Shark Diving Gansbaai is open!

Shark diving Gansbaai includes viewing and cage diving. Tours start from R990 per person on special offer. Children and non-divers are welcome to join. Shark tours in Gansbaai take place from nearby Kleinbaai Harbour. The meeting point is at our crewhouse in Kleinbaai. 

Shark Diving Gansbaai
  • 50% OFF Self-drive: R2300 R1190 p/p

  • Location: Gansbaai

  • 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 Cage Diving Gansbaai

What will you see Shark Diving Gansbaai?

Cage diving in Gansbaai will bring up close and personal to some very big sharks. On this tour, you can look forward to seeing great white and 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. Shark sightings are not guaranteed but if you don’t see any sharks at all, you can go again for free. Pre-lockdown Gansbaai boats reported up to 4 great white sharks per tour.

2 to 3 Hours at Sea Shark Diving

A typical tour lasts between 2 and 4 hours at sea, depending on your operator, the weather, and shark activity.

Shark Diving Gansbaai

Shark Diving Gansbaai Trip Summary

Your day starts early morning in Kleinbaai harbour, just outside the town of Gansbaai. A light breakfast and good coffee await you on arrival. During breakfast, the indemnity forms are signed, and a dive briefing given by our qualified crew. All this takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After a short walk down the road, you will board the boat and set off for adventure.

The Boat Ride

The boat ride takes about 20 minutes. Remember to take seasickness tablets before the tour if you are prone to motion sickness. After anchoring the boat, the crew starts chumming for sharks and hand out dive gear.

Shark Cage Diving

Once the sharks arrive, everybody gets to take turns to go in the cage. Most cages take between 5 and 8 persons at a time. Don’t worry if you don’t want to go into the cage. The boat-based viewing is impressive, and you will have plenty of photo opportunities. Kids from age 10 can join in the cage diving fun.

Showers and Lunch

Back on land, a light lunch and clean showers are ready for you to enjoy. During lunch, you get to see the video that the onboard media crew filmed. Your trip video is available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring your camera or rent a GoPro from us.

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What’s happening with the shark cage diving in Gansbaai during level 3 lockdown?

Operators are waiting in anticipation for great white shark sightings to pick up after starting operations again in mid-September. If the great white sharks don’t show up, you can almost be sure to cage dive with many copper sharksDays with no sharks at all are rare. These sharks are fiesty and grow up to 3.5 meters. When the boats stopped operating due to Covid-19 during March, the latest sightings included up to 4 great white sharks per day.

Do contact our reservations agents for available dates. You can reach us on WhatsApp right now for the latest sightings and updates. Did you know that you can also buy a one-year valid voucher for this activity?

If you love sharks and adventure, don’t miss this family-friendly shark tour only 2 hours from Cape Town Airport and 25 minutes from Hermanus.

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Benguela Lodge

Benguela Lodge is an intimate, exclusive guesthouse offering air-conditioned accommodation and spectacular views of the ocean.

Need accommodation in Gansbaai? You have a choice of seven impeccably decorated bedrooms. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and private entrance. A three-minute walk takes you to the rocks of what is named the Walker Bay Whale Reserve.

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Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks


When visiting Mossel Bay in South Africa’s Garden Route, then cage diving should be at the top of your adventure list! As the weather permits, Mossel Bay’s only operator goes out everyday. Since resuming operations in September 2020, Mossel Bay has recorded fantastic great white shark sightings.

The hottest great white shark sightings in South Africa this year were recorded from Mossel Bay. Great White and Hammerhead Sharks are included in the sightings.