Gansbaai (Dutch/Afrikaans for “bay of geese,” sometimes referred to as Gans Bay or Gangs Bay) is a fishing town and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is known for its dense population of great white sharks and as a whale-watching location.
The main tourist attraction in Gansbaai since approximately 1995 has been cage diving with great white sharks. But there is so much more to do in and near Gansbaai There is a Penguin sanctuary. You can do horse riding. With a Quad you can ride up the mountain. It has the biggest fynbos in the world. Hiking trails, trail running routes and mountain bike routes are a major attraction if not a challenge in many cases. Gansbaai offers world’s best boat- and shore-based whale watching and unquestionably the world’s best white-shark diving. The lighthouse at Danger Point is open to tourists, and you can climb the stairs to the revolving light and peer out at the restless waters that cover the remains of the famous Birkenhead wreck. Do not forget the dolphins!
Wedding venues are arranged according to the guests preferences. There can be a beach wedding, or a forest wedding but also a ceremony at the lake side or in a wine yard. There are plenty of choices and we shall advice you once we know what you are looking for!
Here are some suggestions for your dreamwedding:
Mosaic Private Sanctuary :
Mosaic is the perfect place for your perfect celebration! The true essence of the bride and groom is center stage, Mosaic is the backdrop, with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the lagoon, majestic mountain views, the pristine Walker Bay Beach and ancient milkwood groves.
Mosaic is a destination for you and your guests to spend time creating memories to savor. Whether it is an intimate ceremony for two or an affair with family and friends, you will have a range of beautiful settings from which to exchange your vows and feast on superb cuisine. The Mosaic Team will serve you, your family, and your guests to create your celebration of a lifetime.
You and your guests can stay at the Lagoon lodge or in one of the beautiful cottages the sanctuary had at the lake sides.
The Garden Train cottage to mention one of them sleeps 4 adults & 2 children. Also constructed of limestone from Mosaic, this 2-bedroom cottage is perfect for two couples or families. A large veranda overlooks beautiful fynbos gardens with fantastic birdlife. The open living/dining/kitchen area features a beautiful stone and mosaic fireplace.
Layout Bedroom 1: King bed or 2 singles, sofa bed, shower over tub, glass doors open onto a veranda.
Bedroom 2: King bed or 2 singles, 1 additional single bed, shower (wheelchair accessible).
Amenities: Cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, luxury bedding, towels, fireplace, out door BBQ and firewood. TV with Netflix and pay per view. Wifi Internet. Washer/dryer. Outdoor lounge.
Every cottage is designed to offer you and your family and friends a comfortable stay.
Beach weddings are customized according to your personal preferences. Tell us what you would like to have a simple beach ceremony just the two of you with two witnesses or a luxury set up with gazebo, decorated wedding table and chairs etc. A beach wedding can be done everywhere.
Extra’s to book
Photo shoot by a professional photographer
Gazebo as per your request
Decorated chairs and table
Visagist and hair dresser
Manicure and pedicure
Lunch or dinner
There are beach houses where you accommodate your guests after the ceremony.