LOCATION, SURROUNDINGS & ACTIVITIES
Happy Family is located in one of the most astonishing coastal spots in South Africa and you can enjoy spectacular views.
One of the best lookout points in the world to see the impressive Southern right whales. From June/July to December they keep sailing, lobtailing, playing and breaching directly in front of your window.
The house is facing the famous Walker Bay with the lights of Hermanus blinking right in front.
Only fifteen minutes scenic walk to Die Plaat, a paradise-like, white sandy beach with formidable waves. It goes all the way from Gansbaai to Hermanus.
As starting point to the South African Garden Route, the house is surrounded by the indigenous coastal fynbos with multiple species of native birds.
The house is situated right on top of a cliff that hides beautiful caves, some of which are accessible by foot and are beautiful to visit.
Just 4.5 km. from Gansbaai, your closest urban centre for shopping, restaurants, harbour and exciting shark cage diving!
150 Km from Cape Town International Airport.
And do not forget to have a look at the milky way at night…!!
Finally, only 450 m away from our other great Guest House (www.laluna-guesthouse.co.za), that sleeps 6.
Greatest Whale Watching location in the world!
The Klipgat scenic Trail right in front of our Happy Family Guesthouse
Die Plaate - Beach within 15min. walk
Gansbaai & surroundings
Other activities & sights
Please, visit the following web sites for a full range of stimulating possibilities and lots of tourist attractions:
De Kelders, home of La Luna Beach house also known as Drup Kelders, after which the area is named, has several fairly deep freshwater rock pools, filled by water seeping in from a freshwater fountain. It was known as one of the natural wonders of the old Colony.
Gansbaai, the nearest town for shopping and a Natural Adventure Destination. It is also referred to as The Great White Shark Capital Of The World.
Hermanus, in the heart of the Whale Route, is just 127km from Cape Town on the Cape south coast.
Standford, is the only one of the Cape Whale Coast towns that is situated inland. This leafy green and picturesque Victorian influenced village which lies on the banks of the Klein River.
Nature reserves: Walkerbay Nature Reserve, Harold Porter, Salmonsdam Nature Reserve & Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
Stanfort Wine route, The varying terroir, moderate climate, and talented winemakers are certainly putting Stanford’s wines on the map.
Animals: Southern Right Whale, Sunbird, Black Oystercatcher, ...
Beaches: Die Plaate, Stanforts bay, Uilenkraalsmond, etc.
Natural Hot Springs in the Western Cape
Platbos, Africa’s southern most forest
Baardskeerdersbos, the artist’s town