Gansbaai

Walker Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Flower Valley Farm is situated near the small town of Gansbaai.

Gansbaai is a quaint town which was found in the early 1880’s. Originally, Gansbaai was inhabited by fishermen, who lived off the ocean to feed themselves and their families.

 

The fishermen decided on the name “Gansbaai” after they saw colonies of Egyptian geese gather at the freshwater fountain which is next to the harbour.

Gansbaai has always revolved around the fishing industry. But more recently, the town and surrounding area (including Flower Valley Farm) has seen impressive growth in the tourism industry.

Winners in the World Responsible Tourism Awards

That may be down to the wonderful nature in the area, and the excellent, responsible tourism ventures that operate here. So much so that Gansbaai won the Best Destination for Responsible Tourism in the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2015.

 

Gansbaai’s most famous attractions are the Great White Shark population and the Southern Right Whales who come to calve in the Bay. Just off the coast is Dyer Island, a vital breeding ground for the endangered African penguin.

 

But aside from the coastal and marine biodiversity, Gansbaai and surrounds is also being seen as a fynbos destination. The fynbos in this Walker Bay region is unique, often threatened and very beautiful.

 

 

That’s why destinations such as Flower Valley Farm invite visitors to come witness this special veld, and the animals that live in it.

Do you love fynbos? 

We hope after seeing the beauty of fynbos – but also the threats it faces, your answer is ‘yes’. Now you, too, can protect fynbos, and the wildlife it gives sanctuary to.

 

Become a member of The Fynbos Family – an exclusive club of fynbos-lovers. 

Restio Family

(R10,000 – R50,000)

Become a #CapeReed, a member of the Restio family (R10,000 – R50,000)

Pea & Legume Family

(R50,000 – R200,000)

Become a #FountainBush, a member of the Pea & Legume family (50,000 – R200,000)

Daisy Family

(R200,000 – R500,000)

Become a #Sewejaartjie, part of the Daisy family (R200,000 – R500,000)

Erica Family

(R500,000 – R1mil)

Become an #EricaIrregularis, part of the colourful Erica family (R500,000 – R1m)

Protea Family

(R1mil+)

Or become a #KingProtea, a member of the grand Protea family (+R1m)

HOW?

OR CONTACT

PHONE: + 27 (0) 28 425 2218 OR EMAIL lesley@flowervalley.co.za to join The Fynbos Family.

Flower Valley Conservation Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation(930 011 712) in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act. If you would prefer to make a direct deposit and need our banking details, please contact Heather D’Alton. Email: adopt@flowervalley.co.za; Tel. 028 425 2218.
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The Christmas shopping season starts on Black Friday. Then, it’s your chance to give back. Fynbos is picked from the Cape Floral Kingdom – and sent all over the world. But there’s only one assurance programme in the Fynbos sector – to support sustainable and ethical Fynbos harvesting. Get involved to support Fynbos conservation.