Franskraal, Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa 

Nestled between a sprawling fynbos covered mountain and the azure blue Atlantic Ocean,   Franskraal provides a unique combination of beach fun, rock angling spots and peaceful suburban homes. 
Franskraal entrance sign
Image: Franskraal entrance sign

To get to Franskraal follow the directions from Hermanus to Gansbaai along the scenic R43 towards Cape Agulhas.

Also known as Frikkie se Baai, the history of Franskraal dates back to 1806 when one Frederick Andrews, who picked guano at Dyers Island, lived in a shack in one of the sheltered bays. Part of the original cottage was incorporated into a museum building that can still be seen at Blousloep.

Blousloep in FranskraalImage: Blousloep in Franskraal

Franskraal is a close-knit community that takes great pride in the area's pristine environment. A supermarket, restaurant and a thriving bowling club, as well as countless guesthouses and B&B’s, cater for the fun, food and accommodation needs of locals and visitors. 

Ocean at Franskraal Image: Ocean at Franskraal 

A well-maintained walking route hugs the coastline and is perfect for leisurely strolls, jogging and cycling when the Franskraal weather is fine. If you are looking for things to do in Gansbaai then a visit to Franskraal beach is the perfect place for safe swimming and fishing activities. Uilenkraalsmond Holiday Resort neighbours the town and offers a lovely lagoon for the kids to play in as well as a supertube, putt-putt course and entertainment hall.

Franskraal camping spots
Image: Camping spots in Franskraal area

The abundance of houses in the area includes modest beach cottages to opulent ‘castles’ on the coastline. One of the many estate agents in Gansbaai will only be too glad to help you find your dream home in this charming coastal town.

Franskraal accommodation options
Image: Accommodation options in Franskraal

On a lighter note, no visit to Franskraal is complete without indulging in what is traditionally referred to as the best soft-serve ice-cream in the southern hemisphere. Sunday is the day of the week when ice cream lovers converge in the parking lot at Franskraal beach to enjoy this treat.

Franskraal Strandveld Museum Image: Franskraal Strandveld Museum 

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