Time to getaway from all the chaos of your day to day life? Come down to Gansbaai and relax and unwind. So what makes Gansbaai cool? Simply it’s natural, rugged and unspoiled beauty.
From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, you will find one of the most unique and astonishing land-based whale watching spots in the word.
Or onward to Dyer Island where the mysterious and graceful Great White Sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe, hence Gansbaai having become known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. In the same vicinity just off Shark Alley, you will find an abundance of seals, being the hot spot restaurant of the great whites, not to mention the Penguin colony of Dyer Island.
Back on land, numerous caves along the cliffs of De Kelders beckon the visitor to explore and discover ancient secret wonders – while never ending sandy beaches provide for long uplifting and soul-searching walks. Various trails can be followed on the mountain and in the hills to discover fynbos that is awesome (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.