When looking for things to do in Gansbaai there are many choices but the finest are linked with the natural world, a beautiful coastline, wild flora, stunning mountains and wonderful marine life. Nature lovers will be in heaven!
If you are looking for a thrill Gansbaai offers one of the greatest of all – shark cage diving. So first on your list of things to do in Gansbaai in the Western Cape should be shark cage diving.
1. Shark Cage Diving
Gansbaai is the world’s Great White Shark capital and is the ultimate memorable activity to do in this Whale Coast town. With clearer waters in winter, this is the best time to go and Dyer Island, just a few kilometers off shore from Gansbaai, with its a large population of Cape Fur seals, entices many sharks making for an incredible experience.
2. Whale Watching
This part of the east coast between Hermanus and Pearly Beach is an incredible whale watching destination. Whales can be spotted all year but are in abundance from late June to December when the Southern Right whales arrive to give birth and mate. De Kelders, on the coast of Walker Bay is regarded by many as the best land based whale watching area in Africa, if not the world. You can also take a boat trip to get even closer!
3. Visit the Caves
The caves in De Kelders are a must when visiting Gansbaai and when you stay at our guesthouse, 65onCliff, the caves are only a short walk away. There are three main caves, Drupkelder Cave, Klipgat Cave and Duiwelsgat Cave, collectively known as the De Kelders Caves. You can take a guided tour to view these incredible natural phenomena.
The natural beauty of this Overberg coastline has so much to offer that even in winter it is a wonderful place to explore.