Gansbaai the Natural Adventure Destination is also referred to as The Great White Shark Capital Of The World due to the abundance of the Great White Sharks in these waters. Gansbaai has a wide variety of activities, beautiful landscapes, amazing fauna and flora and wonderful attractions.  This one-time small fishing village  is home not only to the Great White Shark but also to the Marine Big 5 namely  the  Southern Right Whales, Seals, Penguins, Dolphins and of course the Great White Sharks.

The area stretches from the north facing De Kelders with almost a 180 degree change in direction to Pearly Beach  – a hidden gem  – come and find out why.

Hiking trails in the area provide astonishing views of the bay, landscapes, Fynbos, indigenous milkwoods and some of the most remarkable historical Khoisan and freshwater caves. Visit the Lighthouse and find out the story behind “Woman and Children First” and see the final “resting” place of the HMS Birkenhead Troopship. From the Gansbaai Harbour with its working canning factory and trawlers – the core and beginning of this “small fishing village” to the Kleinbaai Harbour – the safe haven of the dynamic Great White Shark Cage Diving  industry.

With much more to offer such as outstanding conservation projects, wine farms, cycling, bird watching, scenic flights, 9 –hole (most southern) golf course, horse riding and marine tours this Natural Adventure Destination is surely the place to visit.

Gansbaai Information




Map of Gansbaai

Contact the Gansbaai Tourism Office for more information regarding accommodation in the area!