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.

GANSBAAI OPEN @ R990 p/p

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai South Africa
  • Self-drive price: R1800 R990 per person

  • Location: Gansbaai

  • Boat-based viewing for non-divers

  • No scuba qualification needed

  • Children and non-divers welcome

  • Breakfast and light lunch included

  • Transport available (Extra cost)

  • Family-friendly day trip

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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.

Cage Dive with Oceanic Blacktip Sharks in Durban

Durban is all about fun, sun, beaches, and shark diving. The Durban area showcases many incredible shark species like the tiger shark, bull shark, blacktip, spinners, dusky sharks, and more. Unfortunately, sightings rarely include great white sharks.

COVID-19 FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS

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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