Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town


The ultimate adventure for many is travelling through South Africa, thanks to the unbridled, beautiful nature, the plush accommodation and the diverse wildlife. In fact, it is very hard to get around to everything you want to do in South Africa and Cape Town! That’s why there are trips organised which allow you to enjoy a lot of things in one day. Combination adventure tours include shark cage diving, whale watching, skydiving, and much more.

Shark cage diving in Cape Town

There are various trips organised to go shark cage diving in Cape Town, from one day trips to three day tours. When going on a trip, a professional team will take you to prime shark locations around Cape Town. A very well-known region to go shark cage diving is Gansbaai, located two hours from Cape Town and known as the Great White capital of the world. You can go cage diving, whale watching, and visit the Marine Big Five: penguins, dolphins, whales, seals, and of course, the Great White Shark!

The Great White Shark

The Great White Shark has a fearsome reputation, but it isn’t as dangerous as people think. Scientific research has proven that they are not the mindless killing machines they are perceived to be, but are actually selective hunters. Great White Sharks are responsible for about 10 attacks on humans every year, with almost none of these attacks fatal. According to National Geographic, it is believed that Great Whites perform test bites, to help them identify objects. Humans are normally not on their menu in favour of seals and other small mammals. These sharks can grow up to 7 metres and weigh up to over 2,300 kilos. They can also dive to over 250 meters deep and can swim at a top speed of 50 km/h.

Things to do in Cape Town

  • Socialise with the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Witness the beauty of the view at the Table Mountain summit or a quick hike up Lion’s Head
  • Visit the historic prison where Mandela was held at Robben Island
  • Visit the big game at Aquila Game Reserve outside of the city.

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