Gansbaai has a wide variety of activities, amazing landscapes, astonishing fauna and flora and marvellous attractions while also being known as the Great White Shark captial of the world. This once upon a time tiny fishing village is home also to the oceans big five namely the Southern Right Whales, Seals, Penguins, Dolphins and yes, the Great White Sharks. The area extends from the north facing De Kelders with an almost 180 degree change in direction to Pearly Beach, which is a hidden jewel of hiking trails that provide stunning views of the bay, wild landscapes, indigenous milkwoods and some of the most extraordinary historical Khoisan and freshwater caves. Find out the story behind “Woman and Children First” and see the final resting place of the HMS Birkenhead Troopship by visiting the lighthouse. The heart of this small fishing village, from Gansbaai Harbour to Kleinbaai Harbour, is and always will be Great White Shark Cage Diving industry that thrills tousands of visitors yearly.