Gansbaai Adventures

Gansbaai Adventures, a to-do list of outdoor activities.

Known as Shark Alley, the channel between Geyser and Dyer Islands, offshore of the fishing village of Gansbaai on the eastern side of Walker Bay, is probably the best white shark cage diving destination in the world.

The sharks are in the area all year, but in winter they tend to hang around the island so they are more predictable and so easier to find. Winter is also the best time to see whales, as it’s then that the southern…

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Gansbaai Adventures, a to-do list of outdoor activities.

Known as Shark Alley, the channel between Geyser and Dyer Islands, offshore of the fishing village of Gansbaai on the eastern side of Walker Bay, is probably the best white shark cage diving destination in the world.

The sharks are in the area all year, but in winter they tend to hang around the island so they are more predictable and so easier to find. Winter is also the best time to see whales, as it’s then that the southern right whales visit the warm, protected waters of Walker Bay to mate and calve. (Don’t get ideas of Caribbean paradises – Walker Bay is warm and protected compared to Antarctica.)

When you’re not out on the ocean watching big things with fins, there are some wonderful flowers, there are great art galleries, coffee shops and wineries around, and even a boutique brewery not far down the road.

Gansbaai Adventures

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides in Pearly Beach, Gansbaai, South Africa. Gansbaai is approximately 2 hours from Cape Town and 45 min from Hermanus. Miles and miles of unspoiled beaches and horse riding is a perfect pairing and Gansbaai certainly delivers! Regardless of your level of experience, we will...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Gansbaai, Overberg. If you're visiting this charming fishing-harbour town of Gansbaai, then a two-hour boat trip is a must-do activity while you're here. From June to December, book for a whale-watching trip to see southern right whales in large numbers. Throughout the year you...

Crocodile Tours

Crocodile Tours in Gansbaai, South Africa. Afrikanos Crocodile Experience is for the whole family. You might think we’ve made a typo- crocodile tours? Surely you mean shark tours. And yes, Gansbaai is synonymous with all things shark but now you can spend time with another toothy living fossil,...

Fatbike Tours

Fatbike Tours in Gansbaai, South Africa. Many of the best trails around Gansbaai are through dunes or along beaches so a tour that makes light work of the sand is the ideal way to explore this area and get right up close to the beautiful eco-systems that make it so special. A fatbike with its oversized...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Pearly Beach, Gansbaai, South Africa. Explore this beautiful part of the Overberg region on horseback choosing from an exciting range of riding adventures that include fynbos trails and coastal safaris. From the back of your well-behaved horse, in small groups, and in the company...

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Gansbaai, South Africa. Bring your own bike or hire all the gear and join a mountain biking tour that showcases the best Gansbaai has to offer. From technical trails specially designed for mountain bikers to remote tracks that hug the rugged coast and give an opportunity for some...

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, South Africa. Gansbaai is the shark cage diving capital of the world. Here you get to eyeball a great white shark up close and personal from the safety of a specially designed cage. The little town of Kleinbaai, just outside Gansbaai, is virtually a shark town with shark...

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises in Gansbaai, South Africa. A sunset cruise will bring your perfect Gansbaai day to a perfect close. Besides the chance of spotting one or more of the marine big 5, you’ll be served cheese and wine from local producers as you watch the sun sink into the Atlantic Ocean. Gansbaai is...

Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Gansbaai, Overberg. From late autumn to early spring (about April to September) Walker Bay near Hermanus is just crowded with southern right whales that have travelled north from Antarctica to frolic, mate and calve in the warm protected waters. You can see them easily from the...

4x4 Tours

4x4 Tours in Gansbaai, South Africa. Explore Gansbaai and surrounds in a comfortable expertly driven 4 x 4. Gansbaai, from its earliest days in the late 1800s, has been a town dependant on fishing. Hidden tracks and trails made by fishermen lace the beautiful coastline. A 4 x 4 outing takes you through...