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Attractions & Activities

Attractions & Activities in Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Things to see and do in and around Gansbaai

Gansbaai, a popular coastal town famous for whale watching, shark cage diving, wine, beer & cheese tasting as well as golfing, fynbos & horse trails

When planning your days outing please speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist with your arrangements. Our Aire del Mar shuttle bus is available for tours and transfers. Please book at our office.

Aire del Mare Guest House - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Activities

For the wildlife enthusiasts, there are the popular whale, shark, marine mammals and birdlife watching tours. These tours offer the opportunity to enter the home of the Marine Big 5 as well as endless wildlife photo moments. Various tours are offered by the specialist operators.

For the adrenalin seekers, the thrilling and exciting adventure of shark cage diving amongst the great whites in the world-famous Shark Alley will leave you with unforgettable memories.

For the more relaxing activities, there are the breathtaking indigenous Fynbos and Hiking Trails, or the unique horse-riding trails on the beach. Enjoy a round of golf at the local 18-hole Gansbaai course or at the nearby Hermanus golf course.

Shark cage diving and surface viewing

Come face to face with one of the most beautiful and misunderstood creatures of the world, the Great White Shark. You can opt for surface viewing from the boat, or the brave can encounter the sharks in a wet suit in a protective cage. No need for scuba experience. Shark Cage Diving Operators and Cage Diving Operators depart from Kleinbaai harbour, only 7 minutes-walk from the guesthouse.

For more information please visit the following website:
Marine Dynamics Shark Tourswww.sharkwatchsa.com
Great White Shark Tours - www.sharkcagediving.net

Shark Watching - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Shark Cage Diving - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Whale watching

It is peak whale watching season from July until November. The area offers excellent opportunities to do land-based whale watching from your room, or from the shore. Or, join one of the local whale watching operators for a wonderful eco-experience.

For more information please visit the following website:
Dyer Island Cruises - www.whalewatchsa.com
Ivanhoe Sea Safaris - www.whaleviewing.co.za

Whale Watching - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Whale Watching - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Hiking, Cycling, Jogging, Walking and Running

Take an easy hike along an unspoilt sandy beach in the Walkerbay Nature Reserve or hike from the guest house via Uilenkraalsmond to Pearly Beach [about 15 km or as far as you want to go]. Another option is to hike from the guest house to Danger Point lighthouse. The well known Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail offers a 7km [one way] hike along the cliffs of De Kelders. Especially during whale watching season, it offers lots of surprises, when you may see Souhern Right mothers and calves all along the coast.

Hiking & Birding - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Hiking & Birding - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Cycling - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Jogging - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Walking, Birding, Fynbos, Hiking and Horse Trails

The Klipgat or Duiwelsgat trail between Gansbaai harbour and Walker Bay is a popular, gentle walk yielding spectacular views of the sea and coastal fynbos, interspersed by thickets of Milkwood trees. A coastal trail also wind all along the shoreline from Pearly Beach to Uilenkraalsmond, Franskraal, Kleinbaai and around Danger Point to Walker Bay and Die Plaat. Apart from the fynbos, all the trails offer breathtaking sea and mountain views and a magnitude of bird, animal and marine species. Fynbos contributes more than 80% of the flora, while the region also includes renosterveld, karroid shrubland, thicket and forests.

Walking, Birding, Fynbos, Perlemoen and Horse Trails - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Walking, Birding, Fynbos, Perlemoen and Horse Trails - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

The populat two-day Green Flag accredited Hiking Trail covers a vast area from De Dam along the Quoin Point Lighthouse and Buffelsjag to Pearly Beach, as well as from Kleinbaai via the Danger Point Lighthouse to De Kelders. Farms and reserves in the area, including Grootbos Nature Reserve, also offer riveting guided and unguided fynbos tours where indigenous birds such as the beautiful Orange-breasted Sunbird and the Cape Sugarbird feast on the sweet stuff buried in the beautiful flower petals.

Waling, Birding, Fynbos, Perlemoen and Horse Trails - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Waling, Birding, Fynbos, Perlemoen and Horse Trails - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

A canoe trip for bird lovers leaves from Stanford, just 20 minutes’ drive away – on the Klein River.

Hiking and horse back trails as well as horse riding are offered.

Waling, Birding, Fynbos, Perlemoen and Horse Trails - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Golf

Gansbaai Golf Club (the most Southern Gold Club in Africa) offers golfers a beautiful 9-hole golf course, surrounded by indigenous fynbos and views of the ocean. The course is home to an abundance of bird and animal life, including kiewiets, anguilla tortoises and the Cape grysbokkie, who will watch quietly while you enjoy your round. The clubhouse is also home to a squash court and the Kleinbaai Function Hall.

Golfing - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

The Arabella Country Estate (1 hour drive) offers a world class 18- hole course.

Hermanus [45 minutes] also have an 18-hole course

Attractions

There is so much to see and a multitude of places to visit in and aroung Gansbaai.

  • The Caledon Wind Turbines
  • Danger Point Light House
  • The King of the Sea - honouring the legendary predator, the Shark
  • The magnificent proteas and fynbos
  • The Raka Wine Farm just outside Hermanus
  • Stanford Hills Estate
  • Birkenhead Breweries
  • Kleinrivier Kaas
  • Strandveld Museum
  • Walker Bay Nature Reserve
  • The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
  • Voelklip Island
  • Kleinbaai Harbour
  • Kleinbaai Tidal Pool
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Attractions - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai

Eating and Dining in Gansbaai

When it comes to eating and dining, Gansbaai and surrounds offers a wide variety and great selection of well cooked and presented meals – to mention and recommend just a few:

  • Thyme at Rosemary's: +27 (0)72 884 4936
  • Blue Goose: +27 (0)71 863 1514
  • The Boathouse: +27 (0)71 657 5421
  • Coffee on the Rocks: +27 (0)28 384 2017
  • Fynbos Coffee Shoppe: +27 (0)28 384 0146
  • The Great White House: +27 (0)28 384 3273
  • Grootbos: +27 (0)28 384 8008
  • Benguela: +27 (0)71 337 2971
  • Afrikanos: +27 (0)42 233 0030
  • Tolbos Bistro: +27 (0)28 384 1560
Eating & Dining - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Eating & Dining - Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
Aire Del Mar - Gansbaai

Phone Number

Phone Number

+27 (0)72 469 2230

Email Address

Email Address

info@airedelmar.co.za

GPS Co-ordinates

GPS

S 34° 36' 49" - E 19° 21' 47" 
S 34° 61378 E 19° 36318

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