Gansbaai, a small fishing town nestled between rolling mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, is famously known as the Mecca of the Great White Shark. Our expert team at Cape Shark Adventures will take you on a thrilling shark cage diving experience, where you’ll discover a world of copper and great white sharks, seals, penguins and (between June and November) possibly even whales!

Gansbaai is a beautiful two-and-a-half hour drive from Cape Town International Airport. Beyond Cape Towns city centre, a host of sun-soaked, nature-driven experiences await – including the best shark cage diving to be found along the rugged coastline.

The Great White Shark and other shark species found around our coast are the subject of ground-breaking research by our Shark and Marine Research Institute, and young scientists and university students from around the world gain valuable experience in the field for their careers in marine science in these waters.


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With Great White Sharks inhabiting the ocean for 12 months of the year, Gansbaai has earned the title “Great White Capital of the World”. The picturesque town is also famous for whale watching. The gentle whisper of the waves and intoxicating sea breeze brings people back time and again. 


We will collect you from your front door (Gansbaai), and when we drop you back, you will have uncovered a mystery and made lifelong memories. You will spend three hours at sea, but after that, it will wash through you forever.

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