Whale Coast & Overberg Accommodation

Whale Coast & Overberg Accommodation

Van Dyks Bay Accommodation

Aire Del Mar Guest House

Aire Del Mar Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gansbaai in the Overberg / Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. Aire del Mar is ideally situated in Kleinbaai (sometimes referred to as Van Dyks Bay) for the viewing of the Great White Sharks. From your room you can see Dyer Island and the Kleinbaai harbour from where the boats leave for shark cage diving and whale watching. The harbour is walking distance from the Aire del Mar bed and breakfast. Accommodation : 5 Spacious Luxury Rooms (first floor of building), all with en suite bath rooms and balconies. From your room you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay of Dyer Island - world famous for its shark alley! All luxury rooms are equipped with satellite TV, wall heater, kettle (with coffee and tea) and a wall safe for your valuables. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and end your day with sundowners from your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar. The area has much to offer to fill your days of stay: shark viewing, whale watching (In Season) and bird watching, 4x4 trips up the mountain, a golf course, kayaking, cave exploring and fishing from the shore or a chartered boat. Kleinbaai / Van Dyks Bay offers kilometres of coast line for pleasant walks in the "fynbos" (natural coastal vegetation). We can also assist you in planning of excursions to nearby Danger Point light house, L'Agulhas (the southern most point of Africa), birding and lots more in and around Kleinbaai / Van Dyks Bay.
Aire Del Mar Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gansbaai in the Overberg / Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. Aire del Mar is ideally situated in Kleinbaai (sometimes referred to as Van Dyks Bay) for the viewing of the Great Whi
From R1018
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Sleeps 13 in 5 units/rooms
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Salted Fynbos Staying

Salted Fynbos Staying provides self catering accommodation in Franskraal near Gansbaai in the Western Cape's Overberg & Whale Coast region. This self catering house (sleeps 8) has the perfect location, right on the seafront. Accommodation comprises of : 4 Bedrooms, of which 2 en-suite and the rest share 1 bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen with gas electric stove, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Separate scullery with washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer, iron and vacuum cleaner. Open plan kitchen, dining room, lounge, bar, barbeque area with full amazing sea view. Pool table. Three large fully fold away, glass patio doors open up to a spacious outside patio with spectacular Franskraal sea views. Plus upstairs private balcony leading off master bedroom, all at 8 meters from the sea. Indoor all weather barbeque area, with bar fridge and ice-maker. Weber barbeque and gas barbeque available for outside use. 50" Flat screen TV in lounge. DVD player. Radio and CD Player. Outside hot and cold open air shower. Undercover parking. Alarm system with armed response. Bed linen and bath towels will be provided. Gansbaai is close by for all your self catering supply needs. Franskraal, at the edge of the Danger Point Peninsula, is an unpretentious quaint town and perfect for a weekend getaway. If shark cage diving is your thing, then Franskraal is ideally situated for easy access to both Kleinbaai and Gansbaai.
Salted Fynbos Staying provides self catering accommodation in Franskraal near Gansbaai in the Western Cape's Overberg & Whale Coast region. This self catering house (sleeps 8) has the perfect location, right on the seafront.
From R3500
Per unit, per night
Per unit
Sleeps 8 in 1 units/rooms
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Van Dyks Bay

Van Dyks Bay is a small coastal town. The name is often interchanged with Kleinbaai (small bay).

The closest town to Van Dyks Bay is Gansbaai. Van Dyks Bay is very well known for its whale watching, especially during the months from June to December. The White Shark Projects offers you the most popular and extreme adventure where you can go shark diving in cages and get really close and personal with the white sharks. There is a tidal pool where the whole family can swim safely. If you feel like something more relaxing, then you could take on the 18 hole golf course which has magnificent views. Walker Bay Nature Reserve is nearby where you can go on a hiking trail.

Van Dyks Bay, situated on the Overberg/Whale Coast in the Western Cape of South Africa, offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Here are five things you shouldn't miss when visiting:

  1. Whale Watching: Van Dyks Bay is renowned for its excellent whale watching opportunities. During the winter months (June to October), southern right whales migrate to the sheltered bay to calve and nurse their young. You can often see these majestic creatures breaching and playing in the waters just off the coast.

  2. Duiwelsgat Cave: Explore the fascinating Duiwelsgat Cave, a large sea cave located near Van Dyks Bay. Accessible via a short hike along the coast, this cave offers stunning views of the ocean and cliffs. Legend has it that the cave got its name ("Devil's Hole" in Afrikaans) from the eerie sounds produced by the wind and waves echoing within its chambers.

  3. Fynbos Hiking Trails: The surrounding area boasts diverse fynbos vegetation, endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a hike along one of the scenic trails to immerse yourself in this unique ecosystem, where you'll encounter a variety of plant species, including proteas, ericas, and restios.

  4. Birdwatching: Van Dyks Bay and its surroundings are a haven for birdwatchers, with numerous bird species inhabiting the coastal and fynbos habitats. Keep an eye out for species such as African black oystercatchers, Cape sugarbirds, and southern double-collared sunbirds as you explore the area.

  5. Cultural Experiences: Take the opportunity to engage with the local community and learn about their heritage and traditions. Visit nearby towns like Stanford and Hermanus to discover art galleries, craft markets, and historical sites that showcase the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

These are just a few highlights of what Van Dyks Bay and the surrounding area have to offer. Whether you're drawn to its natural beauty, outdoor activities, or cultural experiences, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this picturesque corner of the Western Cape.

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