Top things to do in Gansbaai

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Gansbaai

Walker Bay Nature Reserve

This coastal reserve has excellent hikes and is a prime birdwatching spot. The main attractions though, other than the ocean vistas, are the impressive Klipgat Caves, site of an archaeological discovery of Khoe-San …
Top Choice Cafe in Gansbaai

Coffee on the Rocks

All bread is baked daily on-site and everything else is homemade too. The ocean-facing deck is a great place for a sandwich, a salad or just a coffee while you look out for whales in season.
South African in Gansbaai

Blue Goose

Based in an old fishing cottage, this local favourite has a menu that showcases local, seasonal ingredients. It's best known for seafood, though the lamb shank is also very good.
Lighthouse in Gansbaai

Danger Point Lighthouse

Dating from 1895, the lighthouse is set in pretty grounds and has some information on the 1852 HMS Birkenhead shipwreck. It's best to call in advance as opening hours aren't always observed.
Seafood in Gansbaai

Great White House

A multifarious place that dishes up fresh seafood (including hard-to-find abalone), clothing and curios, helps with tourist information and offers accommodation in pleasant thatched cottages (single/double including…