The popular seaside town of Gansbaai is mostly known for being the prime spot in South Africa to partake in great white shark cage diving. Cage diving in Gansbaai has become one of the most popular activities for tourists visiting the beautiful country, but is an extremely popular activity for locals too. The town is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday by the sea and has numerous bed and breakfasts and self-catering units for holidaymakers.

Gansbaai and its surrounding towns – which include Hermanus, Onrus and Vermont – offer many wonderful beaches for lazy summer days. The towns have a never-ending variety of amazing restaurants, cafes and lovely arts and crafts stalls for visitors to enjoy. Seafood is without a doubt the most popular food and with so many fishermen and harbours in the area this comes as no surprise – this is where you’ll find some of the freshest seafood in the country.

This area of Cape Town is known as the primary spot for whale watching in the world; the most popular time of year for whale watching is from September to December. Recently the whales have started to arrive earlier and can now be seen from July each year. Hermanus devotes two festivals to this exciting time: the Kalfie Fees during August and the Whale Festival during September each year. As this is an extremely popular time to visit this area, bookings for accommodation, great white shark cage diving and any other exciting activities should be done in advance.

For your next holiday to Cape Town why not consider the lovely town of Gansbaai and experience all it has to offer. Filled with friendly locals, an amazingly relaxed atmosphere and many extreme activities this promises to be an unforgettable holiday for you and your loved ones. There are plenty of tour companies which will assist you in planning this perfect holiday; bookings for all of your activities can easily be completed before you even arrive at your destination.

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