Week 6 of 2014 - Gansbaai News, Specials & Events

NEWS: Lighthouse Fever

After months of training and “patient” anticipation, the week has finally arrived. Kicking off the Gansbaai Sport Events calendar and the month of February all at the same time, this weekend is dedicated to the annual Lighthouse to Lighthouse Mountain Bike Race

Danger Point Lighthouse, image courtesy of HD Photography

Taking place on the 8th and 9th of February 2014, the Lighthouse to Lighthouse MTB meanders along beautiful untouched stretches of the Gansbaai coastline. Starting off at Danger Point close to where the HMS Birkenhead floundered, the route follows old ox wagon trails and gravel roads leading to the L’Agulhas Lighthouse. The route takes you through fields of Fynbos, privately owned property and along the spectacular coastline known for its various shipwrecks.

L'Agulhas Lighthouse at the southern tip of Africa

This treacherous stretch of coast determined the building of these two well-known and steadfast buildings that still shine as brightly as it did when first lit. The Danger Point Lighthouse was originally built in 1894 and stands at 18,3 m tall. The light can be seen for approximately 25 sea miles. As for the L’Agulhas Lighthouse, construction started on the 1st of April 1847 and was finally lit on March 1st 1849. The lighthouse stands at an impressive 27 m tall and after years of burning sheep fat, an electric light was finally installed in 1936. Both lighthouses stand as beacons of warning and commemoration to celebrate the countless lives lost on the rocky shores along the southern tip of Africa.

Here's to a weekend filled with adventure that incorporates the spectacular landscapes and history of our area.
 

SPECIALS:

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Valentine's Day Special
Expires: February 28, 2014
Special: One-of-a-Kind Valentines Special Bring your partner for free! The Ultimate Romantic Indulgence...

Whalesong Lodge
Summer Long Stay Specials
Expires: April 30, 2014
Special: Have a look at our great Summer Long Stay Specials Stay  3 nights and get a 15% discount Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3...

de kelders PRIVATE house
Special Offer
Expires: June 13, 2014 
Special: Book through Gansbaai Explore and get the best deal!

Perlemoenbaai Self Catering Villa
Last Minute Accommodation Special
Expires: September 23, 2015 
Special: Book the Perlemoenbaai Self Catering Villa 2 days in advance and qualify for our last minute rate from R700 per night. The Villa boasts great sea views, has a pool…
 

EVENTS:

Gansbaai Photography Club
Date: Every 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month
Event: Learn to take pictures like a professional in Gansbaai and surrounds...

Friday Market Day
Date: Every Friday
Event: Join the social get-together of the week at the Pretorius Hall.
 

Lighthouse to Lighthouse Mountain Bike Ride
Date: 8 – 9 February 2014
Event: The sports event that kicks off our 2014 Calender.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." – Napoleon Hill