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“Wie maak vir Gansbaai lekker”

Gansbaai is a popular tourist attraction and is best known for its great white sharks and whale watching.  It is definitely worth a visit and you’ll have more than enough to keep you busy.


Gansbaai seafront holiday house – “Ons C-huis” is situated in Gansbaai, 1.1 km from Stanford’s Bay.  This holiday rental in Gansbaai features barbecue facilities, free WiFi, a pool table, ping-pong, and a dishwasher.  The ideal weekend getaway.

Things to do:  Be brave and go for Shark Cage Diving. 

Self Catering Holiday Homes

House Aquamarine is situated within 100 m of the beach.  This detached holiday home set in De Kelders in the Western Cape Region boasts views of the sea.

It is located 40 km from Hermanus, 3.1 km from Gansbaai, and 16 km from Stanford.

Things to do:  Do some Whale watching while you’re here.

How to get there

Your best option is to book car rental as there is no public transport from the airport to Gansbaai. 

The nearest International Airport is Cape Town International (CPT).

It is approximately a 2 hr 40 min (188 km) drive if you take the scenic drive:  Taking the R300 road to the N1 and then following the road through the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, Bot River, Caledon, Hermanus, and then Gansbaai.

Travel Tip

When booking a car with GPS, set your GPS to follow the highways.

More things to do

  • Golf, Cycling, Fishing, Horse Riding, Hiking, 4×4 trails, …
  • Dyer Island Cruises and shark cage diving.
  • Visit Danger Point Lighthouse at the tip of the Danger Point Peninsula.  Just a mile offshore is the Birkenhead Rock, where the HMS Birkenhead ran ashore in 1845.
  • Nearby Elim, Franskraal, Baardskeerdersbos (locally known as B’bos) and Hermanus, offer more travel experiences.  Hermanus is a famous hangout for the youth but also a famous tourist destination.  When in the area of Gansbaai, Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas (L’Agulhas) is near enough to do a day trip.  After all, this is the southernmost tip of Africa, so it is a definite must-see.