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Gansbaai: Shark Cage Diving

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Gansbaai: Shark Cage Diving

From US$ 154.17 per person

Take an exhilarating boat ride into the shark-filled waters of Gansbaai. Get up close and personal with the majestic beasts from the safety of a metal cage positioned in the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Pickup optional
Return transfers from your accommodation in Cape Town or Hermanus with pickup time to be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy an adventurous boat ride en route to the shark cage diving site
  • Encounter great whites, copper sharks, and even stingrays up close
  • Take the opportunity to photograph these apex predators in their natural environment
  • Pick up insights into the aquatic ecosystem of South Africa while on board
Full description
Begin your excursion into the thrilling marine environment of South Africa with continental breakfast alongside a safety briefing by the boat’s skipper. Then, head out on a 20-minute boat ride to an area known for being brimming with sharks and other majestic ocean denizens.  Once you’ve arrived, you can make the choice to watch the sharks from the raised observation deck, or to be lowered into the water in a metal cage for a true adrenaline rush. Watch a variety of sharks circling you, comfortable in a provided wetsuit, and safe behind the specially-designed cage. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, stingrays, and other wildlife on top of the sharks. Afterwards, you’ll head back to land for lunch, and to watch a video clip of the day’s events over coffee, tea, and biscuits.
  • Continental breakfast
  • Drinks and snacks on board
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea, and biscuits
  • Weatherproof jackets
  • Towels
  • 7mm wetsuits, hoodie, booties, and goggles
  • Showers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cape Town, Somerset West, or Hermanus (if option selected)
  • Video of the excursion, which can be purchased after the tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

8 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa. Exact meeting times to be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Motion sickness prevention

Know before you go

  • This tour is weather dependent and will only be confirmed the day before your booking
  • Exact meeting/pickup times will be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip
  • Please note, the local partner cannot guarantee that you will see great white sharks. At the moment, the tour dives with copper head sharks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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A good experience but the driver who took us from the hotel was not very sociable I find it a pity for this kind of adventure that is like not even given it is the only thing negative if the other person was very nice and it was good experience with a nice welcome

November 5, 2019

Saw some copper sharks up close & personal, great whites are not in season at shark alley. However it was nice to do the experience overall and see some kind of sharks, something is better than nothing. The team was very nice and the experience was safe.

February 8, 2020

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