Asking Price ZAR320,000
Gansbaai, De Kelders, Western Cape
Land Size: 595m²
Live the peaceful lifestyle. Build what you need. Very affordable. 5 minute\'s walk to the sea. De Kelders lies spread out above a rough coastline, varying from rocky beaches to awesome cliffs, and flattens out onto the sandy stretches of the Plaat, a fisherman’s paradise. The area, well-known for shore angling, also has scenic wonders such as the Duiwelsgat hiking trail and caves recently excavated. One of these caves houses a natural freshwater swimming pool used by Lady Anne Barnard during a visit in 1798. This Drup Kelder, from which De Kelders took its name, is probably the oldest known cavern with drip stones in South Africa. It was mentioned in an account of a visit here by Hendrik Swellengrebel in 1776, four years before the Cango Caves were discovered. The tall, rocky cliffs of De Kelders provide one of the best vantage points in this area from which to observe the Southern Right whales as they come to Walker Bay between June and November every year. These magnificent, gentle creatures come from the Arctic to these sheltered waters to calve. As the sea here is very deep, they come close to the shore from where they can be seen breaching and rolling, or simply lazing side by side. Gansbaai came into being in the early 1880’s as a result of the great fishing opportunities it presented. It got its name from the freshwater fountain in the harbour which was frequented by the “kolgans” thus Gansbaai or Bay of Geese. Gansbaai is the name for the area which encompasses the towns of De Kelders, Perlemoenbaai, Franskraal, Klipfonteyn, Kleinbaai, Blompark, Masakhane, Pearly Beach and Baardskeerdersbos. This is an area ruled by the ocean and blessed with floral abundance. Towering over Walker Bay, the cliffs of De Kelders are known for the world’s best land-based whale watching. Around Dyer Island in Shark Alley adventure lovers can enjoy magical encounters with the Great White Shark hence the “nickname” Great White Shark Capital of the World. Birders, hikers and horse-riders know the unspoilt fynbos-covered hinterland of Gansbaai as one of the main sanctuaries of localised and endemic plant-species on earth and a refuge for hundreds of bird-species. Long stretches of empty sand-beaches especially in Pearly Beach are ideal for uplifting walks. Magnificent sunsets have rounded off every day since earliest modern man first sat in the Klipgat Cave 90’000 years ago. Visitors to the area are amazed at the amount of activities to partake in yet the area has remained unspoilt and is an ideal spot for recharging ones batteries. An area to explore full of secret wonders.