Kleinbaai is where shark diving and eco-marine tours draw crowds. Kleinbaai is only 6 kilometres from Gansbaai and positioned amongst milkwood trees, fragrant heather and summer wild flowers. Kleinbaai lies at the Danger Point Peninsula and is possibly the main reason for Gansbaai’s popular nature-based tourism. It is from the natural harbour of Kleinbaai that shark-diving boats leave with cages that allow visitors to get ‘up close and personal’ with Great Whites (Carcharodon Carcharias) that frequent these waters in such vast numbers.
The waters between the mainland and Dyer Island is commonly referred to as ‘shark alley’ attributable to the 50 000 seals that colonies this island. Kleinbaai has a wonderful tidal pool perfect for children, and a golf course with a sea view, which means that many families prefer the little village. There is a gravel road connecting Kleinbaai along the rugged coast with a number of other little rock pools ending at the lighthouse at Danger Point. This track makes a wonderful hike and, because it is unsuitable even for rugged 4X4s, is generally peaceful.