Gansbaai Accommodation

Gansbaai is a small fishing village situated 2 hours' drive from Cape Town and a hop, skip and a jump from Hermanus, home of the eco-friendly Hermanus Whale Festival. Gansbaai itself is one of a group of towns (De Kelders and Stanford are the other two) situated on the magnificent Walker Bay coastline and accommodation in Gansbaai and the surrounding villages offers one the chance to explore this exciting pocket of South Africa.

The Walker Bay region is a nature enthusiast's dream-come-true, especially if marine bio-diversity gets you ticking. Every July to September the bay welcomes pods of Southern Right whales which come to mate and raise their young calves. The cliffs and hills surrounding Gansbaai offer some of the best land-based positions to observe them from, in the world! If the whales pique your interest, the region offers many alternative activities for exploring marine life too.

Gansbaai is known for its shark-cave diving, as throngs of Great Whites inhabit the waters. There are a number of licensed boats which leave each morning, equipped not only with cages and equipment, but also a qualified marine-biologist-cum-guide who will educate you as to the conservation issues facing the area. Furthermore, Dyer Island, a short boat-trip away, plays home to a large colony of Cape Fur Seals as well as a group of endangered African Penguins (known locally as Jack-ass penguins for their distinctive donkey bray). 

For those less-enamoured by the ocean, the Walker Bay region offers a wide variety of endemic fauna. A variety of walks and hikes in the area wind their way through the Overberg mountains, offering glimpses of plant species found nowhere else but this unique strip of coastline. Alternatively you could visit the lighthouse in Danger Bay or simply veg out in your Gansbaai accommodation, soaking in the relaxed vibes of small-town life.

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Gansbaai Backpackers
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This Lodge is situated in Gansbaai above the harbour with a stunning ocean view. All the shops, bars, and restaurants are walking distance from the Lodge. We offer free accommodation when we book your... Read More

 
Aire Del Mar Guest House
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We offer personal service and quality accommodation in comfortable, spacious rooms with large windows overlooking the Dyer Island Bay, lying between the Danger and Quoin Point Lighthouses. Aire Del... Read More

 
Royal Albatros
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The accommodation we offer is the entire ground level of the house. The Royal Albatros consists of two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Bedroom 1 has 2 single beds or converted into one king size bed... Read More

 
Melkboom Self Catering Villa
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Melkboom and Rots en See are two self-catering holiday homes situated on the shoreline of Franskraal in the picturesque fishing village of Gansbaai, 190 km south east of Cape Town. These spacious full... Read More

 
Kerkstraat 47

From R750* unit


Kerkstraat 47 offers two separate units, Lavender and Granaat, with two dubbel bedrooms each. Granaat has an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet plus a separate full bathroom and Lavender one ful... Read More

 
White Shark Backpackers

From R250 pps


White Shark Backpackers is a large house situated on the beachfront in Kleinbaai, also known as van Dyks Bay. The house has six bedrooms and offers comfortable affordable accommodation. Guests have ac... Read More

 
Gansbaai Town Lodge

From R250 pps


Gansbaai Town Lodge, nestled in the heart of the Great White Shark Capital of the World, Gansbaai provides guests with comfortable and vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing or active breakaway. Loca... Read More

 
Abalone Cottage

From R1100* unit


The Abalone Cottage is a stunning 6 sleeper cottage with: .Free WIFI, .TV (Satellite - Hotel Package) .Indoor and outdoor Braai .Fully fitted kitchen .2 Bedrooms with King Sized .1 Bed... Read More

 
Nell's B & B

From R400 pps


Nell's B & B is in Kleinbaai (Gansbaai). Accommodation in luxury double en-suite room with private sea view balcony. We are near the Kleinbaai harbour. Bookings for shark cage diving and boat based... Read More

 
Marebella Seafront Guesthouse

From R1800* unit


Experience the relaxed atmosphere at Marebella where Mediterranean living meets South African hospitality. Stay in spacious and beautifully decorated guest rooms on the seafront overlooking the cliff... Read More

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Gansbaai Reviews

Gansbaai
Pleasant but not sure if we will go back.
- Kathy Randall

Gansbaai
Still quite relaxing place
- Marietjie Van Niekerk

Gansbaai
Beautiful place. Nice place to go and have a break away
- Vywers

Gansbaai
I am extremely impressed with Gansbaai. It's a beautiful place and really enjoyed my stay.
- Suzie Killick

Gansbaai
I think I have said enough above...charming place. The suburbs and beaches are beautiful, The restaurant right in the Harbour was good the Dock I think it was called and the people are friendly. It is also close to Stanford, Hermanus and Agulhas.
- Lynne Tarr