Gansbaai self-caterings close to the beach
South Africa boasts some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the world, and Gansbaai is no exception. The never-ending beach at Uilenkraalmond, the famous sands of Pearly Beach and "Die Plaat" is truly something to behold. Your hardest choice is choosing between the well-appointed self-catering accommodation options with spectacular sea views. Only a stone’s throw from the beach you can enjoy the comfort of a luxurious house or private apartment right on the beach front.
Being a coastal town the various places to stay close to the beach are endless. From luxury rooms and country-style cabins to 5-star suites, they all have sea views and are perfect for a tranquil getaway. Enjoy bird watching and land-based whale watching from the comfort and convenience of your balcony.
Just imagine waking up to the crashing of the waves on the beach and stepping out into the fresh early morning air. Enjoy an intimate breakfast out on the deck while admiring the panoramic views of the Walker Bay. All this accompanied with the freedom to come and go as you please.
For the more relaxed and easy-going there are more private lodgings available. Quaint, self-service cottages are tucked into the rocky coastline which can be best appreciated in the warmth of the setting sun with a sundowner in hand. So allow you to get carried away by the motion of the ocean and forget the worries of the world.
Bring the family to stay in a small family house right next to the beach. The kids can dream away hours building sand castles and collecting seashells or you can explore the local historical caves together. Some self-catering accommodation even welcomes pets.
Of course there is always camping if you’re feeling adventurous. Camping grounds situated near the harbor means you can keep an eye on the incoming fishing boats and pick up the catch of the day from the harbor fish market. If you prefer the fresh smell of the earth and singing birds in the morning then rather pitch your tent in the forest at the foot of the mountain. Then again after a long busy day, why not let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep in a camping spot closer the sea.
On the countless sunny days you can often find fishermen on the shallow rocks fighting the local wildlife for a fish or two. Scattered amongst the rock pools and along the beaches you can also find scores of discarded shells from crabs, abalone and many other mollusks.
Being close to the beach does not necessarily mean out of touch. All accommodation is no more than a few minutes’ walk or drive from town. If by chance you can’t find what you are looking for at our local shops, then Hermanus is only 45 minutes away by car.
So immerse yourself in the tranquility of the ocean and its glorious beaches while enjoying the freedom of our self-catering accommodations.