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.

No. 5 Long Street, De Kelders, Gansbaai, Cape Whale Coast, South Africa

Directions to Whale Waters Lodge

From Cape Town
Follow N2 from Cape Town through Somerset West.
On the N2 at Botrivier turn onto the R43 towards Hermanus.
Drive through Hermanus and carry on on the R43 towards Stanford.
Drive through Stanford and just before Gansbaai (about 1km) turn to the right at the Stanford’s Cove / De Kelders turn off.
Turn left at the second street Main Road (Hoofweg).
At the stop street turn right into Retreat Rd, and 2nd right again into Long Street.
The Guest Lodge is the 3rd house from the end of the road (Cul-de-sac).

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (5 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (5 km)
  • Grocery Store (5 km)
  • Laundromat (5 km)
  • Post Office (5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (5 km)
  • Shopping Mall (5 km)
  • Car Hire (50 km)
  • Airport (160 km)


  • Beach
  • Caving
  • Cultural experiences
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Shark cage dives
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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