Things To Do in Gansbaai

Gansbaai is situated in Cape Overberg, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Where? Gansbaai
Gansbaai is one of the Western Cape’s little treasures; popular for a number of water activities, not least of all, the shark cage diving on offer. This is also the scenic seaside home of the African Penguin ...

BBlonds Restaurant

Where? Gansbaai
BBlonds Restaurant is nestled within the scenic seaside town of Gansbaai in the Western Cape. Its ideal positioning allows the chef to take advantage of the fresh seafood and fish that is so readily available. ...

Blue Goose Restaurant

Where? Gansbaai
The Blue Goose Restaurant showcases excellent South African beef and lamb, seafood fresh from the local boats, and popular South African wines that have won a number of awards around the world. It is situated ...

Ciro’s Restaurant

Where? Gansbaai
Ciro’s continues to be one of Gansbaai’s favourite spots for lunch and dinner, having established an outstanding reputation for itself over the last decade of its existence. Ciro’s Restaurant is known for its ...

Danger Point Lighthouse

Where? Gansbaai
It took roughly forty years after a major shipwreck on the coast at Gansbaai with a great loss of lives, for a lighthouse to finally emerge in 1895. A memorial plaque is on one of the walls of the lighthouse, ...

De Seemans Taphuis

Where? Gansbaai
De Seemans Taphuis is perched idyllically above Gansbaai Harbour so that patrons are able to take in the unrivalled views, all the action of the working fishing harbour, and the vistas that extend across ...

Dine at Benguela

Where? Gansbaai
Benguela is a fine dining restaurant located in the small fishing village of Gansbaai. Receiving rave reviews from tourists and locals, Benguela shines in its position as a fine eatery in the Overberg region. ...

Dine at Grootbos

Where? Gansbaai
Executive chef, Duane Lewis, heads the restaurant at Grootbos, situated a few kilometers from Gansbaai, up. The menu is inspired by fresh and seasonal ingredients, including fresh fish sourced directly from ...

Driving the Strandveld

Where? Elim
Route: Hermanus, Elim, Cape Agulhas, Waenhuiskrans, Bredasdorp, Napier Description: beautiful bays, sand dunes, villages, caves and shipwrecks Length: roughly 280 km Time: a day, at least Overnight: Any of ...

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Where? Gansbaai
Start: Gansbaai harbour Finish: Klipgat caves, De Kelders Duration: 7 km, around 4 hours Fitness: easy, children can do this hike Our tip: this is a one-way trail, so you will need to arrange another car ...

Franskraal Beach

Where? De Kelders
Cameras and binoculars at the ready everyone, Franskraal Beach is not only beautiful but is a popular birding hotspot and you are bound to see some interesting species in the area. Climb among the rocks ...

Fynbos Trail

Where? Gansbaai
Start: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Growing the Future College Finish: Grootbos Garden Lodge Duration: 26 km, 3 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: this Green Flag trail comes as both a slackpacker version, and an ...

Gansbaai Saloon

Where? Gansbaai
Gansbaai is a small fishing village on the Western Cape coastline. It is popular for many things, not least of all shark cage diving. For this reason alone, many locals and tourists visit the town every year, ...

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Where? Gansbaai
Watching a shark from land is a fascinating experience the same way reading about music is an educational experience; submerging yourself into shark infested waters is like being played as an adrenal ...

Great White Shark Experience

Where? Kleinbaai
In South Africa, we are privileged to have access to great white sharks… if you know where to go, and when. The general public, too, can enjoy great white sharks face-to-face. Observing and diving with ...

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