Gansbaai could very well be the most well-known coastal destination in South Africa. What was once a sleepy fishing village with a few hundred residents has grown to become a thriving tourist hotspot that attracts thousands of local and international visitors from all over the world.
The directions to Gansbaai are easy-to-follow and the town is located on the R43, about a 30-minute drive from Hermanus if you are travelling toward Cape Agulhas. Nestled in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Gansbaai is undoubtedly the Overberg’s gem. Gansbaai is subdivided by suburbs that include De Kelders, Perlemoenbaai, Gansbaai Town, Dangerpoint, Kleinbaai and Franskraal. The outlying areas of Uilenkraalsmond and Pearly Beach are also referred to under the same umbrella, although the latter is about a 20-minute drive away.