Gansbaai

This popular fishing town in the Overberg District is best known for sharks and whale watching.

How to Enjoy Gansbaai

Gansbaai, a popular tourist destination in the Western Cape, is a fishing town best known for its population of sharks and for the visiting whales in winter. It’s the perfect place to go shark cage diving and whale watching. Gansbaai is also well known for Dyer Island, Geyser Rock and Shark Alley.

Thousands of seals live on the island and rock, while the sea between them is filled with sharks. Facing a great white in these waters is sheer adrenaline, while Southern Right Whale watching in the winter months is bound to leave you awed. Gansbaai also offers marine safaris all year round.

Ideal for  

Whale watching, shark cage diving and marine safaris.

Do not expect  

Seeing whales between January and May - this activity is strictly seasonal.

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