GANSBAAI BLOGS

In spite of the developing tourism industry, the fishing industry is still the economical heart-beat of Gansbaai. The fleet of fishing boats and the fishmeal factory in the harbor employ a substantial number of people. Locals call the occasional typical smell from the fishmeal factory the “smell of money”. The Abalone farm, just outside Gansbaai, immediately on the shores of Danger Point Peninsula, produces this traditional local culinary delight in large quantities for the Asian market.

Body, Mind, Soul and Conservation at Platbos

Working The Body, Releasing the Mind and Conserving Nature At Platbos Reforestation Weekend. What did you do this past weekend?  Sit in front of the television?  Have a braai? Up at Platbos Nature Reserve over 600 people camped over the weekend and spent their time learning about nature, conservation and most importantly planting over 8000 native trees as part of their reforestation weekend. Platbos is a very special place, it’s one of the small pockets left of the old indigenous forest that used to cover the Overberg region with 1000 year [...]

CONSERVATION AND ECO TOURISM

The main reason that the Danger Point Peninsula area has become a premier nature destination is the fact that conservation of both the marine- and land-based nature has been embraced by all layers of society. Conservation in this area is not restricted to the several public nature reserves. Many private landowners have embarked on extensive alien-vegetation clearing operations as well as the restoration of indigenous vegetation and reforestation. By means of these programs, several red data species have been saved from immediate extinction. Thousands of hectares of private land have [...]

De Kelders

DE KELDERS – A COASTLINE OF INTRIGUIGING CAVES, AN INFINITY OF SUNSETS AND WHALE WHISPERS The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever - Jacques Yves Cousteau You are always on holiday when you live by the sea. Imagine a place where you can hear the frolicking of Southern right whales as you step out your house, admire a Cape angulate tortoise cruising up your driveway, enjoy the fragrance of the fynbos and the trill of sunbirds and see the stars clearly. Then [...]

High Time for High Tea

The Gansbaai Tourism team was thrilled to enjoy high tea at Blue Goose Restaurant in Gansbaai this month, which occurs on a regular basis. When we arrived there was a spectacular feast of sweet and savoury goodies, all laid out in an indulgent spread. The room was cheery and light filled, and despite the drizzle outside, made a cosy setting for around 30 stylish ladies to chat the afternoon away. Highlights for the sweet-tooth’s were definitely the thick chocolate cake, simply dripping with luscious icing;  the mini meringues, which were [...]

Tourism Team Braves The Rain To Water Riders

Despite the cold, dreary weather and rain, the Gansbaai Tourism team was out in force, manning the water station for the Lighthouse to Lighthouse Mountain Biking Race, this week. The Lighthouse to Lighthouse Mountain Biking Race is a 2 day, 160 km race starting at the historic Danger Point Lighthouse in Gansbaai and meandering along country roads and through beautiful stretches of fynbos to Cape Agulhas lighthouse, at the most Southern point of Africa. Team members rose early and set up the station with coke and water for the dishevelled [...]

Gansbaai through the eyes of a local

Paradise away from paradise is one way of describing this Natural Adventure Destination. Living in Gansbaai is far more to a local, than the occasional fishy smell, a stopover, loads of activities and beauty as far as the eye can see. To a local it is a way of living, happiness, serenity and tranquillity in the purest form and making ends meet on a daily basis, but with a difference. Getting about is simple and quick, not hours........ On the way to anywhere in the Gansbai area, literally just around [...]

SAVE IN GANSBAAI WITH THE CAPE EPIC!

Gansbaai, the natural adventure destination, would like to welcome the #untamed #Cape Epic riders, viewers and their families.  To show them some small town hospitality, the below companies are offering freebies and discounts to those who have viewed or participated in the race. Bellamente Guesthouse - is offering reduced rates to the Cape Epic entourage between 18-21 March (SICILY)  Family unit sleeps max 8 persons (R2500 per unit) (MYKONOS,NICE )Family units sleeps max 6 persons (R2000 per unit) (MALTA, MONACO and IBIZA ) Luxury units sleep max 4 persons (R1500 [...]

Gansbaai the natural adventure destination

This natural adventure destination brings you.... our top 5 adventures all at your finger tips whilst in the magnificent Gansbaai area. Marine Adventures  -  with the opportunity to see Great White Sharks, Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Penguins... do not forget the abundance of other marine bird life, sting ray on occasion and much more. Beach Adventures - strolls, horse-riding, fat-biking, fishing, surfing and of course swimming along the endless sandy stretches of beach and coastline. Fynbos Adventures - hike in the fynbos with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll around [...]