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Activities

The Gansbaai / Pearly Beach area offers such a wide variety of experiences. 

We are sharing some of our personal favorites with you to enjoy during your stay.

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Wine Tasting

Lomond Wine Estate

The tasting room is set next to a large dam. There is a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy tasting their selection of  cool climate whites, reds and blends. Famously know for their amazing platters. 

Perfect for large or small functions / get togethers. Play area to keep kids entertained while parents can relax.

Open everyday of the week. 

Kids Friendly Activity

20km from Pearly Beach  |  10km from Gansbaai

Horse Trails

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails

This is definitely a bucket list item!

Embark on a relaxing ride from the farm and through dune forest, onto the pristine stretch of coastline. Guests also has the opportunity to swim with the horses, one of the most unique experiences, that moment of buoyant weightlessness as your horse’s hooves lift off the ocean floor and you swim bareback in the swell!

To book this unique experience, contact them directly on Whatsapp 083 427 5674.

Kids Friendly Activity

1km from Pearly Beach  |  20km from Gansbaai

Walking / hiking

One of Pearly Beach's best features is it's most amazing shorelines; vast, uncharted beaches. 

Enjoy a 12km beach walk on the uninterrupted stretch of sand between Uilkraalsmond (Gansbaai) and Pearly Beach.

 

Or embark on the Pearly Beach Meander, a 5km walk passing through the small village and some beach sections.

Alternatively enjoy some mountain hiking trails at Lomond Wine Estate or the 5km Parkrun route at Groeneweide. 

Kids Friendly Activity

Pet Friendly Activity

Cycling

Our area is known for it's awesome cycling routes. 

Lomond Wine Estate offers a variety of MTB trails. Contact them directly regarding day permits and opening hours.

Click the link below to view info on the most popular routes in our area. 

Some locals have put together a social riding club which you are welcome to join, link below to their Facebook page.

Kids Friendly Activity

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Crocodile Diving

Just outside of Gansbaai, you'll find Afrikanos. 

A restaurant offering crocodile dives, where you get in the pond with the crocs (safely on the other side of the metal divider of course).  Or for those not wanting to get wet, crocs can be observed from behind an underwater, glass window. They also offer pond tours, where guests can take a short walk on an elevated pathway looking down onto the crocs basking in the sun.

Afterwards you can enjoy some amazing food or cocktails.

Choose between indoor or outdoor seating.

Open during daytime and evenings. They also have a great kiddies play area, ideal for hosting kids birthday parties. 

Kids Friendly Activity

Pet Friendly Establishment

20km from Pearly Beach  |  4km from Gansbaai

Die Plaat

"Die Plaat", just outside of De Kelders is one of Gansbaai's most isolated coastlines with long stretches of white sandy beaches, historical caves (Klipgat caves), massive sand dunes, rocky limestone crags and indigenous Fynbos. Die Plaat stretches from De Kelders to Hermanus.

Activities to enjoy at Die Plaat include picnics, swimming, fishing, 4x4, hiking, MTB, horse riding, surfing, whale watching (June-Dec).

Lying within Walkerbay Nature Reserve, an admission fee is charged at the gate (R60pp).

4x4 vehicle required to reach areas further than public parking.

Kids Friendly Activity

Pet Friendly Activity

25km from Pearly Beach  |  5km from Gansbaai

Penguin Visit

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, is a world-class marine bird rehabilitation centre based in Kleinbaai. 

Open daily to the public from 9:00 to 16:00 each day with a feeding time that can be viewed at 15:00.

A favorite kids activity!

Visit their small curio shop, also serving coffee (and cake when available).

No entrance fees.

Kids Friendly Activity

20km from Pearly Beach  |  2km from Gansbaai

Beer Tasting 

Located in Pearly Beach, The Whale Coast Brewing Co. is a family run restaurant, brewing craft beers on-site.

Along side the brewery, the restaurant offers artisanal wood-fired pizza's, gourmet burgers and a blackboard menu.

Enjoy great food, award winning beer and a great atmosfhere

In Pearly Beach  |  20km from Gansbaai

Ghost Town Visit

Visit the Plaatjieskraal Ghost Town next to the sea.

Buried between the dunes, repossessed by nature.

Outside of Buffeljagsbaai, here you'll find an abandoned holiday resort built in the 80's. The resort was built by the district municipality for locals living in Elim & Bredasdorp area.

23 little houses, equipped with braai facilities, a reception building and 2 workers houses, all just a stone's throw away from the sea.

Over time the moving sand dunes came to take back what used to be theirs. The fight against these powerful natural forces were lost as the buildings were slowly buried by the sand.

No fees applicable. 4x4 driving required.

Kids Friendly Activity

15km from Pearly Beach  |  30km from Gansbaai

FAtBike Tours

Experienced rider or a novice you will love the experience.

 

This is definitely a bucket list item to tick off! They ride a 6km mostly downhill tour on sand dunes with the most amazing ocean views. The tour is great for single riders, couples, families and team building. No matter what experience you have or your fitness, as long as you can ride a bike you will love the experience. 

Kids Friendly Activity

20km from Pearly Beach  |  2km from Gansbaai

Cave exploring

De Kelders offers a variety of caves to be explored, the most famous of these is Klipgat Cave (stone hole), named after a remarkable window-like opening that yields spectacular views over the bay. Spectacular limestone rock formations, artfully sculptured by nature. Archeological evidence of early modern man living here some 70 000 - 80 000 years ago, was only discovered in the late 1960’s.

Take the wooden staircase down towards the shore, head over rocky terrain and into the magnificent caves.  

R60 entrance pp, contact Cape Nature offices.

Kids Friendly Activity

22km from Pearly Beach  |  2km from Gansbaai

Surfing & Kitesurfing

Best time for surfing in Pearly Beach, for clean waves & ridable swell with light winds are end of May through to winter. This is a quiet time of the year in Pearly Beach, so you'll likely be paddling out alone. Water will be cold so be sure to bring a full wetsuit. Easiest way to access the beach is from Castle Beach. 

 

 

Kids Friendly Activity

In Pearly Beach  |  20km from Gansbaai

Golf 

Gansbaai Golf Club is a 9 holes (18-tee) golf course, situated 3km outside of Gansbaai. This course has a links-style layout. Enjoy the souther most golf course in Africa, with beautiful Fynbos landscapes and admire the spectacular sea views across the ocean. You'll find abundant bird & wild life.

Bookings are recommended at 028 384 1441

Open daily from 7h30 to 18h00

R180 for 9 holes, R260 for 18 holes. 

Bring your own set of clubs (although they might be able to help you out with an old set if needed). 

212 Perlemoen Street, Kleinbaai

 

 

Kids Friendly Activity

19km from Pearly Beach  |  2km from Gansbaai

Lighthouse Visit

View the historic Danger Point Lighthouse and climb the 99 steps into the 18.3 meter tower. From the top you can enjoy the panoramic views of the entire area, ocean, blue skies and fynbos covered mountains. 

No fees applicable.

You might be in luck and find some coffee & cooldrinks for sale to enjoy on the lawn.

Open from 10am-3pm (not open daily, as it's a working lighthouse, guests are advised to phone before taking the drive out). 

 

Kids Friendly Activity

22km from Pearly Beach  |  9km from Gansbaai

Farm Animals

Kids Friendly Activity

22km from Pearly Beach  |  9km from Gansbaai

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