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What’s Happening in May in Gansbaai

Posted on Tue August 3, 2021.

While Gansbaai may not be a bustling metropolis like Cape Town or Johannesburg, we certainly still manage to keep ourselves occupied! There is always something to go and see or do in our beautiful part of the world and even though we are heading into the winter months now, May is no exception.

Here’s a brief run down of some of the what’s happening in May in Gansbaai for you to look forward to.

Of course the main event for May in Gansbaai is that with the onset of winter, come the whales! Yes, whale watching season starts soon and we can’t WAIT to have them back in our bays. While whale season does only officially start in June/July, it doesn’t mean we can’t start getting excited! Walker Bay and De Kelders are some of the most perfect places from which to view these majestic creature while they are here, so we recommend booking your stay with us soon!

Everybody loves a good market right? What’s not to love? You can wander around buying delicious treats and baked goods, get a boerie roll, partake of the local produce and maybe even pick up a nick-nack or two for home. Well we have loads of Markets in May in Gansbaai. You could check out the weekly Friday market at Pretorius Hall, or pop into the pearly beach market which happens the 1st Saturday of every month. The we have our annual Gansbaai Church Bazaar on the 3rd May as well as the VG Church Bazaar in Blompark on the 24th May too.

And for something a little different, why not come spend a week end with us and participate in the monthly Bread making workshops that are held at acclaimed artist Niel Jonkers home on the last Thursday and Friday of every month. learning how to bake home  made bread with a famous artist, in his kitchen! why not!

May also marks the month in which Gansbaai hosts the Greenpop Platbos Reforest Family Festival and the Greenpop Platbos Reforest Friends Festivals. These awesome festival involve, you guessed it, planting trees! But there are lots of other fun activities too, so you get to have fun and feel good about doing something special to help the environment too!