Travel guide to Gansbaai, Overberg

Travel Guide
35 Establishments
Gansbaai, Overberg

Get accommodation in Gansbaai and experience a place like no other. Exactly midway between Cape point and Cape Agulhas this quaint traditional fishing village has plenty to offer the traveller, with the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, which is only 20 km away.

Gansbaai is known as the Great White Shark capital of the world and for good reason; the waters surrounding Dyer Island are teaming with them, as there is an abundance of seals and penguins all suitable for the sharks' dinner. This makes Gansbaai the perfect place to do shark cage diving, so well worth getting Gansbaai accommodation to experience these creatures up close and personal.

Gansbaai is a 'Coast of Contrasts' where the shores to the North of Danger Point by Walker Bay is where the Southern Right Whales hang out and the shores to the east of Danger Point by Shark Bay is where the home and breeding grounds of the Great White Shark are. So experience Gansbaai to the fullest and watch the Southern Right Whales from shore or by boat and witness these majestic creatures in all their glory.

Explore the ancient Milkwood forests and the numerous caves along the cliffs then venture to the lighthouse at Danger Point, climb the stairs and peer out into the ocean where you will also see the HMS Birkenhead wreck.

The accommodation Gansbaai offers is a breath of fresh air giving you everything you want and more. This is crayfish country and there is an annual crayfish festival over Easter, and Abalone is also professionally farmed in the Danger point area. So come hungry to taste some amazing fresh seafood served at a number of restaurants.

Various restaurants and pubs are dotted along the streets of Gansbaai as well as at the harbour. Tourists can enjoy the locally brewed Birkenhead beer in a bar close to the harbour while watching the fishing boats return against the setting sun.

A variety of Gansbaai accommodation establishments provide rest after a day filled with adventure. So stay in Gansbaai and experience an amazing holiday at this wonderful seaside village.

Where to stay in Gansbaai:

Also within the Overberg region:

Agulhas (25) • Arniston (52) • Bettys Bay (41) • Bot River (17) • Bredasdorp (32) • Caledon (26) • Elgin (25) • Elim WC (2) • Fisherhaven (8) • Gansbaai (35) • Grabouw (12) • Greyton (21) • Hermanus (254) • Infanta (5) • Kleinbaai (10) • Kleinmond (26) • LAgulhas (25) • Napier (19) • Onrus River (31) • Pearly Beach (15) • Pringle Bay (23) • Riviersonderend (3) • Sandbaai (27) • Stanford (34) • Struisbaai (88) • Suiderstrand (4) • Suurbraak (5) • Swellendam (78) • Vermont (26) • Villiersdorp (5) • Witsand (22) •

Accommodation available in Gansbaai:

Oom Piet Accommodation

Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

11 reviews

Oom Piet is a lovely self-catering establishment situated in the small fishing town of Gansbaai. It is located a short distance from the Gansbaai harbour which has beautiful views over Walker Bay. The establishment offers seven comfortably furnished units, each with comfortable bedrooms, bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, TVs with commercial DStv channels, and private entrances. There is a braai area ...

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Kerkstraat 47

Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

2 reviews

Kerkstraat 47 is a lovely self-catering cottage with two seperate sleeping units, Lavender and Granaat, accommodating nine guests in total.The cottage is situated in Gansbaai town , within walking distance to all amenities like a shopping mall, banks, the harbour and town centre. It consists of fourbedrooms, three bathrooms ( one ensuite) fully equipped kitchens, beautiful lounge areas with inside ...

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Tourist Lodge Gansbaai

Lodge, Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

9 reviews

Tourist Lodge Gansbaai is nestled in the heart of the Great White shark capital of the world. Gansbaai provides guests with comfortable and vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing or active breakaway. Located less than two hours' drive from the Cape Town International Airport, Gansbaai offers a full range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Accommodation is offered ...

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Fisherman's Cottage

Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

2 reviews

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, let down your hair, kick off your shoes and come to Gansbaai. Get back to basics with warm, friendly people to welcome and pamper you. Gansbaai is made beautiful simply by its natural, rugged and unspoilt beauty.This self-catering accommodation sleeps two guests and is located 200 m from the sea. Smell the ocean when you ...

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Gansbaai - Pisso Livadi

Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

Pisso Livadi is a cosy three-bedroomed, self-catering, ground floor apartment on the sea front in Perlemoenbaai/Gansbaai with stunning sea views overlooking Walker Bay. This apartment consists of one and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, an entertainment terrace and a swimming pool; making your holiday an unforgettable one. Ample walking trails in the fynbos, ...

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Saxon Lodge

Guest House in Gansbaai, Overberg

10 reviews

It’s cosy, It’s personal, It’s private. It’s owner managed.Saxon Lodge offers you a space to be relaxed and refreshed on your travels. Situated above the harbour in the middle of Gansbaai town with everything at your fingertips, literally. FREE WIFI throughout. You can sit back and enjoy the view of the ocean, the mountains, the quirky garden and pool sipping on your favourite beverage.<br ...

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@lantic View

Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

5 reviews

Situated on the edge of the Walker Bay shoreline, @lantic view offers a stunning view of the entire Walker Bay and the Klein River mountains. Observing the sun set across Walker Bay and disappear behind False Bay and the Cape Peninsula adds to the magic.@lantic view is one of the oldest seaside properties in Gansbaai. The house has recently been renovated and refurbished, retaining ...

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Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

2 reviews

SeaKaya is a self-catering house located in Gansbaai. The house can accommodate up to eight people and is ideal for a family vacation. The house is located on the seaside and just a short walk away from a tidal pool.This fully equipped house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spacious living room with enough seating and a large dining room table with comfortable chairs make it the ideal place ...

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Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve

Hotel in Gansbaai, Overberg

2 reviews

Know Before You Go No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property. ...

Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve Photo

Gansbaai Lodge and Backpackers

Backpacker, Lodge, Self-catering in Gansbaai, Overberg

9 reviews

Gansbaai Lodge and Backpackers is situated in centre of the shark-diving capital of the world, Gansbaai, which is a short two-hour drive from Cape Town. This choice Gansbaai accommodation overlooks the traditional fishing harbour, with stunning panoramic sea views which can be enjoyed from the sundowner deck, in-house pub and outside barbecue area. The lodge prides itself on ...

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