SHARK CAGE DIVING DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa does not get much better than this! 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.

Shark Diving Day Trips

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 cage.

SHARK CAGE DIVING HOTSPOTS

GANSBAAI

Gansbaai is the Capital of the Great White Shark and only 30 minutes from Hermanus. Sightings include Great White and/or Copper Sharks.

MOSSEL BAY

Mossel Bay reported the hottest great white shark sightings in South Africa this year. Sightings include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks.

DURBAN

Fun, sun, beach, and adrenaline-filled cage diving await in nearby Umkomaas. Sightings include Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

PORT ELIZABETH

Explore Algoa Bay on this full-day eco-friendly, educational marine tour that includes cage diving. Sightings include Great White Sharks.

CAPE TOWN

Simon’s Town near Cape Town is the meeting point for shark diving. Unfortunately, recent sightings do not include Great White Sharks. Expect to see Sevengill, Blue, or Mako Sharks.

HOWEVER, most tourists take a day trip to Gansbaai to cage dive with Great White and/or Copper Sharks. Tours are offered including or excluding transport.

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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Ricardo Coser
Ricardo Coser
2022-12-31
Very good experience, all like description and more 😍 recommended 🙂
Lieze Fourie
Lieze Fourie
2022-12-26
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
2022-12-22
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
2022-12-13
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
2022-12-12
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
2022-12-08
Nice organising. Good prices.
Yale Mollar
Yale Mollar
2022-11-22
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
2022-10-30
Amazing people and experience. Thank you to everyone.
Alessandra Carminati
Alessandra Carminati
2022-10-29
We saw lot of brown sharks. Nice experience and great staff!