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


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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