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Things to do in Van Dyks Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Harbour / Marina
“Not for the faint hearted but one of the Western Capes most fascinating creatures up close and personal.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Wonderful trips and outings are offered by them. Best is to call and book before the time. On their website there might be some good specials some time”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Whale Watching. Dyer Island Cruises 5 Geelbek Street , Gansbaai. half an hour run from Hermanus. Award winning company for unparalleled boat based whale watching. Marine Biologists on board. All bookings st no extra cost.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel & Transport
“Enquire here about shark cage diving and whale watching. Great restaurant too! Try the Springfontein Chenin blanc on the wine list! Delicious! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fun for the kids to get to see penguins up close. Knowledgeable staff. Good rainy day activity.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located 124 km from De Velde Estate, Shark Cage Diving takes place out at Dyer Island which is situated off the coast from Gansbaai. The months of May through October are considered to be the best time for white shark diving, although Great White Sharks are seen throughout the year. This is due to the 30 000 strong Cape Fur Seal colony that inhabit Dyer Island, which is the Great White Shark’s primary source of nutrition. The Great White Shark is a surface feeder and thus all the activity takes place on or very close to the surface, due to this, the surface viewing from the boat is excellent.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Bird sanctuary, where all the sick and hurt birds of the area are taken so that they can be made healthy and sent back into the wild. This Sanctuary is controlled with Marine Biologists on site to take care of all the birds. It also has a great coffee shop and curio store.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“There are many shark diving operations to choose from. Gansbaai is a popular area for spotting whales and Great White Sharks.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Interesting conservation group involved in research, preservation and rescue of the African Penguin and various other sea life including the great white shark. Their African Penguin Rescue Centre in Gansbaai is an exceptional, modern facility specialising in rescuing sea birds and the African Penguin, a must to visit with family, groups. Good cakes and coffee, always interesting and worthwhile.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends