A small town with a big heart

Gansbaai town, is the business centre and where banks, petrol stations and most of the shops are located. The tourism office can be found at the Great White Junction, Mall, at the end of Main Street. There are many restaurants and bars dotted around Main Street and the harbour offering a variety of taste and style options. It is a very Gansbaai-thing to do, to drink cold beer or your preferred beverage in a harbour-bar and watch the fishing boats return against the setting sun over Walker Bay.

Gansbaai is an unpretentious town with real people. Newcomers, guests and travellers are welcomed with open arms and encouraged to experience and enjoy the village and all it has to offer. The fierce independence of the early nomadic fishermen and the nomadic farmers, has anchored itself in the blood of the locals and is a welcome and effective barrier against the artificial elements that often go hand in hand with a developing tourism-industry. Gansbaai is strongly connected to the sea – a working fishing village that maintains this character.