Top accommodation in Gansbaai

Top Accommodation Gaansbaai

Gansbaai, Overberg

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Overberg is the beautiful Gansbaai area which offers some truely top accommodation establishments. This unpretentious village was named after a flock of wild Egyptian Geese that were said to have congregated at the freshwater fountain right next to the harbour.

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

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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

Telephone: 028 3842848/0724692230 Email: To find out more click here.

65 on Cliff Guest Lodge – Accommodation type: Guest Lodge

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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

Telephone: 071 620 7587 Email: To find out more click here.

Whale Huys Luxury Oceanfront Villa – Accommodation type: 3-star Self-catering

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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.

Telephone: 073 871 6723. To find out more click here.

The Roundhouse – Accommodation type: 4-star B&B/Self-catering

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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.

Telephone: 082 466 4519 Email: Find out more by clicking here.

The Lookout at Whale Cove – Accommodation type: Holiday rental house

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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.

Telephone: 083 378 5632 Email: To find out more click here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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