So what makes De Kelders (Gansbaai) cool? Simply its natural and unspoilt beauty. It is a sprawling out coastal town that stretches from Perlemoen Bay to the well known “Plaat”, a sought after fishing spot where thousands of silver-grey fighters are caught annually for the coals. From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders, you will find one of the most unique and astonishing land-based whale watching spots in the world. The overhanging cliffs are natural lookout points to observe these gentle giants swim within a few meters off the rocky shore from June to December. Numerous caves along the cliffs of De Kelders beckon you to explore and discover ancient secret wonders - while never ending beaches provide for long uplifting, and soul-searching walks. Drup Kelder, after which the area is named, has several fairly deep freshwater rock pools, filled by water seeping in from a freshwater fountain. Various trails can be followed on the hills and cliffs to discover fynbos, rare plants and space that is not yet a luxury. The Klipgat trail is a 7km trail from the harbour of Gansbaai along the shore to the entrance of Walker Bay Nature Reserve. The reserve has a beautiful long beach, known as  “The Plaat”, with white sands and rocky limestone outcrops, ideal for day hikes along the coast, angling, swimming, picnicking and 4X4 drives. Ancient milkwood forests grace the surroundings and fig trees, some thought to be around 150 years old, grow near the freshwater streams. De Kelders is a residential area with a restaurant and bar, bakery and coffee shop overlooking the bay. At sunset, the Cape of Good Hope is backlighted from the setting sun, which offers a most wonderful sight with the sky firing all its colours....

Adjacent to De Kelders is Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Franskraal and Pearly Beach, all of them like an oyster that have been opened only to discover a pearl inside. Onward to Dyer Island is where the mysterious and graceful great white sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe. The opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts are endless and besides shark cage diving, you can show-off your golf talents on a 9 hole golf course with a sea view, do kayaking, horse riding, visit Danger Point or indulge in fine restaurants to mention just a few. Wine lovers can visit over 20 cellars filled with the finest cultivars, food and wine-paring. One of the few quad biking bames in the Western Cape is also found here.

Baardskeerdersbos, home to a collection of artists and crafters, is located about 25km east of De Kelders while the vibrant Hermanus, with its outdoor activities, art, culture, heritage, wine, dine and shops is about 25 minutes drive from De Kelders and 90 minutes drive to Cape Town.