Gansbaai in South Africa

Accommodation in Gansbaai

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Whale Cove A104 Apartment from: ZAR 1500

Gansbaai

This fishing village is said to have originally been populated by the survivors of one of the worst disasters in British maritime history. The steam troopship HMS Birkenhead struck a submerged rock off Danger Point in 1852, tearing the bottom open and drowning sailors still in their hammocks. The saying ‘Women and children first’ originated from this calamity, and while they were being put into lifeboats, the remaining troops were mustered on deck. They saluted as the ship rapidly sank, drowning 455 men and many horses.