From ancient human settlements to modern aquatic thrills, staying in a budget Gansbaai hotel will give you the chance to enjoy a wide variety of attractions. Gansbaai is an Afrikaans phrase that means ‘bay of geese’ and the town may also be called Gans Bay by locals. Although the town is a fishing village, it is also the second most popular stop on most tourists’ itineraries when visiting South Africa. Even so, EasyToBook.com will help you to find the best discount hotels in Gansbaai.
One of the world’s most important archaeological sites is in Gansbaai: Homo sapiens remains have been found in the Klipgat Cave in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, proving that modern man lived in this part of Africa at a time when Neanderthal man was living nearby. In 1852 the HMS Birkenhead struck a rock about two kilometers away from Danger Point. That shipwreck was where the phrase ‘women and children first’ was first used. All the women and children survived but most of the men did not. Of course, Gansbaai is world famous for its Great White Shark population. Tourists can dive in a cage and get closer than they might have imagined to the massive predators. For the more timid at heart, Walker Bay is an excellent location to do some whale-watching.
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