Gansbaai at a glance
GANSBAAI BIG 2 TOWN (NOT JUST A VISIT, AN ADVENTURE)
Gansbaai (meaning Goose Bay) was named after a colony of Egyptian geese that used to live by a fresh water fountain in the harbour area. This quaint traditional fishing village is situated on not one but two harbours where many fishing trawlers and boats come and go daily, supplying fresh catches to local restaurants and fish mongers. Gansbaai is the heart of Crayfish country with an annual Crayfish festival. Abalone (also known as Perlemoen) is professionally farmed in Danger Point area of Gansbaai, ensuring the on going supply of this precious culinary delights.
Own a property in Gansbaai which is situated in the centre of a number of small bays with miles of unspoiled beaches; nature reserves with over 1500 species of Fynbosch; ancient Milkwood forests; rocky inlets and spectacular cliffs with views across Walker Bay to Hermanus and Cape Point.
Gansbaai offers some of the finest boat based and land based whale watching in the world! From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders, suburb of Gansbaai, one can literally see the callosities on the heads of our splendid Southern Right Whales. These magnificent creatures come to our coast from July to mate, calve and nurse their young as close as 20 meters from shore.
Dyer Island close to Gansbaai is the home to incredible marine bird life. Next to Dyer Island lies Geyser Rock, home to a large colony of Cape Fur Seals. Between these islands lies “Shark Alley” where mysterious and graceful Great White Sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe, as Gansbaai is one of the few places left in the world where one can still cage dive with these magnificent creatures.
Gansbaai also boast about their world famous lighthouse, called Danger Point lighthouse. The many reefs and sunken rocks along Danger Point near Gansbaai make it one of the most dangerous places in the world for ships coming too close inshore. It was here that the HMT Birkenhead met her doom in 1852 with the loss of approximately 443 lives when British officers and crew knowing they would surely perish, obeyed the order to “Stand Fast” allowing women and children to board life boats first. This act of bravery has become standard practice throughout the world today. Gansbaai boasts some very exclusive properties that range from beach front houses with spectacular sunsets to small holiday cottages. Farms with Fynbosch and small holdings are ideal as get aways.
Gansbaai has about 25 000 inhabitants and during peak season it amounts to 40 000 Gansbaai is ideal as holiday destination that is demonstrated by the amount of holidaymakers in season. Gansbaai is one of the few villages that has a vast growth ratio with 3 primary schools and in 2010 the first secondary school, Gansbaai Academia opens and has double their pupil numbers within a year. Sufficient medical services is available and shopping needs are met.
Own a property in Gansbaai which is part of Overstrand Municipality and won the cleanest town competition in the Western Cape in two consequent years. Gansbaai can assist you with all types of residential property for sale, including houses, apartments, cluster developments, security villages, land and guesthouses. Make the Smart Move and purchase a property in Gansbaai today.