Gansbaai

The hidden gem of the Overberg

The greater Gansbaai area is known as the shelled Gem of the Overberg for its magnitude of rare plant and animal species that abound in timeless mountain and sea landscapes of exquisite natural beauty.

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The pristine coastline stretches for almost 50 km from De Kelders with its ancient cliffs and caves in the west, through the town of Gansbaai to the epic beaches of Uilenkraalsmond and Pearly Beach in the east.

Anchored in fynbos and Milkwood thickets, the seaside havens of Perlemoenbaai, Danger Point, Kleinbaai, Klipfontein and Franskraal yield spectacular views and countless outdoor activities.

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Numerous shops, restaurants and guesthouses cater for a global market of visitors who come to enjoy the scenic beauty, dive with the Great White Sharks or for whale viewing.

Come and explore the magic mixture of cultures and traditions in Masakhane, Blompark and Baardskeerdersbos. Each area boasts a unique character and myriads of treasures to ensure an unforgettable experience!

Orcas hunt Great White in Gansbaai, South Africa

Very little is known about the interaction between Great White sharks and Orcas. During the months of February to June 2017, several shark carcases washed up on the beaches of Gansbaai and surrounds. Marine biologists at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Marine Dynamics were able to study these carcases and could confirm that they were hunted and killed by Orcas. 

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Orcas hunt great white sharks