The Cape Town Shark Cage Diving is offered in Gansbaai in the Overberg Region. The small fishing village is situated about 50 km from Hermanus which is best known for being the breeding ground for the Southern Right Whale. We have been offering the shark cage diving since 1992 in South Africa.

Great White Shark Cage Diving - Cape Town Tours Gansbaai

South Africa Diving Experience

Our Prices valid until 31 Dec 2018

  • Day tour with pick-up from ZAR 2300 per person
  • Self-drive from ZAR 1750 per person

Great White Shark

Please Note:

  • Companions/non-divers pay the same rate as divers
  • We are also able to collect you from Hermanus

The diving region of the White Shark is located near Gansbaai. You could experience all seasons in one day at the Cape of Good Hope, so our diving safaris are very weather dependant. We are only able to get the exact times of low and high tide from the harbour master on the eve of the Shark Tour.

Heaven smiles when angels travel. Within a 10 km distance between two small islands, lies a large underwater channel. Here is the nursery of the Great White Sharks. More specifically, it is the Dyer Island Nature Reserve. The islands are inhabited by penguins as well as seals which are the white shark’s choice prey. There are only two places left in the world where you are likely to be able to observe the big predator up close.

South Africa Shark Diving

Probability of a shark observation

  • November to March - about 60 to 70% chance
  • April to October - about 80 to 99% chance

Shark Tours -  Included in the day trip:

  • Transfer to/from Cape Town
  • Simple breakfast
  • Drinks and snacks on board
  • Light lunch
  • Diving suit
  • During the trip you may also be able to observe the Southern Right Whale. Whale observations are therefore possible from June to end November.
  • Three to four hours boat trip - depending on the weather

Not included in the rate:

  • Sea sickness remedies
  • We ask that you please bring along your own towels

White Shark Tours Cape Town

What your day trip could look like:

  • 06h00 We collect you in the city centre of Cape Town
  • 08h00 Arrival at the diving area Gansbaai
  • 09h00 The boat is launched
  • 09h30 After about 30 minutes, we reach the underwater channel from where we will look out for the Great White Shark.
  • 10h00 Snacks, fruit and beverage will be available
  • 14h30 Return trip to the harbour
  • 18h00 Arrival in Cape Town

Please note

Times are subject to change depending on the tides. You will be notified of the exact time one day prior to your shark tour – we call usually between 18h00 – 21h00.

Divers do not need a diving license.

Schedule for the Shark Tour:

After about 30 minutes we will reach the shark area. We attract the sharks with a lure. The steel cage is then lowered into the water as the excitement starts to rise.

Soon a fin appears in the water. It moves towards the boat like a small submarine. You are now allowed into the cage. If the water is clear, you are able to take amazing underwater photos. Now we wait for just the right moment to descend your cage to see the Great White shark from up close!

Back at the harbour a light lunch will be waiting for you. You will be able to watch a video of your outing and purchase it.

Find out if you have the courage to meet the White Shark eye to eye. He is an elegant and fast predator. His species is fast becoming extinct which is something that we and other marine life advocates want to help prevent.

We look forward to your inquiry.

Your Cape Town Shark Cage Diving Team


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