Pubs in Gansbaai
For an authentic and unpretentious experience, things to do in Gansbaai are a real treat. Especially the local pubs that cater to the residents of the area, these local watering holes are not just businesses, but rather places where old friends meet and new friends are made. Offering crispy-cold beers on tap, extensive wine lists and picturesque sea-views, it’s easy to just sit on the deck, bar stool or booth and watch the world go by, as you laugh and smile to the conversation that surrounds you.
The Gansbaai nightlife is not to be underestimated. Residents here have been known to party up a storm at any given time. Whether it’s swaying to live music, challenging each other to games of pool or even just sitting together watching the sunset, the beers are always flowing and the vibe is always good. These locally-owned establishments form part of a network of things to do in Gansbaai, which also cater to the tourism market.
From disco’s and sports screenings to a quiet drink around the bar, pubs in Gansbaai are ready to provide. Additionally, you can find delicious foods that have been crafted in-house, sourcing farm-fresh produce from local suppliers. This symbiotic relationship not only ensures business for farmers and small-scale suppliers, but also ensures to maintain an ethos of supporting local.
The Cape Whale Coast region in the Western Cape, forms part of the Overberg. Including Gansbaai, there are four other towns in this area, namely; Kleinmond, Hangklip, Hermanus and Stanford. Due to the whale activities in the bay, this region is renowned to incorporate a sea-faring theme into the businesses, attractions and general décor of the town, making it a very unique experience overall. Best of all, in addition to the Gansbaai pubs, visitors can also find accommodation, activities and other conveniences here, ready to be explored.
If you’re looking for a quirky establishment with a view to host your next event, why not make a weekend of it, by hiring out one of the Gansbaai puns. With all the amenities at your disposal, coupled with accommodation and additional services available in the town, you can ensure your next birthday or other celebration is a weekend to remember.
Situated on the R43 via the N2, Gansbaai is approximately 165kms from Cape Town CBD. This 2hr10mins drive is a picturesque trip over the historic Sir Lowry’s and Houw Hoek passes, offering panoramic views of the farmlands.
Those looking to travel from outside of the Western Cape can do so by flying into Cape Town International Airport and hiring a car or booking one of the many transport services that operate here.