Town

Timeless Grand Old Dame

The town of Gansbaai is a grand old dame who gracefully surrendered to centuries of changes and yet maintained her timeless bridal gown of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue . . .

This former fishing village turned bustling town and tourism Mecca is the business hub that anchors a diverse and colourful community. The main road and side streets are dotted with an array of old and new shops and pubs, diners and deli's reflecting an exquisite blend of cultures and traditions.

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The fishing industry is still the economical heartthrob of the town. The two harbours, fishmeal factory and canning division, as well as the two abalone farms, are abuzz with activity and the main employment generator.

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The town has a strong infrastructure and community involvement. It boasts its own municipality and tourism bureau, four schools, a public library, several churches of various denominations and a world-class community sport stadium. A thriving industrial area, banks, three petrol stations and two trendy shopping centres ensure that the needs of both locals and visitors are met.

Come feast your eyes and taste buds on tantalizing cuisine from the daily yield of the sea. Or toast the day with our local wines and beer whilst a flaming sun sets Walker Bay ablaze.