Things To See & Do In Gansbaai


Gansbaai Backpackers is situated in heart of The Cape Overberg, and allows for easy access to the many activities on the Whale Coast. Gansbaai is a peaceful and safe old fishing village on Walker Bay which is known worldwide as the Capital of the Great White Shark. Gansbaai is also considered to offer the best boat and land based Whale Watching. Home to the Big 2, Great White Sharks and Southern Right Whales and this beautiful region has much to offer backpacking visitors.

Gansbaai and the neighbouring Hermanus and Stanford feature a large amount of Attractions and Adventure Activities.

Caged Shark Diving

Get upclose and personal with the great white shark.

Land or Boat based Whale Watching Tours

Gansbaai offers arguably the best whale watching in the world! The low cliffs of De Kelders provides unrivalled land-based viewing, while going on a boat will get you up-close and personal.

Wine Tours

Five pioneer winegrowers have worked together to ultimately use the environmental extremities of the Agulhas Plain to produce an outstanding range of wines.

Kayaking Tours

Explore the low cliffs and pristine shoreline from the whales eye-view kayak adventure.

Gansbaai Attractions & Activities

  • White Shark Diving – Gansbaai
  • Seal Dives – Gansbaai
  • Whale Watching – Hermanus & Gansbaai
  • Wine Estate Tours & Tastings
  • Birkenhead Brewery Tours & Tastings