In the 'hood, Gansbaai as a destination

The unpretentious village of Gansbaai - named after a flock of wild Egyptian geese that are alleged to have congregated at the freshwater fountain next to the harbour - has a large reputation. Both Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks frequent the Atlantic waters of the Danger Point Peninsula and are a major draw card for the town. Situated between the towns of Hermanus and Pearly ... cont.

"Hartebeeskloof" Farm 215, Baardskeerdersbos, near Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Farm 215 Nature Retreat

From Cape Town / Cape Town airport take the N2 to the east direction [airport] / Somerset West. After approximately half an hour you are in Somerset West. Climb and descend Sir Lowry's pass (part of N2), drive past Grabouw and Elgin. Climb and descend Houwhoek pass (part of N2).

At Bot Rivier, leave N2 and take turn off to Hermanus (R 43). Drive through Hermanus out of Hermanus, continue on R 43. 25 km after Hermanus, you will see Stanford to your right. Continue for 20 km on R43 until you hit Gansbaai. Drive through Gansbaai. Out of Gansbaai, continue on R 43 for a bit. After approximately 3 km, you will see Franskraal to your right.

After you have passed Franskraal, turn left into tar-road to “Bredasdorp / Elim”. Drive on this tar-road for approximately 10 km. Once you see a big dam and vineyards to your left, start paying attention. Ignore turn-off to Avoka (you want to turn left at next turn-off). Just after the vineyards, you'll see a brown tourism sign "farm 215”.

Take this road to the left over a cattle grid. After 2.5km at road-entrance with a sign : "farm 215" turn right into entrance follow road to main house. Welcome to farm 215.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (20 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (20 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (20 km)
  • Internet Café (20 km)
  • Post Office (20 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (20 km)
  • Shopping Mall (20 km)
  • Airport (200 km)

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural experiences
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Shark cage dives
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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