Areas of Gansbaai
The greater Gansbaai area is known as the shelled Gem of the Overberg for its magnitude of rare plant and animal species that abound in timeless mountain and sea landscapes of exquisite natural beauty.
The town of Gansbaai is a grand old dame who gracefully surrendered to centuries of changes and yet maintained her timeless bridal gown of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue . . .
De Kelders is the scenic portal to Gansbaai and one of the best whale watching venues in the world. Coming from Stanford, just after the turn-off to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, one is welcomed by a breathtaking view of . . .
The name Blompark (Flower Park) is a true description of this area and its colourful community, descending from the earliest fisherfolk who settled along Gansbaai's prolific shores. Fishing has always been the life artery of . . .
The bustling area of Masakhane adjacent to Gansbaai's industrial area is a rural hotchpotch of wood and tin shanties scattered between modern brick homes on a beautiful fynbos and Milkwood-clad landscape.
The name Danger Point says it all. This beautiful but treacherous peninsula on the southern point of Walker Bay was already as early as 16 May 1488 dubbed Ponte de Sao Brandao by Bartholomew Dias and his expedition . . .
Kleinbaai is in many ways the reason for Gansbaai's flourishing all year round tourism season. This picturesque and once tranquil fishing and holiday haven has become the bustling hub of the town's flourishing eco-tourism industry.
Franskraal is a true pleasance of colourful flower-gardens blossoming between indigenous fynbos and Milkwood thickets in a tranquil coastal haven. It includes the main beach area and is the oldest holiday village in Gansbaai.
The beautiful Uilenkraalsmond, next to Franskraal, is the oldest established beach resort in Gansbaai and one of the most popular family holiday destinations in the Western Cape. What is today the caravan-park of Uilenkraalsmond, was . . .
In many ways, Pearly Beach is still the same "pearl of all beaches" that earned it its name decades ago. This rural haven of endless beach and indigenous fynbos-dappled dunes maintained its character as a picturesque hide-away and . . .
A scenic 25 km drive from Gansbaai en-route to Cape Agulhas brings you to this tranquil hamlet where a versatile group of homefolk mainly live off the abundantly yielding cattle farms and horsesteads bordering ever-changing landscapes.