De Kelders, Gansbaai and Overberg activities information | Marebella Seafront Guesthouse | Overberg | Western Cape | South Africa
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Gansbaai activities include whale watching and shark cage diving and other things to do in the Southern Overberg.
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Whale watching boat trip in Walker Bay or to Dyer Island where you can encounter whales, penguins, seals and marine bird life.
Feel like Robinson Crusoe on the stretch of endless unspoilt sandy beach called 'Die Plaat'.
Things to do in the our area:
Land based whale watching: The whale watching in De Kelders is unsurpassed in this breathtakingly beautiful environment.
Boat based whale watching: There are two licenced operators in our area:
Both operators are highly professional and it really is an incredible experience to see the whales so close-up. We suggest that we book your seats on your behalf close to the time of your visit once we know the weather conditions. This way you can choose the best available day. We would be very happy to arrange this for you. Booking through us gives you the flexibility to choose the best day to do the trip. You simply pay the operator directly before your departure.
Duiwelsgat hiking trail: Walk with the whales on the Duiwelsgat hiking trail along the meandering Walker Bay cliff path.
Danger Point Light House: The most visited light house in South Africa and scene of the famous sinking of the HMS Birkenhead in 1852. In 1895 the Danger Point Lighthouse was erected to warn passing ships of the dangers lurking near the coasts. The lighthouse is 18,3 m tall and its light can be seen for apporximately 25 sea miles (three flashes every 40 seconds). At the base of the lighthouse is a remembrance plate for the HMS Birkenhead and it points to where the ship met its doom.
Guided 4x4 excursion into the surrounding mountains to experience our abundant indigenous fynbos.
Ideally situated to visit Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Elim is a village on the route to Cape Agulhas. It was established in 1824 by German missionaries as a Moravian mission station. As well as preaching the Gospel, the missionaries taught the villagers a variety of trades and skills. Elim's thatchers continue to be renowned for their craftsmanship. The village is picturesque and has changed little over the years. It is filled with whitewashed cottages, fruit trees and fynbos. All the roads in the village lead to the thatch roofed church. There is an old watermill that was built in 1833 and restored in 1990. It has the largest wooden water wheel in South Africa. This charming village has been declared a National Monument and even today only members of the Moravian Church live there.
The Birkenhead Brewery is worth a visit. As the first brewing estate in the southern hemisphere, this microbrewery is near Stanford in the shadow of the Kleinriver mountains. They offer tours of the brewery and estate, freshly brewed draught beer at the Birkenhead pub and delicious meals in their restaurant.
Scuba Diving PADI Courses, marine biology lectures and guided boat and shore dives.
Bring your tennis racquet, a game can always be arranged with Gerhard who is a tennis fanatic.
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