Situated in South Africa’s Western Cape province, the Overberg region lies to the east of the Cape Peninsula, beyond the Hottentots Holland mountains. The area is known for its rolling wheat and canola fields interspersed with unspoilt stretches of fynbos vegetation, pristine beaches and a rugged, dramatic coastline. Here’s why the area is one of the Cape’s best kept secrets:
Gansbaai – and its neighbouring residential suburb of De Kelders – is a small fishing village located in the Overberg. The village is surrounded by a rugged, unspoilt coastline, as well as beautiful fynbos vegetation that can be found only in South Africa’s Cape region. Gansbaai is also one of the world’s best known places in which to view the Great White shark, and offers some of the best land-based whale watching opportunities as well.
Gansbaai is located on the coast 150km from Cape Town, around half an hour’s drive from from the town of Hermanus and fifteen minutes from the small inland village of Stanford. Gansbaai is an hour’s drive away from Cape Agulhus, the Southernmost tip of Africa.