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Whale watching and homes from R1.2m in Western Cape’s Gansbaai

14 Oct 2018

Gansbaai, which includes Kleinbaai and De Kelders, is just over 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town and about half an hour from Hermanus. It is situated on Walker Bay at the foot of the Dynefontein Mountains with a magnificent coastline rich in fynbos vegetation.

This luxury seafront home in De Kelders, Gansbaai, has four bedroom suites and two large balconies overlooking Walker Bay. It is on the market for R5.15 million - click here to view.

The close proximity to Hermanus makes the village a popular place for permanent residents who can enjoy the unspoilt surrounds, yet be close enough to the facilities on offer in Hermanus, including the big new regional shopping mall, private school and more, says Marlene Uys, Seeff Gansbaai agent.

According to Uys, the town is world-renowned as one of the best whale-watching hotspots, and it is here where you can enjoy shark cage diving and spot the magnificent Great White Shark - both activities which attract visitors from across the world.

This six bedroom, four bathroom designer home ‘on the rocks’ in De Kelders, Western Cape, offers spacious dimensions, a pool and built-in braai. It is on the market for R10.85 million - click here to view.

The entire Walker Bay area between Gansbaai and Hermanus is a whale sanctuary, and the gentle giants of the southern ocean, the Southern Right Whale, can be sighted within metres of the shoreline where they come annually to mate and calve. These whales spend the summer feeding around Antarctica and then migrate thousands of miles to our waters, where sheltered bays, such as Gansbaai and nearby De Kelders offer the perfect refuge.

This double-storey home in Kleinbaai, Western Cape, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a braai room and balcony with great sea views. It is on the market for R3.6 million - click here to view.

The spectacular cliffs of De Kelders with its luxurious on-the-rocks beach houses tend to attract wealthy buyers, while the town itself offers property to suit every budget, says Uys.

There are stretches of white sandy beaches that abound in the Pearly Beach area, and the village itself has two harbours where fishing trawlers come and go daily. Other attractions include Shark Alley, an abundance of seals and the penguin colony of Dyer Island. The area is located in the heart of the Cape Fynbos Biome and is surrounded by beautiful stretches of unspoilt Cape fynbos.

This three bedroom, three bathroom home in Gansbaai, Western Cape, offers a braai room leading to a balcony with additional braai facilities and beautiful ocean views. It is on the market for R2.545 million - click here to view.

Another attraction, is the world-famous and much photographed Danger Point Lighthouse which dates from 1895 and has never stopped working, says Uys.

Gansbaai is a little coastal town with plenty of facilities and amenities, including a shopping centre and a wide range of services to meet the needs of residents. As a tourist hotspot, there are plenty of little cafés, eateries and pubs, and of course a host of tourist attractions.

The town continues to experience a steady flow of property enquiries and has seen consistent sales volumes over many years, which Seeff’s agents attribute to the fact that coastal properties here still offer excellent value and long-term investment potential. Aside from local residents, the area is very attractive to holiday home and retirement buyers.

This six bedroom, five bathroom home in Klipfonteyn, Gansbaai, offers a dining room leading to a large deck overlooking the fynbos and ocean. It is on the market for R7.48 million- click here to view.

Prices are very affordable considering that full title homes range from R1.2 million to R1.85 million on average, but large homes can range to around R4 million and more for top-end properties. The luxury beach houses of De Kelders, although seldom on the market, tend to range above this to around R12 million.

Gansbaai is a popular holiday town and has a busy rental market with long-term rentals in the R4 000 to R7 500 range and holiday rentals from around R1 800 a day for a three bedrooms property.

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