Things start to get exciting at this time of year, when Great White Sharks begin their serious hunting behaviour in Shark Alley, Gansbaai.
Gansbaai is not only filled with sun hungry tourists, looking for shark action. Many others have arrived to take advantage of the towns flat streets, beautiful beaches and mouthwatering restaurants. The best place to start is to hop on a bike and take a ride from Kleinbaai Harbour along the sea to Franskraal shops. Here you will find a welcome soft serve ice-cream (with choc stick!) to contemplate the trip back along this flat and quiet cycle route. Diners will love the choice of seaside restaurants, offering fresh seafood and local South African fare.
For shoppers, there is the antique store in town opposite ABSA. This place is a treasure trove of homewards, furniture and decorative items. Hikers will love to walk the De Kelders cliff tops at sunset, looking out for the regular whales that call this cove home for much of the year. 4 x 4 will love to explore the Plaat. It's rocky trails and breathtaking views over Walker Bay, are the perfect choice for a stormy or overcast day. If heading out cage diving, Shark Diving Unlimited offers diving for all ages, and also offers boat viewing and photography trips for those who don't want to get wet!
Think outside the box when you are in Gansbaai, there's something for the whole family! www.sharkdivingunlimited.com