De Kelders is acclaimed for its ancient cliffs and caves of world heritage significance and amazing whale watching vantage points overlooking the entire Walker Bay Nature Reserve.

This little town is located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, 2,4km from Gansbaai and about 25 minutes drive from Hermanus.


  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale watching
  • Embark on a “game viewing” trip per boat to watch the Marine Big Five (especially between July and December)
  • Explore Klipgat Caves
  • Enjoy horse riding in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Visit the African Penguin and seabird sanctuary
  • Visit the Big Cat Sanctuary in Stanford (15 minute’s drive)
  • Various hiking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Explore Gansbaai’s rich past and visit the Strandveld Museum
  • Visit the Danger Point Lighthouse
  • Enjoy wine and beer tastings
  • Visit the various coffee shops, pubs and restaurants