Die...

Danger Point Lighthouse

Danger Point Lighthouse

Popular Attractions in Kleinbaai (7.2 km from Gansbaai)

Danger Point is aptly named. Located between Gansbaai and Kleinbaai, the area was a treacherous passage for ships in history with over 20 ships having been wrecked along this coast. The hidden reefs and rocky outcrops just under the water were difficult to spot. The point extends about 8 km off the shore. The lighthouse was mercifully constructed...

Klipgat Cave Trail

Klipgat Cave Trail

Hiking Trail in De Kelders (11.5 km from Gansbaai)

Klipgat Cave is one of the most important historical assets in the Western Cape. Excavations between 1969 and 1995 produced stone artifacts, preserved bone tools and human remains left by Middle Stone Age folk from 65 000 – 85 000 years ago. The cave was formed millions of years ago and was once much like the Cango Caves. The rising sea level...

Overberg Horse Riding

Overberg Horse Riding

Popular Attractions in Franskraal (12.7 km from Gansbaai)

If you are in the Gansbaai area and just love horses, then try on of the many horse riding trails around. There are beginner and advanced riding trails. See the area on horseback enveloped in nature. There are beach rides as well as mountain out-rides. Please call for more information.