Welcome To Gansbaai!

Welcome to Gansbaai! Known globally as the Western Cape’s ultimate up-close-and-personal eco-adventure destination, Gansbaai Tourism Bureau is your friendly tourism and business information hub for everything to do with Gansbaai and the surrounding areas. Discover a wonderland of things to do that include access to pristine beaches, ancient caves, marine tours and a magnificent smorgasbord of fynbos mountain trails to explore however you prefer. The friendly team at the Gansbaai Tourism Bureau are best equipped to inform you of these and other things to do, accommodation, places to eat and local businesses in the greater Gansbaai area so that you can maximise your stay. Gansbaai Tourism Bureau is also actively involved in various incentives to uplift, and protect the community and the surrounding nature.

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The Gansbaai Tourism Bureau was established in 1995. 

The tourism team is always on hand to help guide local businesses to reach their full potential while promoting responsible tourism. At the same time, they work tirelessly to protect the environment and the town’s resources. Other than enjoying pride of place in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Gansbaai coastline is also known as being home to the Marine Big 5 (whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, penguins).  

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau strives to be as helpful as possible with their motto being that if they haven’t got the information needed by a visitor, they will do everything in their power to source it. This comprehensive service applies to walk-in visitors to the bureau as well as telephonic, email and social media enquiries.

Gansbaai Areas

  • De Kelders
  • Gansbaai
  • Masakhane
  • Blompark
  • Kleinbaai
  • Uilenkraalsmond
  • Franskraal
  • Baardskeerdersbos
  • Pearly Beach
Local Economic Development

Local Economic Development

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau is actively involved in empowering Gansbaai’s community within the town and nearby settlements.

Ready to help economic development wherever it can, the helpful team at the tourism office offer a CV-typing service.

Information Centre

Information Centre

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Gansbaai Tourism Bureau has a spacious information centre where you can browse and find all the information you will need to help you get the most out of your stay in Gansbaai.    

Maps and Brochures
  • Gansbaai 
  • Overberg
  • Garden Route 
Gift Shop
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Postcards
  • Keyrings
  • Assorted Gifts
Gallery and Display Area
  • History of Gansbaai
  • Fishing Industry
  • Fresh Fynbos
  • Marine Big Five
Children’s Play Area
  • Colouring Books
  • Toys
Things to Do

Things to Do 

Gansbaai is known around the world as a top eco-adventure destination where you can enjoy the very best outdoor activities on land and sea. 

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Things to Do in and around Gansbaai

  • Arts and Culture
  • Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
  • Local Clubs
  • Communal Activities
  • Elim Wine Route
  • Gansbaai Events
  • Tasting Venues
  • Gansbaai Golf
  • Gansbaai Nightlife
  • Gansbaai Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Marine Big 5
  • Whale Watching
  • Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving

Remember to keep an eye out for the green tourism badge. Find things to do in and around Gansbaai, here:

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Gansbaai Tourism Bureau welcomes you and makes you feel at home with a wide selection of places to stay to suit your needs and budget.

Accommodation in and around Gansbaai

  • Self-Catering
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Lodges
  • Backpackers
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Country Houses
  • Hotels
  • Guesthouses
  • Private Homes
  • Resorts

Remember to keep an eye out for the green tourism badge. Find accommodation in and around Gansbaai, here:

Places to Eat

Places to Eat

From fresh seafood to delicious pizzas, and everything in between, Gansbaai Tourism Bureau puts you in touch with places to eat in and around Gansbaai.

Places to Eat in and around Gansbaai

  • Coffee Shops
  • Pub ‘n Grills
  • Restaurants
  • Takeaways

Remember to keep an eye out for the green tourism badge. Find places to eat in and around Gansbaai, here:

Local Businesses

Local Businesses

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau puts you in touch with local businesses in a wide range of categories in and around Gansbaai.

Local Businesses in and around Gansbaai

  • Agriculture
  • Animals and Pet Care
  • Art and Collectibles
  • Automotive
  • Beauty and Well-Being
  • Building and Construction Businesses
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Educational Services
  • Financial and Legal Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Functions and Venues
  • Home and Commercial Security
  • Home and Garden Services
  • Media and Technological Services
  • Medical Services
  • NGOs and Non-Profit Organisations
  • Public Services
  • Real Estate and Rentals
  • Speciality Stores and Services
  • Transport and Courier Services
  • Travel and Tour Guides

Remember to keep an eye out for the green tourism badge. Find local businesses in and around Gansbaai, here:

Community Events

Community Events

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau is actively involved in arranging events to raise money to uplift various NPOs and other community-inspired incentives. 

Community Events

  • Sunset Walks
  • Quarterly Coastal Clean-up
  • Mandela Day Project

Take a look at these and other events in and around Gansbaai, here:

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Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau has a spacious hall available to hire for conferences, seminars, courses, exhibitions, club events, weddings and birthday parties. 


  • 70 People


  • Display Tables 
  • Chairs
  • Plug points
  • Basic Sound System
  • Kitchenette
  • Hot Water Urn
  • Basic Kitchen Utensils
  • Restrooms
  • Parking

Added Services

  • Catering Recommendations
  • Entertainment Recommendations
Travelwise in Gansbaai

Travelwise in Gansbaai

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau is always on hand to answer questions and keep you updated about travel-wise information in and around Gansbaai.


This is about as safe as it gets on our beautiful planet, as such, travellers are advised to exercise the same level of vigilance they would when visiting any other town in the world.

Getting Around Without a Car

While everything is just a few steps away in the centre of Gansbaai, if you don’t have a car you will need to hire a shuttle service to drive you to the surrounding areas, especially if you are going to be exploring the wine estates in the vicinity. 

Responsible Tourism Ethos
  • Leave Footprints, Not Litter
  • Avoid Using Single-Use Plastic 
  • Recycle Wherever Possible
  • Respect Fynbos Laws
Gansbaai Video

Gansbaai Video

Colourful fishing trawlers, the quaint harbour, rugged coastline, fields of fynbos and the familiar mountain overlooking Gansbaai and its friendly community set the scene for unforgettable memories. 
Gansbaai Tourism Bureau invites you to catch a glimpse of this beautiful region, here:



“The staff at the Gansbaai Tourism Bureau were super helpful and have a real passion for promoting the area.”  Mellenefi Louw
“You can not miss the Information centre next to White Shark Junction Mall, visible from the main road. I was surprised to find so much information. There was quite a lot of memorabilia. Books about the Overberg region, maps past and present, information regarding markets, lots of places to visit, momentous to buy, promotion material on upcoming events, a photo booth in the shape of a boat and much more. It is safe to say that the information centre is a must-visit.”  Ilze
“Gansbaai Tourism Bureau has very friendly and helpful staff, they are the best!”  Linda Kloppers
“I know it's expected that tourism offices offer great customer service, but the team at Gansbaai Tourism Bureau go the extra mile. Glenda is a people person of note and goes out of her way to ensure everyone is happy, clients, guests, tourists, and the community. The office has so much to offer, as do the knowledgeable and very helpful staff.”  Natalie Delport Louw
“Friendly knowledgeable people with a desire to please every visitor!”  Woensdregt Basson



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