Klein Bay (Kleinbaai) previously known as Van Dyks Bay, is situated just 6 km from Gansbaai on Danger Point Peninsula is a picturesque small village just 2 hours drive from Cape Town. The village is one of the reasons why Gansbaai itself came on to the map of nature-based tourism and the area is fast becoming well known throughout the world.
The shark-diving and whale–watching operators leave from the boat launch at this small but charming natural harbour and the world famous “Shark Alley” promotes many boat based tour operators that specialize in Great White Shark expeditions .Tours around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock are also very popular.
A gravel road connects Klein Bay along the rugged coast with many rock pools to the lighthouse at Danger Point. Though not very suitable for cars, with even 4x4’s struggling, the track along the coast makes a beautiful hike amongst the fynbos.
This area is regarded as one of the best whale-watching sites in the world, which is a further reason for visiting between June and December. Licensed boats are allowed to approach within 50 metres of the whales and it is not unusual to find oneself wet from the spray of their blowholes.