Gansbaai - The Book back on track

Gansbaai - The Book back on track

Gansbaai Stories

GANSBAAI BOOK BACK ON TRACK

Gansbaai book – long expected but much delayed – is in the pipeline again, thanks to the intervention of additional advance buyers.

The Afrikaans version will come first and is being written at the moment. As soon as it starts taking shape, an English version will be produced, aimed at a wider international readership. In this blog we will give you tasty excerpts and info work in progress. Your comments (and advance orders) are always welcome!

Gansbaai is a typical small South African fishing village, and along with the neighbouring villages or hamlets of Baardscheerder’s Bosch, Elim, Pearly Beach and Uilenkraal, it is unique in many interesting ways.It is for instance part of the landscape where Homo sapiens, ancestors of us all, first saw the light; the real Paradise if you like.

Of course, Gansbaai, more properly Kleinbaai, is world-renowned as a prime Great White Shark watching venue, more reliable than any other on earth, and one of the best places for watching right, humpback and Bryde’s whales, as well as several varieties of dolphins.

The Gansbaai region is also part of the stunning “Fynbos” biome, a treasure chest of species and a source of endless wonder to botanists and amateurs alike. It is also a fishing village of note, contributing millions to the economy by its harvests of pilchards, anchovy and a wide variety of line-fish.  

Cape Agulhas also features in the book, primarily for the role it has played in the long and hazardous maritime history of this southernmost tip of Africa across more than four centuries.

The diverse populations of Gansbaai and the legacy of a divided past are still a central issue in establishing an equitable future for all. It is equally difficult to ignore the role played by the multi-million irregular trade in perlemoen (abalone) and drugs and their social, economic and legal onsequences.  

All things considered, the Gansbaai book, with an authoritative text and strikingly beautiful colour pictures, wants to be a priceless record and keepsake of this fascinating corner of Africa when it appears.

We will track its progress here and give you regular updates and previews of what to expect.

JHF 

Gansbaai - The Book back on track

Gansbaai Stories

For those who have lived in or visited the quaint fisherman’s village of Gansbaai, it has secured itself a special place within our hearts. The friendly and welcoming residents makes you feel right at home and combined with the unspoiled nature, it truly is something special.

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Other Articles

Wake Up and Build It

Wake Up and Build It

Stop dreaming. Wake up and Build it.

Gansbaai Build It
The Secret Shark Wedding

The Secret Shark Wedding

The secret wedding at sea.  Jonathon asked Masha for her hand in marriage and as soon as she accepted, she was to be married. 

Grootbos wins WTM Responsible Tourism Award

Grootbos wins WTM Responsible Tourism Award

The past weekend saw the World Travel Market gather for the annual WTM Responsible Tourism Awards.

Marine Dynamics Receives Award at World Travel Market in London

Marine Dynamics Receives Award at World Travel Market in London

South Africa and Gansbaai remained in the spotlight at the World Travel Market London 2017.

Earning our colours, a quick guide to our age

Earning our colours, a quick guide to our age

This is a quick guide to assist you with African penguin age identification tips.

Build It Has a New Website!

Build It Has a New Website!

The Build It group has launched a new website!

Gansbaai Build It
See All Articles