PLACES OF INTEREST IN GANSBAAI

Equivalent number of African penguins and uncountable other sea-birds. No wonder, hundreds of Great White Sharks have decided that this is where they belong as well. From Kleinbaai, a small natural harbour on Dangerpoint Peninsula, boats leave every morning to take travellers out to show them the Great White Sharks.

A typical white shark diving excursion takes between 3-5 hours, depending on the weather, sea conditions and shark behaviour. Trips depart from Kleinbaai harbour and anchor site depends on the sea conditions, weather and previous shark sightings. There is the option of surface viewing or entering the water in a secure cage. Those wishing to cage dive do not have to be scuba qualified.

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

  • Plot number 1201, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, 7220 (Birkenhead Lodge)
  • 072 598 7117, penguin@apss.org.za
  • www.dict.org.za,  -34.60739 S 019.35236 E
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has built a world class seabird sanctuary in Gansbaai, a first for the Overstrand area.

Baardskeerdersbos

Baardskeerdersbos was first recorded in writing dating back to 1660. The fertile B’bos valley is in the heart of the Overberg and is one of the most undisturbed and original areas of this region. Traditional cattle-farms and horse-steads, bright-green vineyards and multicoloured flower-farms mark the […]

Birkenhead Monument

Located at the Dangerpoint Lighthouse a monument and memorial stone has been erected for those who went lost at sea on the horrific morning of 26 February 1852.

Every year on the 26th of February ,Gansbaai Tourism organises a Commemoration in honour of those who lost […]

Dangerpoint Lighthouse

Forty three years before the establishment of the lighthouse at Danger Point on 1 January 1895, the British troopship H.M. “Birkenhead” carrying troops and their families to Port Elizabeth was wreck on a reef off Danger Point on 26 February 1852. A white commemorative plaque […]

Die Plaas Tuin / The Farm Garden

  • Street Address: 73 Vyfer Street, De Kelders, Gansbaai, 7220
  • Tel: +27 28 384 0934
  • Cell: +27 72 410 8940

Farm Garden of Coenie & Christa Van Dyk. Small Stone houses & Churches. Also a replica from the famous TV series 7de laan. And lots and […]

Fantasy Garden

  • Address: 10 Haarlemstreet, De Kelders, South Africa, 7220
  • Tel: 028 384 1136

It is now January 2012 and when my wife, Marie and I went on pension seven years ago, she got her chance to live out her dream world. She was born and bred […]

Gansbaai Harbour

Life in Gansbaai is very much associated with the sea and the fishing industry. The cove that once provided a safe landing spot for the small fishing vessels of yesteryear was deepened, adequate moorings were built and today Gansbaai boasts a modern harbour where many […]

Klipgat Caves

When Neanderthal man was still ruling supreme in Europe, modern people had provided some of the earliest evidence in the world of modern people. Such early remains have been found in only three South African sites and in the Middle East. Klipgat cave is one […]

Pearly Beach Fynbos Centre

  • Contact Person: Jason
  • Contact Number: 028 381 9080
  • E-mail Address: stonehewerj@gmail.com
  • Address: Church Street, Pearly Beach, 7210

The Fynbos Centre are located in Church Street, right next to The Fynbos Garden. Here you can sharpen your knowledge on the fauna and flora […]

Pearly Beach Herbarium

  • Contact Person: Heilie Mostert
  • Contact Number: 082 392 1178
  • E-mail Address: heilie.mostert@gmail.com
  • Address: Church Street, Pearly Beach, 7210
The term "herbarium" means the collection of dried plants or parts of plants that are indexed and stored for scientific research information. The Pearly

Strandveld Museum

A small privately owned museum at the cliffs of Franskraal. The Strandveld Museum is a little gem and housed in the original home of one of the Headman that used to work on Dyer Island. The museum has the largest collection of relics of the […]