Pearly Beach

Rare and fantastic fynbos

Pearly Beach is situated in an area of outstanding beauty with the Atlantic Ocean in front and the Wolfhuis Mountain as a backdrop. Be prepared to see rare and fantastic fynbos species from ericas and proteas to milkwood forests and wild olives.

Bird Watching
A birding paradise – Sunbirds to Canaries fluttering around in gardens, Mouse-birds to Weavers amongst the fynbos and Jackal-buzzards to the mighty fish eagle high in the wide expanse above. Don’t forget the endangered Black Oystercatchers!

WIld Life

As a nature lover you can tick off the Cape Brown Mongoose, Tortoise & the beautiful Cape Grys Bok and if you are really lucky the Cape Clawless offer.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

From July to November the majestic Southern Right Whales visit the bay. Humpback and Bottlenose Dolphins are also frequent visitors to this part of the world.

Geyser Rock & Dyer Island

Geyser Rock, just south of Dyer Island, is home to 50 000 odd Cape fur seals. They use the passage of sea between the island and the rock to find their food. For rather obvious reasons, then, it is known as shark alley. Dyer Island is the easternmost island of a chain of seabird havens along the Western Cape. The 20 hectare island is rather flat and pebbly, lacking much sand.

Castle Beach

If you want to swim in the sea then Castle Beach is the beach to head to when you are staying in the delightful village of Pearly Beach.


Pearly Beach is a popular angling spot, and on some weekends the beach is lined with fishermen. Species available are kob ( kabeljou) hottentot, galjoen. Anyone fishing needs a permit which is obtainable at the post office in Gansbaai. Bait is also available at most café type shops, and prawns can be pumped from the lagoon at Uilenkraalmond – permit also needed for this.