Restaurants in Gansbaai

Gansbaai restaurants offer an array of unique experiences for diners. From outdoor ‘alfresco’ style eateries and family-friendly establishments to casual pizza diners and rustic surfer hang outs, these quirky and fine-dining eateries are an exciting opportunity. Aside from the delectable cuisine available here, each of these restaurants have their own personality and style, ensuring that diners have a comprehensively delightful experience. Whether you’re visiting from outside of town or you live in the area, these places to eat in Gansbaai are the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion or to simply treat yourself.

These independently owned establishments are a corner stone of the tourism and residential market place. By only using local suppliers, seasonal produce from surrounding farms and décor that’s been sourced or created by community projects, visitors can now see, taste and get a feeling of Gansbaai – all from one location. In keeping with the ocean ideology of the area, Gansbaai restaurants here ensure to keep everything in line with the community persona. Restaurants decorated with whale skeletons and fun facts to ocean-view seating and seafood only menus, you’ll know exactly where you are, as you enjoy the honest and unpretentious cuisine.

Gansbaai forms part of the Cape Whale Coast in the Overberg region. This popular tourist destination in the Western Cape is named after the whale phenomena that occurs annually. Southern-Right Whales congregate in the waters here for their breeding season. Pods can be seen with the naked eye, breaching the surface entirely or just with their fins. This makes Gansbaai and the four other towns here very popular for travellers, families and even international professionals in the marine biology field.

As such a popular destination, along with restaurants in Gansbaai, there are other amenities available to ensure that visitors are taken care of. From accommodation and outdoor activities to convenience stores and farm stalls, it’s an impressive and comprehensive destination.

Situated on the R43, approximately 165kms from Cape Town, Gansbaai is the perfect day-trip adventure as the drive itself equates to a little over 2 hours in the car. Over the historic Sir Lowrys and Houw Hoek mountain passes, you’ll drive through Hermanus and Stanford until you reach your destination. With so much to see, do, taste and even smell, why not turn your day trip into a weekend or longer?

Those looking to travel here from outside of the Western Cape, can fly into Cape Town International Airport and hire a car or catch a lift with a friend. Alternatively, if flying is not your thing, you can access Gansbaai via the N2 highway. During peak season, Gansbaai restaurants are super busy, so be sure to book your table in advance.

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A popular family-friendly restaurant set alongside the main road in Gansbaai offering a choice between indoor and outdoor seating.


A popular family-friendly restaurant set alongside the main road in Gansbaai offering a choice between indoor and outdoor seating.

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