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

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


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 and small functions and events. Furthermore, the estate is family friendly (play area) and guide dogs are welcome.

Open daily. Prices vary. 

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.

2 km 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 towards Uilkraalsmond (Gansbaai).

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

Alternatively take a drive towards Ganbsaai (15km drive) and enjoy some mountain hiking trails at Lomond Wine Estate or the 5km Parkrun route at Groeneweide. 


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

Other popular routes including the gravel road heading to Baardskeerdersbos from Pearly Beach (roughly 15km with a good incline), stop for coffee at Marietjies Padstal. Or take the tar road heading towards either Gansbaai or Die Damme. 


Crocodile Diving

Just outside of Gansbaai, you'll find Afrikanos. 

A restaurant offering crocodile dives & pond tours, as well as amazing food, cocktails and other drinks.

Choose between indoor or outdoor seating. Open during daytime and evenings.

Definitely a fun outing for kids, also offering a kiddies play area. 

2km from Gansbaai  |  20km from Pearly Beach

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.

5km from Gansbaai  |  25km from Pearly Beach

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.

2km from Gansbaai  | 20km from Pearly Beach

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!

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.

30km from Gansbaai  | 15km from Pearly Beach

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.

25km from Pearly Beach  | 5km 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.

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. 



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