Mystery canoe

Mystery canoe

Gansbaai Stories

The Gansbaai "canoe" is a copy of a mysterious dinghy that washed up on a Gansbaai beach many years ago.

Veteran fisherman, Oom "Pilla" Groenewald built a replica of this remarkably seaworthy craft for his own use, and the design was copied several times. Its most diistinctive characteristic is its truncated, high bow. 

Mystery canoe

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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.

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