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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

  • Cage diving with great white sharks in Kleinbaai
  • See sharks in their natural habitat from the safety of a secure underwater cage
  • Includes all necessary equipment, as well as breakfast and snacks
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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Looking for the ultimate white shark experience in South Africa? You have come to the right place! Our experienced crew will take you on an unforgettable diving adventure! Launch 6am-12am -may vary
From $140.60
Shark Cage Diving w/ Transfer
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Delve into cool ocean waters for an extreme adrenaline-inducing adventure you'll never forget: cage diving with great white sharks. Set out from Kleinbaai―about a 29mile (46km drive) from Hermanus―aboard the Apex Predator and cruise out to Dyer Island to set anchor. Then it's your turn to enter the cage and get up close to these magnificent creatures. Don't worry if the water's not your thing: you can also view the sharks from aboard the boat, scoring incredible photographs as they vie with one another for a better look at you.

What to Expect
The trip starts between 6 am and 12 pm in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, which is a 2 km drive from the village of Gansbaai, but may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions. You will be personally notified, after 5 pm the day before your dive, about the time you must meet at our crew house in Kleinbaai. We will use the contact number you supply when making your booking.

After a continental breakfast (no greasy foods), a safety briefing is held and then you board the shark-chaser, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer Island or an anchor spot where we have observed recent white shark activity.

When the boat leaves the harbour, the round trip usually takes 3 to 4 hours. After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting Great Whites Sharks with a specially- formulated ‘Chum’ mixture. 

(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - The local supplier do not feed the sharks nor use any part of a shark product in their ‘secret chum mixture’ and have signed a mandate to this effect.)

Once the Great White Sharks arrive, you will have the opportunity to photograph these majestic apex-predators feeding at the surface, right alongside the boat. This is when you get the opportunity to enter the cage!

Passengers are exposed to the open sea while travelling to Shark Alley where the boat will be anchored and chumming commence. The boat is protected with vinyl side curtains to give additional protection from the wind and water spray.
Reviews (377)
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Reviewed yesterday
We saw all the sharks!

This was amazing. I could stop there because that describes it perfectly, but you need 100 characters for this to submit. The boat crew were so much fun to talk with and they made sure everyone was able to get in the cage multiple times...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tori H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent experience with Great White Shark Tours!

As part of our internship with the South African Shark Conservancy, we went for the great white shark cage diving to monitor sharks. The experience was exceptional! We had a timely pick up, followed by breakfast and an introduction to shark cage diving before we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZoyaT36
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Zoya, Even though you must have experienced a number of shark encounters during your internship with SASC in Hermanus one still needs a knowledgeable crew that will allow you to discover the wonder of sharks in their natural habitat. It was quite enlightning to...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Amazing Shark Cage Dive!!

An early morning pick up was the start to an amazing day in Gansbaai. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable Staff. Breakfast before the Boat Ride, snacks on board the Boat, and a lunch on returning to shore...while watching a DVD of the days outing. Although the Great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Soulstar69
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hello Soulstar69, Thank you for taking the time to write this magnificent review of your amazing shark cage diving experience! It does not often happen often that the team is mentioned by name and I assure you they sincerely value the high esteem you express...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Diving with the sharks

This is an amazing experience and one should take the time to do it, especially when doing the garden route. They offer breakfast before the trip and snack during the trip. after the 4-5 hour trip we were offered lunch while we watched our trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sbusisobrian
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello bbothelezi, Thank you for the beautiful review of your shark diving trip and we agree that it should definitely be part of every visitor to our country's itinerary! We are glad that you enjoyed this adventure and our freshly prepared food. After an adrenaline-packed...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Great staff that takes care of everyone on the trip. A bit pricey but totally worth it! They provide lots of food and other stuff for you, both before, under and after the dive. Would highly recommend!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cruiser67109728689
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello Cruiser, Thank you for your honest review of your shark diving trip! It is good to know that in the end, you got what you paid for; a fantastic, safe, fun experience from start to finish! And have the memories to enjoy in years...More

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November 16, 2018|
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Response from ColWalterEKurtz | Reviewed this property |
Tough to say as the weather and sea conditions will dictate the timing of your entire day. No later than 6
November 4, 2018|
Response from AmAme | Reviewed this property |
I also drove myself to the meeting point (I stayed in Hermanus). I believe the price offered in the website does not include the transfer. For the transfer, you have to pay extra.