Self-Catering from R450 - R800
Gansbaai could be the answer to your holiday-making prayers as it offers a trip that can be affordable, relaxing and also adventurous. It is common place for small towns to offer accommodation at a reasonable price, but it is a rare accomplishment for these qualities to be coupled with an area that is so rich in amusement and natural wonders.
Whether you are travelling solo, with a partner or with family, there are options to stay in a self-catering accommodation that is spacious and private. You could even stay embedded in an ancient forest and enjoy true intimacy. Otherwise, accommodation with a sea view is always a superb option. During whale season this sea view is only improved by the sight of Southern Right Whales dotting the ocean. Although holiday time implies no alarm clock, your wake-up call could be the sound of whales playing in the waters.
There are several invigorating ways to view whales. A simple walk along the coastline will render exquisite views as Gansbaai offers some of the greatest land-based whale watching. A bird’s-eye view is another option by jumping on a Cessna 175 for a scenic flight, what a way to really grasp their sheer size! For an even more close-up discovery join a whale watching crew that can simultaneously share some information. When anyone takes a trip out to sea there is always the possibility of running into the Marine Big 5- dolphins, seals, penguins, Great White Sharks and whales.
There is a year-round option to get intimate with the fiercest of the Marine Big 5, the Great White Shark. It is the most feared and most misunderstood predator on our planet. A shark cage dive with one of these majestic animals will be adrenaline-pumping as well as enlightening.
Besides the water activities there are horse-riding through the fynbos, exploring the unique flora that is available only to this area, you can enjoy a leisurely trip through nearby Elim wine route and B’Bos art route, or quad biking. The activities are both exhilarating and relaxing, coupled with the magnificent views means there is never a dull moment.
The town caters for all your culinary needs with four butcheries, several bakeries, three big supermarkets, two fisheries, and many quaint cafés selling fresh produce. Although cooking will be the primary way of eating, treating yourself to a stunning lunch or dinner is a must. Gansbaai has restaurants that offer some succulent seafood that will be a great way to spoil your family and friends. There are also some very relaxed pub & Grills where the locals are very welcoming and the food ‘lekker’. The only problem is choosing the right place!
This town is out to impress with its amazing wildlife, magnificent views and copious amounts of fun-filled adventure. What’s more is that it is affordable, so what are you waiting for?