Water activity

From Hermanus or Cape Town: Shark Cage Diving Experience

Water activity

From Hermanus or Cape Town: Shark Cage Diving Experience

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From US$ 125.65 per person

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Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of cage diving with the various sharks species that South Africa has to offer. Witness the wonder of these sharks in a safe and professional environment.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 5 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your accommodation in Cape Town or Hermanus.


  • View an array of Southern Africa's sharks from the safety of a cage
  • Be in a safe environment up close and personal shark
  • Spend a day in the company of a very experienced crew
  • Learn about the conservation of Great White, Seven Gill Cow Sharks, and more
Full description

Discover the excitement of meeting a great white shark on this day trip. Choose from a tour with hotel pickup in Hermanus or Cape Town or a tour where you can meet the boat directly in Gansbaai. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch and get a certificate for your shark cage dive.

First, enjoy breakfast at the stunning Lodge. The continental breakfast consists of freshly made muffins, quiches, yogurt, cereals, toast and cold meats, tea, and coffee.

Meet your skipper for the day, who has extensive experience working in the unique marine area off the southern Cape coast. The skippers log more contact with great white sharks than anyone else worldwide.

Have a brief introductory presentation on the Great White Shark and learn how the activity provider works with the sharks in the area. Spend 2 to 4 hours at sea, depending on how often the sharks visit the boat. Be sure to ask as many questions as you wish.

Hop into the cage, which takes 6 people at a time. Each person spends about 20 minutes in the cage. All scuba equipment, including 7 mm wetsuits, is provided – you don’t need a scuba license to cage dive. On your return to dry land, you will return to the Lodge for a light lunch.

  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip
  • Guide
  • Skipper
  • Diving equipment
  • Snacks on board
  • Shark cage dive
  • Certificate
  • Lunch
  • Merchandise

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Meeting point

Meet your crew at the activity provider's, White shark projects, office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Due to tides and collection schedules, exact collection times can only be confirmed at 4:00 PM on the day prior to your tour. The local operator will get in touch with the exact starting time
  • Driving time from Cape Town is approximately 2 hours and from Hermanus 45 minutes
  • No diving experience is necessary
  • Bring your swimsuit and sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses etc.
  • Anti-seasickness tablets are strongly recommended
  • Please bring a warm jacket and sensible shoes
  • Child policy: children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the boat due to the duration of the tour being 3-4 hours out at sea. An in-house babysitting service for children under the age of 6 is offered at an additional charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The activity started early as I was in cape town, it was friendly and well organised, the sea was not rough, I think the warnings about sea sickness must realt to very poor conditions, you were quickly close up with big sharks, and a large ray on my trip, the soup after was good. I would recommend White Shark Projects

April 1, 2023

It was a great experience... The crew was very knowledgable and made the activity very safe and did everything best to make everyone comfortable... We Were able to sight white sharks and copper shark and the team gave everyone two chances to enter the cage as sightseeing was very good... Very safe and must try...

April 1, 2023

The introduction talk from the Marine Biologist was very interesting around people’s perception of sharks. Although I did not get to see a Great White the Coppertone and Whaler sharks were extraordinary. I also got the added bonus of extra time in the water, I think I had nearly an hour . I recommended this activity to another couple who we met last night in the same hotel and they booked for Sunday 21st April. Thanks for a great day!!

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 717