SHARK DIVING GANSBAAI2024-04-02T08:09:55+00:00

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

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai should be on the top of your bucket list this year! 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 transfers from your Cape Town or Hermanus hotel. Group discounts available.

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Shark Diving Gansbaai Voucher Sale ends 30 April 2024

Buy and download your Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving ticket instantly for a massive discount at only R1450 per person. Vouchers are fully customizable and payable with a credit card or EFT.

Children only R1100 – contact us directly to book.

Valid until 1 June 2024

Gansbaai Shark Diving

  • Was R2300 – Now Special Offer R1650

  • Location: Gansbaai

  • Shark Tour

  • Cage Diving

  • Boat-based Viewing

  • No scuba qualification needed

  • Children and Non-divers Welcome

  • Breakfast & Light Lunch

  • Transport Available (extra cost)

Shark Sightings Update

So far into May, Gansbaai shark boat operators have seen and cage-dived with some amazing GREAT WHITE SHARKS. Some days produced no less than 3 great white sharks with the largest being 4.5 meters. Mossel Bay Great White Shark Sightings peaked up to 5 sharks per tour. Updated May 2023.

What will you see Shark Diving Gansbaai and South Africa?

Shark diving Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Durban or Port Elizabeth will bring you 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.

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.

Shark Cage Diving and Scuba Diving in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town also offers shark cage diving tours from nearby Simon’s Town harbour however most tourists take a day trip to Gansbaai as this is a wonderful adventure out of the city and much easier on the pocket! In Gansbaai you can cage dive with Great White and/or Copper sharks. Should you wish to stay in Cape Town 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.

Shark Diving Gansbaai

This adrenaline-filled activity is a must-do activity for any traveller to the area! In Shark Diving Gansbaai, near Hermanus, you can get up close and personal with some magnificent creatures. No qualifications needed – all visitors are welcome aboard our boats which launch daily from Kleinbaai Harbour. Tours run throughout the year.


Shark species in Gansbaai include Great White and Copper Sharks



Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks



Shark species in Durban include Oceanic Blacktip  and Tiger Sharks



Shark species in Port Elizabeth include Great White Sharks



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


Ricardo Coser
Ricardo Coser
Very good experience, all like description and more 😍 recommended 🙂
Lieze Fourie
Lieze Fourie
Dit was n baie unieke ondervinding. Die crew was baie hulpvaardig en Edgar het die ervaring baie verbeter. Dankie Tannie Janeen vir al die moeite
Naman Rungta
Naman Rungta
Great experience. Everything was as promised. Everyone got 20 minutes in the cage which was more than enough to see the sharks up so close. The homemade vegetable soup served after the trip was delicious. Another five stars for the perfect ending. The whatsapp team responses quickly and keeps you upto date with detailed information. Thank you.
Vanessa Schäfer
Vanessa Schäfer
We booked the tour through Sharkdivers directly on the homepage. You give your credit card information for the booking, but pay when you arrive. We were welcomed with a hearty breakfast and after a safety briefing we started right away. The boat is large, comfortable and the trip takes 15 minutes. Upon arrival, we saw a seal after a few minutes and a short time later we saw around 8 bronze sharks. This was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff provided us with Information about the animals and made us feel safe. Surprisingly, we felt very comfortable in the cage. Everyone had enough time in the cage. Snacks and hot chocolate were provided. Clearly 5 stars, everything was great, we would book the tour again anytime.
Caitriona O'Mahony
Caitriona O'Mahony
Booked this trip with Janeen who was super responsive and very helpful. A great experience, lovely atmosphere on the boat - everyone so friendly and fun. No white shark unfortunately but lots of bronze whale sharks. An unforgettable morning, highly recommend!
Abdulaziz Alhamed
Abdulaziz Alhamed
Nice organising. Good prices.
Yale Mollar
Yale Mollar
What a wonderful experience! All events ran according to time, the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The crew knew exactly what to do and were very helpful, we felt safe. We even got see some dolphins as well 🙌🏼 we were served a lovely warm soup after going out to sea while watching our video
L Marais
L Marais
Amazing people and experience. Thank you to everyone.
Alessandra Carminati
Alessandra Carminati
We saw lot of brown sharks. Nice experience and great staff!

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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.

Please contact us for information, updates, and trip schedules. 

Family-friendly shark diving in Gansbaai

Shark cage diving is an awesome family adventure. Shark diving takes place daily in Gansbaai if the weather permits. Currently, shark divers can expect to see sharks growing up to 5.5 meters. On most days you can see Copper Sharks and, on other occasional days, you can see Great White Sharks. Children from the age of 10 can cage dive. Shark cage diving is an awesome family adventure because it is safe and it is a great way to see sharks up close. Shark cage diving takes place daily in Gansbaai, so you can always find a time that works for you and your family. The tour usually lasts about 2.5 hours on sea, but it can vary depending on the number of sharks that are seen as well as the weather conditions. Shark diving gives you the chance to see these amazing creatures up close in their natural environment. If you are looking for an exciting adventure that the whole family will enjoy, look no further than shark cage diving in Gansbaai!

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