Gansbaai is located in the Overberg region of Western Cape - transformed from a small fishing village into the tourist hub of today, Gansbaai is a naturally peaceful and relaxing town to escape the hustle and bustle that city life brings. Locals are friendly, the area inviting and coupled with its unspoilt beauty, Gansbaai is a great holiday destination.
Gansbaai has a reputation as being the Great White Shark capital of the country, where many of these spectacular creatures are found. Read about White Shark Cage Diving in our article section. The Penguins of Dyer Island is also a draw-card for visitors with daily excursions being offered. Diving is a popular past-time here with many visitors travelling far and wide just for the experience in this region.
Beaches, mountain trails, caves along the cliffs, milkwood forests - all this and more makes up Gansbaai providing plenty of things to do for visitors to the area. Over 1,500 species of fynbos line the hills coupled with many unique plant species which are striking and gives excellent photo opportunities. The lighthouse at Danger Point is open to tourists and offers wonderful views over the town and sea from the top.
Gansbaai offers a range of accommodation options from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses to Self-catering houses and Camping. Mostly a peaceful and relaxing holiday spot, Gansbaai has plenty for the outdoor enthusiast:
As a tourist hub, there are many interesting and unique places to eat, have a coffee or just relax and take in the scenery. Gansbaai has some great places to eat. It’s known for its seafood restaurants, which serve up fresh catches straight from local fishing boats. Visitors can also enjoy international cuisine, as well as locally-inspired dishes such as snoek bredie and vetkoek. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a fine dining experience, Gansbaai has something to satisfy all tastes.
Businesses are mostly directed at tourism, however the town provides a well-rounded infrastructure which caters to all requirements.