One of the most popular tourist destinations in Overberg is the beautiful Gansbaai area which offers some
Some of the major draw points that bring tourists flocking to Gansbaai are the Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks that make a regular appearance in the Atlantic waters. Situated at the foot of Walker Bay, Gansbaai not only has a spectacular coastline but is also rich in fynbos.
In spite of its growing popularity, Gansbaai remains a fishing village at heart. You will find that almost every local, no matter what their job is, is also a fisherman; a tradition that truly makes Gansbaai a unique and interesting place to visit.
You will find that in Gansbaai most of their accommodation offerings are situated right by the sea, so travellers can enjoy views of the ocean and the harbour that the town is famous for.
Home, Food & Travel has compiled a list of the top accommodation in Gansbaai to choose from, have a look.
Aire del Mar Guest House – Accommodation type: Guest House
Aire del Mar Guest House, situated in the quiet sea-side resort of Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai, is the ideal destination for anyone looking for some true relaxation and recovery.
Renowned for its warm hospitality, Aire del Mar offers five spacious luxury rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and balconies from which you can enjoy unspoilt panoramic views over the Bay and the surrounding areas.
There are also three comfortable self-catering studio suites, facing the ocean, with en-suit bathrooms. Each studio is equipped with double or twin beds, a fridge/freezer, microwave oven and utensils to prepare a light meal. An extra bed for one child is available. Read more…
65 on Cliff Guest Lodge – Accommodation type: Guest Lodge
Designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the De Kelders cliffs and Walker Bay, you can relax and spoil yourself in this special part of the Western Cape, 65onCliff Guest Lodge must be on your bucket-list.
The little village of De Kelders, which lies close to Gansbaai, is unlike the large-scale tourism often seen in this part of the world. That does not mean there is nothing to do, the town is famous for its sea food, whale watching, eco-marine boat cruises, shark cage diving and picnics among other things – and 65onCliff is situated where you can fully enjoy everything.
65onCliff has four unique modern comfortable rooms, each named after an inlet or headland that can be seen across Walker Bay. All rooms are spacious en-suites, with balconies that offer incredible ocean and sunset views of Walker Bay and the surrounding mountains. Read more…
Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa – Accommodation type: 3-star Self-catering
With unobstructed views of the ocean from every room, the Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa is the perfect holiday rental choice for large families or groups of friends. The apartment comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a salt-water pool, poolside bar, outdoor braai and a fully equipped kitchen.
Each of the bedrooms has their own outside balcony to admire the ocean views. Though it is considered a self-catering accommodation, the owners can arrange to have a private chef and daily maid service available upon request at an extra charge.
The Roundhouse – Accommodation type: 4-star B&B/Self-catering
Considered one of the best accommodation options for Shark Cage Diving, The Roundhouse is a 4-star establishment that strives to provide hospitality and comfort for all their guests. This accommodation is both a bed & breakfast and self-catering provider.
The Roundhouse has three stories and exudes African-chic with its décor both inside and out. The house comes with nine different suites to choose from and has a relaxing rooftop Jacuzzi you can soak in. The owners also host a number of activities for you to enjoy during your stay from shark cage diving to farm tours.
The Lookout at Whale Cove – Accommodation type: Holiday rental house
Positioned on the Walker Bay Marine Reserve, The Lookout at Whale Cove is a holiday rental apartment that offers one of the best ocean views in the area. The apartment can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms and allows you to dine on the balcony so you can admire the view and possibly spot a whale or dolphin during your stay.
The living area is spacious and includes a lounge, open-plan kitchen, dining room and separate TV alcove. There are two bathrooms available, one of which is an en-suite with a shower, and the second comes with a combined bath/shower.
You can enjoy a relaxing self-catering stay with friends or family while enjoying uninterrupted views of the ocean.
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