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Make A Holiday Rental Villa in Gansbaai, South Africa, Your Home Away From Home

Gansbaai, South Africa, is a popular tourist destination for both national and international tourists. Located within the Overberg district of the Western Cape, this coastal town means that visitors looking to spend their holidays in Gansbaai will find that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation available here. Styles of rental accommodation available in Gansbaai include apartments, houses and villas, many enjoying spectacular ocean views.

Things to Do on Holiday in Gansbaai, South Africa

Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Gansbaai will discover that there is plenty to see and do in this bustling former fishing village. Watersports and Scuba diving are perhaps the most common activities on offer to tourists in Gansbaai. For the more adventurous and experienced divers, cage diving, to observe the many Great White sharks to be found in the waters around the town is a popular activity, as is whale-watching, from the safety of a boat. Visitors to Gansbaai who are interested in the indigenous sea life of the region may wish to enjoy a trip to the Dyer Islands, some fives miles offshore. The islands are home to large colonies of Cape Fur Seals and African Penguins.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Gansbaai, South Africa

Visitors spending their holidays in Gansbaai, who have archaeological interests, will be looking to visit the nearby Klipgate Cave. Here excavated remains prove that man had been living in the area for over 70,000 years. Walker Bay Nature Reserve is a popular draw for visitors to the area wishing to spot ingenious wildlife in their natural habitat. The shoreline of the reserve also allows travellers spending their holidays in Gansbaai the perfect vantage point for whale watching. Further inland there are numerous vineyards, many of which are open to the public for wine tasting and making purchases from source.

Weather in Gansbaai, South Africa

Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Gansbaai will discover that the Western Cape province as a whole enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures in Gansbaai average around 26 degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures average around 16 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Gansbaai area is around 25 inches.

Travel to Gansbaai, South Africa

Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Gansbaai will start their journey by first flying to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), some 90 miles away. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways operate direct flights to Cape Town from London Heathrow (LHR). There are also a number of indirect flights from the UK to Cape Town. Airlines operating these indirect flights include Air France, flying via Paris; KLM, flying via Amsterdam and Iberia Airlines, flying via Madrid.

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