Experience the excitement of South Africa on this full day tour while you see the ultimate underwater predator, the great white shark. This shark cage diving adventure is both safe and exciting as you observe the shark in its natural habitat. Recover with a wine tasting and lunch in the nearby wine region, Bot River. Please note that there is a 5am pick-up time for this experience. You will follow the scenic route to Gansbaai (with a continental breakfast) to board our shark-chaser for the voyage to the famous Dyer Island where you’ll be introduced to the Marine Big 5 (whales, great white sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins). Slip into the shark cage for an adrenaline infused brush with a great white shark. Upon return, hop in a hot shower before departing to nearby Stanford, Bot River or the Hemel en Aarde Valley for a lazy afternoon lunch (own account) and wine tasting.
Your private driver will take you along the 2.5-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai, the great white shark capital of the world. Hop aboard your shark-chaser for an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to the famous Dyer Island where you’ll get to see the Marine Big 5 (whales, great white sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins). Gansbaai is one of the few places in the world that great white sharks can be seen year round but during the summer months the sharks keep closer to shore and during winter they move to Shark Alley, a nearby channel created by two islands. Dyer Island with its endangered African Penguins and migrating bird colonies and Geyser Rock with its resident colony of 60,000 Cape Fur Seals.
Slip into the shark cage for an adrenaline fuelled brush with a great white shark. The experienced crew will share their vast knowledge of the water world where they operate when they take you to view great white sharks from the surface or underwater from a cage. This marine wonderland is the best place in the world where you can safely see these apex predators in their natural environment. Not only will you come back with incredible memories but you will also come away knowing a lot more about sharks and what is being done to aid their conservation.
Upon return, hop in a warm shower before departing to one of the nearby wine regions; Stanford, Hemel en Aarde Valley or Bot River where you’ll visit one of South Africa’s more off the beaten track wine estates. Enjoy a lazy lunch and wine tasting as you unwind and drink in the scenery and views. These regions are truly magical and are the perfect way to meander your way back to Cape Town where you guide will drop you off at your accommodation.