The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant

See You At The Harbour!

The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is nestled in the heart of Gansbaai Harbour. Open for breakfast, lunch dinner, and everything in between, The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. Whether you are popping in for a refreshing ice-cold beer, the brandy special, a relaxing cocktail or a round of shooters and a party, The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant has it all! Tuck into a hearty breakfast up on the deck, enjoy lunch and dinner in the pub. There is a separate restaurant area for a less pubby-vibe. The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is load-shedding friendly and you can enjoy watching your favourite sporting event with a meal even when the power is off! Takeaways are available and the entire menu is available to go! Please note that your R5 gate fee to enter the harbour will be refunded if you have a meal at The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant.

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Every legendary seaside village boasts a bustling harbour pub, and The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is Gansbaai's gem!

The Boathouse, which opened in 2013, is situated in a historic building that has housed a harbour pub for many years.

Charmaine Cooke took ownership of The Boathouse in 2023 when she relocated to Gansbaai from Fochville. She and her fiancé Willie had visited the area often on holidays and when the restaurant was put on the market, decided to buy it. 

When Charmaine isn’t serving clients and cooking up a storm, she enjoys taking her dog for long walks on the beach. 



The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant has it all - refreshing ice-cold beers, brandy specials, relaxing cocktails and rounds of shooters to party!

  • Spirits
  • Beers
  • Ciders
  • Wine (white, red, rose & bubbly)
  • Shooters
  • Cocktails
  • Soft Drinks
Drinks Specials
  • Daily Drinks Specials
  • Happy Hours
Corkage Fee

A corkage fee is charged if you bring your own wine for dinner at the restaurant.

  • R50 per 750ml Bottle
  • R75 per 1L Bottle
Restaurant - Menu

Restaurant - Menu

The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant invites you to enjoy hearty breakfasts, tasty pub lunches and delicious dinners. 

  • Snack Baskets
  • Breakfast
  • Starters
  • Seafood
  • Meat (steak, ribs, schnitzels, chicken)
  • Burgers
  • Platters
  • Desserts
  • Kiddies Menu
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The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is perfect for small informal catered gatherings.

  • Birthdays
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Hen Parties
  • Club Get-togethers
  • Year-end Functions
  • Small Weddings
  • Farewell Gatherings
  • Celebration of Life
  • Kiddies Parties (jumping castle available)


“The ladies who assisted us gave us amazing service. The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant has a great view of Gansbaai Harbour especially when you sit on the top deck.”  JP Janse van Vuuren
“The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant deserves more than five stars! It’s an absolute treat you don't want to miss! Brilliant service, friendly staff and welcoming environment. Great food and drinks A must-visit on your list of things to do.”  Wandile Gamede
“The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant is in an ideal location with the upstairs outside deck. It is a warm and friendly mariner-style pub and restaurant. The staff are all efficient and attentive. Great value and weekday specials with generous portions. Good Irish coffee too!”  Vincent Oliver
“The food at The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant was incredible and the value for money was beyond what we expected. We are in awe of this hidden gem in Gansbaai with beautiful views!”  Natalie Delport Louw
“Nice little place and the service was good. I ordered the calamari and it was delicious. The Boathouse Pub & Restaurant has a deck upstairs to enjoy the view. Inside are big windows that open for an enjoyable breeze on hot summer days. Will go back again!”  Michelle Phillips



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