This week in Gansbaai we aim to appreciate the finer things in life, such as our diverse and enriching local Arts & Culture. Our creative community and packed social calendar is bound to have you indulging in the arts in no time as we play host to a wide variety of painters, musicians, sculptors, chefs and artists that draw their inspiration from the bountiful surroundings of the area.
One of our most prized possessions is undoubtedly the B’bos Art Route. Home to world renowned artists and performers, it draws thousands of visitors every year. Here local and international lovers of the arts get a unique look into the lives and workshops of the Route’s famous artists. You also get the chance to experience the beauty of the natural landscape through their eyes. A true eye-opener for the expert and the novice alike.
Furthermore, a full array of homebred music and performances await you as you delve into the local culture. Some of South Africa’s best known singers and Afrikaans bands call Gansbaai their home and we are proud to share their talents with the world. And not only with our art routes but also our annual festivals. Our social calendar is marked by four of these fantastic festivals: The Crayfish Derby (Easter Weekend), the Fees van die Ganse (June), the Carols by Candlelight and Craft Market (December) and the Danger Point Lighthouse Race (31 December).
Gansbaai, a small fishermen’s village as it may be, also boasts with various book and photography clubs, sports clubs and environmental organisations for each and every one to take part in. The town also holds well-known heritage sites which include historic caves, ship wrecks and the Cape Floral Kingdom sites.
Our community’s talent and diversity truly knows no bounds and we encourage you to discover it for yourself. One of the many different types of art and culture is bound to have you interested at the end of your visit. So let us get involved and be inspired!