A popular tourist attraction, Gansbaai is a fishing town in the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape. Best known for its dense population of great white sharks and superb whale-watching, it’s well worth a visit time and again.
Words and Pictures: Marion Whitehead
Take a tour at Danger Point and hear about shipwrecks such as the famous HMS Birkenhead. 028 384 0530
The town’s cliff-top hike leads through De Kelders, with stunning views of Walker Bay.
4. Taste a little seaweed
Taste some seaweed on a fascinating beach walk with Beachcomber guide Jason Stonehewer.
5. Head out on the trails
Hike and bike the network of trails at Flower Valley Farm.
6. Meander through the forest
Enjoy a tranquil ‘forest bathe’ on a visit to enchanting Platbos, the most southerly occurring forest remnant in Africa.
Explore Klipgat Cave on the edge of Walker Bay, where humanity’s early ancestors enjoyed hunting and fishing.