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Shark diving hotspots in South Africa include Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

The top-rated destination to cage dive with great white sharks remains Gansbaai. This small fishing village is also known as the Capital or Mecca of the Great White Shark.  Gansbaai is a beautiful 2 ½ hour drive from the Cape Town International Airport. Shark operators also offer return transfer from your Cape Town or Hermanus hotel.

Shark Diving South Africa

GANSBAAI 50% OFF

  • 50% OFF Self-drive: R2300 R1190 p/p
  • Location: Gansbaai
  • Dive Gear and Towel Included
  • Boat-based viewing included
  • No scuba qualification needed
  • Children and non-divers welcome
  • Breakfast and light lunch included
  • Transport available (Extra cost)
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Shark Diving Gansbaai

Great White Shark Sightings Update

So far into March, Gansbaai shark boat operators have seen and cage dived with some amazing Great White Sharks. Some days produced no less than 4 great white sharks with the largest being 4.5 meters.

Shark Diving South Africa

What will you see Shark Diving South Africa?

Cage diving in Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Durban or Port Elizabeth will bring up close and personal to some very big sharks. On the Gansbaai tour, you can look forward to seeing great white and/or copper sharks. You might also see penguins and seals on this dedicated shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. There is also an excellent chance of seeing whales on this tour during whale season June to November.

In Mossel Bay, you have a chance of seeing Great White Sharks and Hammerhead sharks whilst Durban offers snorkelling and cage diving with the Oceanic Black Tip Shark. Port Elizabeth sharks tours feature the many sights of the Algoa Bay during a full-day tour amongst which a 2 to 3 hour period will be spent cage diving with Great White Sharks.

GANSBAAI

Shark species in Gansbaai include Great White and Copper Sharks

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MOSSEL BAY

Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks

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DURBAN

Shark species in Durban include Oceanic Blacktip  and Tiger Sharks

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PORT ELIZABETH

Shark species in Port Elizabeth include Great White Sharks

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CAPE TOWN

Shark species in Cape Town include Great White, Sevengill, Blue and Mako Sharks

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Great White Shark Diving in Mossel Bay

If you find yourself in the Garden Route area of South Africa, then cage diving in Mossel Bay should at the top of your adventure list! Mossel Bay only has one operator that goes out daily as the weather permits. Mossel Bay has reported fantastic great white shark sightings since resuming operations in September 2020.

Scuba Diving in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town also offers shark cage diving tours from nearby Simon’s Town harbour. Here you can cage dive with massive 7-gill cow sharks. These sharks look quite prehistoric and reach an impressive 3 meters in size. You do have a chance of spotting a great white shark here however these species have seemed to elude the area for some time now. Cape Town is also an excellent location for scuba diving.

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CANCEL FREE UP TO 24 HOURS PRE-TOUR. ONLY PAY ON THE DAY OF YOUR TOUR. PRE-PAID VOUCHERS WILL BE REFUNDED.

Shark diving in the renowned Mecca of the Great White Shark, Gansbaai, should be right up there at the top of your bucket list this year!

SOUTH AFRICA SHARK CAGE DIVING OPEN

Shark diving operators are back in operation after South Africa moved to level 3 lockdown. Before South Africa’s lockdown, Gansbaai operators had up to 4 great white sharks per day pre-lockdown with sporadic current sightings. Copper sharks are in large numbers in Gansbaai all year round. 

The beautiful coastline of South Africa is dotted with some of the hottest shark diving spots globally, including the famed Gansbaai known as the Capital of the Great White Shark. Shark dive spots not to miss also include Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

Day-trippers and unqualified divers can enjoy the thrilling experience of coming face to face with a great white shark, copper shark, 7-Gill Cow shark and Blacktip reef sharks, all from the safety of a custom-built steel cage.

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