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Gansbaai is named the 'BIG 2 TOWN' after the numerous Great White Sharks that cruise in the water on the eastern side and the many Southern Right Wales that can be seen in Walker Bay from the shores of Gansbaai between July and December. Gansbaai, exactly midway between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas, is ruled by the sea and floral abundance. Endless beaches and rocky shorelines overlook Walker Bay and Shark Bay.

Gansbaai is a mosaic of different habitats of the remarkable Cape Floral Kingdom, ancient indigenous forest, agricultural lands, vineyards, flower-farms and rural communities.

In spite of the developing tourism industry, the fishing industry is still the economical heartbeat of Gansbaai. The fleet of fishing boats and the fishmeal factory in the harbour employ substantial number of people. The abalone farm, just outside Gansbaai, produce this traditional local culinary delight in large quantities for the Asian market.

Gansbaai is the point of gravity, where the banks, petrol stations and most of the shops are situated. A newly build tourism office, is now at the Gateway Centre. There are various restaurants and pubs dotted around Main Street, in the side streets and the harbour. Touristscan enjoy the localy brewed Birkenhead beer in a bar close to the harbour while watching the fishing boats return against the setting sun over Walker Bay.

Whether you come to Gansbaai to fish, dive, ecotour, or simply to experience the beauty of the great outdoors, you can enjoy the oppurtunity to visit our unique and interesting communities during your vacation.

Come and experince Nature at it's best!

Gansbaai Tourism Bureau


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