Klipgat Caves

Beaches & Pools / Monuments in or near Gansbaai, Cape Overberg in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in GansbaaiKlipgat Caves

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Where? Walker Bay Nature Reserve, Gansbaai, Cape Overberg, Western Cape

When? Daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Gansbaai, in Western Cape

Gansbaai in the Western Cape is not only popular as a shark cage diving destination; it is also home to the historically relevant Klipgat Caves.

These caves were once home to ancient humankind. In fact, the human civilization of this region has been dated to about 80 000 years old. The remnants of their lives that have been left behind provide fascinating and important information about the origin of mankind, their development and our natural and historical context.

The Klipgat Caves themselves are beautiful, and the views that are offered from them exquisite. Look out over Walker Bay and experience the tranquillity that nature provides. The small beach here is great for swimming as it is sheltered and calm. Nearby, De Kelders awaits. This is one of the country’s best whale watching spots.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Gansbaai


Self Catering


LaatLam93 is a large self catering house located in Franskraal, just a two hour drive away from Cape Town. The house ... more

Whalesong Lodge

Bed & Breakfast

Whalesong Lodge

A small intimate guesthouse perched on top of the rugged De Kelders Cliffs overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay with ... more

Fynbos Retreat

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Fynbos Retreat

The picturesque Fynbos Retreat is tucked away in the fynbos-clad hills between the villages of Stanford and Gansbaai. The ... more


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