Self-catering accommodation with panoramic sea views
ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
Shark cage diving, whale watching, Gansbaai Big 5, fishing and cool-climate wines
The economy of Gansbaai is largely driven by fishing and harvesting from the sea. A fish factory and abalone farms employ a substantial number of local people.
Abalone (or perlemoen) is often in the news because of large scale poaching. The frantic popularity of abalone in some countries is driven by the belief that it is an aphrodisiac. This mollusc was declared a threatened species in South Africa and harvesting is controlled by a permit system.
Gansbaai and surrounds have excellent fishing spots for the fishing enthusiast and a detailed map is available from OK Value Mart at 72 Schneider Street Franskraal. Kabeljou, witsteenbras, galjoen and mussel crackers are commonly caught from the beach while boat fishing spots have geelbek, silwervis, kabeljou and roman, to name a few. Please follow the fishing regulations to ensure the sustainability of our fish population.
Fresh fish to cook at home is available from a fish shop in the harbour or you can buy freshly baked take away fish from The Fish Lady in Franken Street, Gansbaai or order fresh fish from one of the many restaurants in Gansbaai and surrounds. Do not miss the opportunity while in Gansbaai to savour fresh fish from the sea!
From villas with breathtaking sea views to a country house or romantic breakaway …
Melkboom is a self-catering holiday home on the shoreline of Franskraal within 10m from the high water mark.
ROTS & SEE
Rots en See is a fully furnished house on the shoreline with a breathtaking views of the sea.
This luxurious sea-front self-catering bachelor apartment is the ideal romantic breakaway for two.
“Beautiful well stocked home. Very impressed with how clean and neat it was! Will definitely return!”