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Gansbaai is named the 'BIG 2 TOWN' after the numerous Great White Sharks that cruise in the water on the eastern side and the many Southern Right Wales that can be seen in Walker Bay from the shores of Gansbaai between July and December. Gansbaai, exactly midway between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas, is ruled by the sea and floral abundance. Endless beaches and rocky shorelines overlook Walker Bay and Shark Bay. ...read more

De Kelders 

This is the place the Southern White Wales call home! You don't have to look for them. This is simply where they are between July and December. The whales you will see in abunance are the Southern White Whales.These whales travel to Walker Bay every year to mate, give birth and play until they depart to the ice cold waters of Antartica for the rest of the year. ...read more


Kleinbaai is a picturesque little village nestling amongst milkwood trees and summer daisies. Its situation on the eastern side of Gansbaai, makes it an ideal launching site for local fisherman to fish in the Dyer Island area. Stories of the big white predetors were numerous and let to the establishment of the now very popular shark expeditions. ...read more


The peninsula of Danger Point extends for about 8km into the sea. The many reefs and uncharted rocks along its shoreline make it one of the most dangerous places in the world for ships sailing too close inshore. ...read more


Franskraal and the edge of the Gansbaai area, is an seaside village that at its western extreme is hugging the neighbouring coastel town of Kleinbaai. Franskraal has a long sand-beach crossing the outlet of the Uilkraals-estuary, a well known birding hotspot. ...read more


Baardskeerdersbos is first mentioned in writing dating back to 1660: an expedition-team of five men send by the founder of the Cape Colony, Jan van Riebeeck, reported on the valley and its KhoiKhoi-residents. No boubt the little expedition will have spend the night in the open air and will have encoutered the small spider-like creatures called “Baardscheerders” famous for cutting human hair for nest-making purposes. ...read more


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