Situated between the towns of Hermanus and Pearly Beach, Gansbaai lies in Walker Bay at the foot of the Dynefontein Mountains. The town has an unspoilt coastline, which is perfect for those who wish to explore the beauty of nature. The place has been named after a flock of wild Egyptian geese that are often spotted at the freshwater fountain next to the harbour. With a lot to offer to adventure buffs and nature lovers, this destination is growing increasingly popular amongst travellers. Read on to know about a few top-notch attractions in Gansbaai.

Shark Cage Diving

Gansbaai is one of the two major places in South Africa that offers fantastic shark cage diving experiences. Shark Cage Diving is the most popular highlight of Gansbaai and attracts the major volume of tourists to the area. This activity gives you a superb opportunity to get up close to the huge sharks in a safe way. You are let down into the water, enclosed in a huge cage for protection against the sharks. It’s a heart thudding experience to come almost face to face with the sea’s most amazing predators.

Birkenhead Estate

A trip to Gansbaai without a wine and beer tasting experience at Birkenhead Estate is unthinkable. Birkenhead Estate is the first setup in the entire Southern Hemisphere to produce beer and wine in the same estate. This brewery tour is a one of its kind experience and will certainly leave you with an indelible memory. To explore something different you should try and plan your visit on the last Friday of the month as the Stanford Evening Market is held from 6pm to 8pm at the Birkenhead Brewery.

Walker Bay Reserve

Extending along the coast between the town of De Kelders and the Hermanus Lagoon, the Walker Bay Nature Reserve lies on the Danger Point Peninsula. It has a coastline that appears to stretch for miles and miles and covers an incredible portion of beach known as Die Plaat. It is an ideal spot to plunge into the water, enjoy fishing, and picnics. The coastline of the reserve boasts magnificent beaches and protected coves, and is well worth the effort of hiking across the trail along the coast. An early morning walk through the incredibly beautiful landscapes and surrounding hills covered with fynbos will give an amazing start to your day.

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