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List of Gansbaai Attractions

List of Gansbaai Attractions

Photo by: Lloyd Koppel (Overlandy Tours) The Gansbaai area consists of many opportunities for cyclists, get your blood pumping with any one of these astonishing cycling experiences. From leisure rides for the beginner to strenuous technical routes for the more experienced. Take a fat bike…
Photo by: African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary Dyer Island Conservation Trust has built a world-class seabird sanctuary in Gansbaai, a first for the Overberg. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) officially opened on the 26th of February 2015. Set up to assist the endangered…
Photo by: Dyer Island Cruises The magnificent Southern Right Whales spend the summer months feeding around Antarctica and then migrate thousands of kilometres to the sheltered bays of South Africa to mate and calve. They can be seen along the peaceful Walker Bay coast between…
Photo by: Veronica Du Plessis (Key Photography) Nestled in a fertile valley 25 km from Gansbaai you find one of the Western Cape’s most undisturbed, and original best kept secrets – the picturesque village of Baardskeerdersbos (Baardscheerders Bosch)B’Bos as it commonly is known is surrounded…
Photo by: Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails Twenty-one km from Gansbaai on the R43 lies the sleepy little village of Pearly Beach which as its name suggests boasts one of the most amazing beaches. Walk for hours along the white, sandy expanses, explore the…
Photo by: Marine Dynamics The Dyer Island Group consisting of Dyer and Geyser Island is only 8 km offshore from Gansbaai and is home to about 50´000 cape fur seals, 900 breeding pairs of the flightless African Penguin, and uncountable other seabird species. It is…
Photo by: Veronica Du Plessis (Key Photography) Gansbaai Harbour: The point of gravity set in the heart of Gansbaai a fascinating cove turned into a harbour. This is where it all started, the day Johannes Wessel’s set foot in the bay and erected the first…
Photo by: Lloyd Koppel (Overlandy Tours) The Gansbaai area is a hiker’s heaven, from guided hiking or slack-packing through ancient forests or along the shoreline, to self-guided trails through magnificent heritage sites or indigenous milkwood forests, or you can leisurely strolling along stretches of sandy…
Photo by: Henry Stock Nine kilometres from the village of Gansbaai on a scenic route along the coast of the Birkenhead Peninsula you will find the historic Danger Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was commissioned on 1 January 1895 after the tragic sinking of the HMS…
Photo by: Elmien Du Toit This museum situated in Franskraal is home to a number of treasures depicting the history of the Strandveld. Artifacts from the HMS Birkenhead, Khoisan instruments and photos depicting the history of Gansbaai can be viewed here. “Oom Jan Pyp” will…