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 Town’s 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.