Shark cage diving hotspots in South Africa include Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, 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.

MOSSEL BAY

R2250
  • FROM 1 DEC 2020
  • Incl All Gear & Meals

GANSBAAI

R1380
  • ALL YEAR
  • Incl All Gear & Meals

DURBAN

R1000
  • ALL YEAR
  • Incl All Gear

GANSBAAI

R1380

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.

SOUTH AFRICA SHARK CAGE DIVING NOW OPEN

Shark diving operators are back in operation after South Africa moved to level 1 lockdown. Currently, some boats only operate over weekends and public holidays to secure enough passengers per tour. As domestic tourism picks up, we are likely to see more regular trips. Please contact us for information, updates, and trip schedules. Before South Africa’s lockdown, Gansbaai operators had up to 4 great white sharks per day.