Information about Gansbaai accommodation

Places galore to stay and play

Gansbaai boasts a wide range of luxury and casual accommodation to cater for a cosmopolitan market of eco-tourists, visitors and extreme outdoor adventurists all craving to see and experience the best that the area has to offer.  

Whether you want to simply relax in a laid back fisherman’s cottage at the beach to drink in the exquisite natural surroundings, or prefer 5-star pampering in a luxurious mountain resort – we have it all!

The almost 100 guesthouses, hotels, B&B’s and lodges scattered in and around Gansbaai may differ greatly regarding the grade of grandeur and the specific activities and experiences that they offer, but they all have one thing in common: a spectacular setting in pristine coastal or mountainous landscapes of unsurpassed natural beauty.  Let’s face it – people come to Gansbaai to enjoy and experience the extraordinary environment and abundant rare plant and animal species that made this floral fynbos kingdom the world’s number one whale watching and shark cage diving destination. All accommodation is aimed at providing guests with an ultimate and unique experience of the beauty and diversity of the area, its culture and its people.

Two scenic camping and caravan parks, both at the beach, provide a blissful setting for the outdoor crowd who prefer to rough it in nature. Adventurists and youngsters who travel on a shoestring budget can pick and choose from a wide variety of informal backpackers and self-catering apartments to provide in their basic needs. Tens of self-catering and luxurious guesthouses and B&B’s provide guests with a taste of true Overberg hospitality and the best of homemade cuisine.

For those who want to indulge themselves in an ultimate combination of extremities – lavish luxury and comfort in an untouched wildlife extravaganza  - there are a few eco-resorts in sublime nature reserves in the area that offer  5-star accommodation, cuisine and comfort in Edenic settings.

Whatever guests want - we have plenty of places to stay, play and enjoy the array of rare and riveting species and exquisite activities that this natural paradise has to offer.