At Aire del Mar Guest House, your friendly hosts will offer you outstanding friendly personal service.
Only 2 hour’s drive from Cape Town, you will find Aire del Mar - situated inthe small, quiet town Kleinbaai, Gansbaai - the Great White Shark Capitol of the world. The guest House is a ten minute walk from the harbor where Shark Cage Diving, Whale watching and Marine Big 5 boat start their daily boat trips. Lay in your bed or sit on the balcony with your morning coffee and our home baked rusks and see the boats leaving the harbor if you’re not on the boat.
The area has much to offer to fill your days of stay: Great White Shark viewing, Whale Watching (In Season), bird watching, 4x4 trips up the mountain, a golf course, kayaking, cave exploring, fat bike tours, gin/craft beer/wine tastings, horse riding on the beach and fishing from the shore or a chartered boat.
Kleinbaai offers kilometers of coast line for pleasant walks in the “fynbos” (natural coastal vegetation).
We can also assist you in planning of excursions to nearby Danger Point light house, Elim missionary station, Cape L`Agulhas (the southern most point of Africa), birding and lots more.
Aire del Mar Shuttle bus can take guests on wine tasting trips in the vicinity and transport them to and from functions on request.
Directions from Cape Town / Hermanus
N2 direction George 60 km to Hermanus turn-off [R43]. Travel through Hermanus and Stanford 40 km to Gansbaai.
Enter Gansbaai in Main Road. Travel straight through Gansbaai, crossing four 4-way stops, and at the fifth stop [about 800 meters out of Gansbaai] turn RIGHT towards Kleinbaai - Travel for 2.8 km until you reach a stop sign in Kleinbaai. Turn left in Van Dyk Street [first tarred road to your left] and drive for about 1.5 km until you reach no 77 Van Dyk Street [Aire del Mar Guest House] on your left.
Directions from the Garden Route / N2
N2 direction Cape Town Stanford/Hermanus turn-off is 10 km after Riviersonderend [R326] 60 km to Stanford.
At T-junction in Stanford, turn left 20 km to Gansbaai. Further as above.
The other option is To take the N2 to Caledon. At Caledon, You turn off to take the R316 to Bredasdorp/Napier.
At the intersection (Approx 30km outside of Caledon), you will find the R326 (turn Right) that will take you to Stanford.
At Stanford, turn Left onto thw R43 to Gansbaai. Rest of the directions as above.
We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in:
Five Spacious Luxury B&B Rooms (first floor of building), all with en-uite bathrooms and balconies. From your room you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay to Dyer Island - world famous for its shark alley.
All luxury rooms are equipped with satellite television, wall heater, kettle (with coffee and tea) and a wall safe for your valuables.
You start your day with a healthy breakfast and towards the end of the day you can enjoy sun downers from your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar.
Three Self-Catering Studios (ground floor of building), with sea view and en-suite bathrooms. The studios are equipped with a fridge and microwave and utensils to prepare a light meal.
Backpacker Accommodation or Family Unit, We also offer Backpacker accommodation. (Flat at the back of the Guesthouse). The flat has no sea-view, but has one room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. Another living room with a double bunk and another single bed, with a kitchen and another bathroom.
Backpacker option ( if only 2 persons) will occupy one room only, not the entire flat.