Self-catering accommodation with panoramic sea views
ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
Shark cage diving, whale watching, Gansbaai Big 5, fynbos conservation and cool-climate wines
Two types of dolphins are found in the waters around Gansbaai.
Most people are aware of dolphins because they are “cute” and were popularised in children’s stories. There are many dolphinariums around the world where people can swim with dolphins.
At Gansbaai, there is a resident pod of humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) at Dyer Island. The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is common all along the east coast of Africa and distributed up to Australia.
Both species prefer shallow water of less than 30 meters deep and often interact with people.
They are therefore vulnerable to human activities like pollution of all sorts, sharing their food source and they are often caught in fishing nets.
Dolphins are protected in South Africa.
Join one of the whale watching cruises to see them in the waters around Gansbaai.
- Humpback dolphins measure between 2 and 2.5 meters long with an average weight of 150 kg
- Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin measure between 2.4 and 2.5 meters long and weigh between 180 and 230 kg
From villas with breathtaking sea views to a country house or romantic breakaway …
SLEEP 12 Melkboom is a self-catering holiday home on the shoreline of Franskraal.
ROTS & SEE
SLEEP 12 Rots en See is a fully furnished house on the shoreline with a breathtaking sea view.
SLEEP 2 This luxurious sea-front self-catering bachelor apartment is the ideal romantic breakaway.
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