The small bay of Kleinbaai is what gave this area its name and is one of the driving forces that keep tourists coming to Gansbaai! Kleinbaai is home to the shark cage diving operators in Gansbaai that venture on a daily basis to explore these wild seas. People journey thousands of miles to look at one of the most archaic animals on our planet! So why not get even closer to these elegant predators by staying in Kleinbaai?
Kleinbaai is a quaint little area that has stunning sea views and a calm atmosphere, but walk down to the small harbour and you will discover that this place is made for adventurers. These Atlantic waters are teeming with Great White Sharks because of the Cape Fur Seals that inhabit Dyer Island. The proximity of Dyer Island (a mere 15 minutes by boat) keeps these apex predators here all year round. There are many accommodations that will cater for anyone wanting to take part by offering package deals or just organising the details for this rare excursion. The mere proximity to the small harbour will make for an easy stroll no matter what accommodation you’re in.
Kleinbaai has a choice of Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and self-catering accommodation for any travellers that have decided on this small heaven for a place to stay. The styles vary between chic and cosy as guests can find their niche. However, it is not the styles that make Kleinbaai accommodation the best option, but the hospitality and environmental surroundings.
The locals of Kleinbaai have that small town friendliness that they have maintained regardless of the rapidly changing world around them. A ‘what’s mine is yours’ attitude makes guests feel a personal connection to Kleinbaai and the friendly locals.
A quick meander from most lodgings and you can dip your toes in the ocean as most of the accommodation in Kleinbaai is situated close to the salty spray of the sea. Some places may even have a sea view that will entail watching countless epic sunsets that Gansbaai is renowned for. The combination of crisp, clean air and a wide view of the horizon make for constantly jaw-dropping sunsets.
There are a list of options for things to do in Gansbaai ranging from adrenaline pumping activities to tranquil times gazing at the Southern Right Whales. Activities specific to Kleinbaai are very nature-orientated. For a perfect afternoon take a stroll along the coastal trail towards Danger Point and find a quaint picnic spot along the way. In this small grassy patch you can lay a blanket and splash your troubles away in the tidal pool! Kleinbaai also boasts a 9 hole golf course that is renowned for being the most southern golf course in Africa, and where nature still has the upper hand.
Kleinbaai can be whatever you want it to be, a peaceful getaway with no crowds or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So pack your things and come have the perfect holiday!