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Shark Cage Diving
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Ages 5-65, max of 18 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Wet suits
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Towels


Start:
  • 14 Geelbek St, Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa
Pickup details
  • We also pick up from certain points in Cape Town and surrounds, we will notify you of the meeting point for a pickup in the area that you are.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 163706P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Shark Cage Diving?
    Shark Cage Diving price starts from R 2 073,14. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving on Tripadvisor
    What is the Shark Cage Diving cancellation policy?
    Shark Cage Diving cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Shark Cage Diving?
    Shark Cage Diving is hosted by Sharklady Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sharklady Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Shark Cage Diving?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 163706P1

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    • Sharklady Adventures
      347
      Gansbaai, South Africa
      Joined in October 2010
    • Cherylfre
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thrilling!!!
      The morning started off with a delay on the sharklady's end, which made the group of 18 a tit bit restless... But boy were we in for a treat! X2 juvenile great whites of 2.5m in size as well as x2 massive stingrays (family of the shark) came out to play on the day!!! A BIG THANK YOU to the skipper and crew for your friendly hospitality. I will definitely be coming back with a few friends👌
      Written 19 June 2022
    • BOOMERANGO
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Service that went above and beyond
      I booked a last minute trip the evening before to take advantage of some solo time on a family trip. They were very communicative with me right up until it was time to leave. The driver who picked me up seemed to have been given particular information to locate me on the pick up route on short notice. The breakfast was excellent, and the briefing was thorough, and they were very receptive to my questions and concerns about conversation and best practices. On the boat, the crew was attentive and ensured that everyone had a chance to get up close with these beautiful sharks, and that those that weren't feeling well were being acknowledged, despite the fact that there was little they could do to make them feel better. We saw several White Sharks and Copper Sharks and ample information was given for the guests to really appreciate the subtle differences we could observe. The lunch was absolutely spectacular! I could not get enough of the delicious, hot soup and rolls. I enjoyed the swiftly compiled footage they provided for sale and all in all I feel that value for money, it was worth every penny. As a personal aside, I had a logisitcal mix up that left me stranded in this little town for a few hours and the staff made sure that I was seen to, and let me enjoy a little nap in the solarium while I waited. As a single female traveller, these are the little extras that mean a lot. I would highly recommend Shark Lady, for their well informed tour and warm hospitality.
      Written 6 October 2019
    • Mickeymeaker
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shark Dive
      Amazing experience. We saw the most incredible sharks on 24 March!!! Great friendly staff. Super safe ! Highly recommend Sharklady
      Written 25 March 2019
    • SeriousBiz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved It!!!
      While there were no Great Whites in the area, we saw lots of Bronze Whalers and they look a lot like Great Whites. This was an exciting "bucket list" item for me. The staff were great and very informative.
      Written 13 December 2018
    • vprasad2
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      We saw no sharks
      We went there in August 2018 and apparently two orcas (which eat sharks) were spotted off the coast where the sharks used to come and now they do not come there anymore. We drove 4 hrs and wasted an entire day. We spent a lot of time getting out in the boat to the water and when we finally did - no sharks. We spent 2 hrs out there and saw nothing - very disappointing. They should put a disclaimer at the time of booking that not seeing a single shark or any aquatic wildlife for that matter is a possibility and it's been like this for 2 yrs apparently. It's quite a bit of money to spend so just a heads. They were also quite rude when we asked about getting some of our money back since we didnt see anything! - not asking for a full refund - at least a quarter back and the lady gave us a voucher and told us to come back another day bc you know we only live a hop-skip away in Chicago and dont have anything else planned on this once in a lifetime vacation! Just come back next week she said...
      Written 3 December 2018
    • Emilie P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Global Challenge
      If i could put a 10/5 i will. This expérience was huge with a lot of fun. Amazing crew and Amazing woman she is " the shark lady". Cant wait to come back and hope to see the white shark.
      Written 12 November 2018
    • moniquegolf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Global Challenge
      What an amazing experience! To Kim and her crew! We loved every min of it! We will all be back! Thank you for the wonderful memories!
      Written 12 November 2018
    • Voyager579428
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      tourist
      Best experience in our life time i will help many people to organization them life to seing once a shark. we enjoy so much, help yourself to know that its only laugh and making new friendship with sharks, all from diffrents countries. Nature can giving only the Best. thanks my sweet shark i will love you for ever. thanks sharklady for all the attention. One will seeing you again. kisss form Rome.
      Written 10 November 2018
    • abers313
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience
      I had a great time with Sharklady Adventures. Working with nature is always unpredictable but these guys try their utmost to give you the best experience possible. Big thank you to Jason who was an incredible help on the boat making sure everyone knew what to do and got as much time to view the sharks as was possible. Something I will never forget.
      Written 9 August 2018
    • tanzpet89
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING TRIP AND GREAT SHARKS . WELL ORGANISED
      From start to finish we had a great experience with Sharklady, we were helped promptly and everyone was so friendly and guided us through the whole experience. The sharks were surprisingly active and we got some good photos of our trip. The boat was clean , food was filling , overall had a memorable trip. Thank you Sharklady team !!!
      Written 31 July 2018
    • sixcrazybabies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing shark experience
      Our experience with sharklady tours was amazing. I agree with other reviewers that it's not a fancy boat, nor a luxury experience. But it's not supposed to be. It's about seeing the sharks, and about making sure the guests have a comfortable and safe experience. It is important to come in to the experience knowing that you may or may not see sharks. That's the case with any company, luxury or not. Any company that guarantees you sightings is lying. It is a big ocean and sharks are wild animals, so if you want a guaranteed sighting go to an aquarium. Its hilarious how many reviewers base a bad review on no sightings - as if that's sharklady's fault! That being said, it was made very clear to us ahead of time that shark sightings were out of their control. They also did everything possible to ensure good sightings, and to make sure everyone on the boat got equal time and an equal chance. They were helpful and friendly and in the end, the sightings were fantastic! I dont know if anything else will come up to the experience of being face to face, an arms length away, from a 3 meter great white. My only improvement suggestion would be that they provide more ecology type info on sharks etc while on the boat, although they did give some before boarding. They had snacks and drinks on board as well as food before and after. My teenage son and I loved it!
      Written 25 July 2018
    • CamyBirdy
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible
      7 of us went on this tour/adventure. We were told to be there by 11, we didnt leave till 1230. The wetsuits were dirty, the boat was stinking and to top it all we saw NOTHING while boats close to us got shark sightings. If you are reading this, please DONT select this company for your experience
      Written 3 June 2018
    • Leanne J
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible service
      Booked the tour which was recommended by my hotel, got dropped off at a nearby town on the morning for 45 minutes which completely wasted time. Arrived at the location to be brief and had to wait 1 hour before they even got us on the boat. The boat was out of 2 and a half hours with zero sightings of sharks, they told us we would be back at Cape Town by 6pm and we didn’t get back till half 8, the food was basic and not filling and then we got given a voucher to come back. The voucher stated I needed to sort my own way to the trip despite the fact I payed as a package. Luckily I have another 10 days in Cape Town so have the opportunity to come back. I emailed the company with NO response which looks like I won’t get the opportunity to go back after all. Good points were friendly staff and knowledgeable about sharks but overall it was my most deflating and waste of money in Africa and I wouldn’t recommend anyone wasted their money trying.
      Written 5 April 2018
    • WTH9
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AWESOME!
      A huge bucketlist item for my friend and it could not have gone better! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they take care of everything and we saw 4 different great white sharks! They had breakfast before we left and lunch after. About 2 hour ride from Cape Town. WORTH IT DO IT! and buy your dvd
      Written 4 April 2018
    • dwetc
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Saturday, 17 February 2018
      Dear Shark lady crew. I had a great time on the boat Saturday, the crew were very friendly and helpful. Although the visibility under water was not good, we saw two sharks from the boat, great experience I even tried my hand at "chumming" thank you Carin
      Written 18 February 2018
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    3.5
    3.5 of 5 bubbles216 reviews
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    Karen R
    Maidenhead52 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Family
    Wasn't quite what I expected having particularly chosen this company because of the environmental claims on website....certainly no marine biologist informing us of anything on our boat.

    On arrival requested payment in cash only which hadn't been communicated beforehand and walked to shop to take money from a machine which cost me in fees.

    Light breakfast was no more than a ginger biscuit and cuppa (everyone outting hands in the same pot).
    Light lunch was vile watery, tasteless soup and a slice of bread.

    No staff wearing any masks or any real covid protocol.

    On the positive, crew staff did their best to give everyone fair time in the cage and we did sight quite a few sharks which was the aim of the trip.

    Tip.. absolutely take sea sick pills night before and morning. Over 50% of our boat were very ill even though we were only 15 mins from shore on boat. I feel that should be reinforced with every booking as it did ruin our trip with 3 of us so ill having not anticipated this.

    Option to purchase video of trip for 150 rand and link emailed (though did have to follow up on this).
    Written 2 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Hello Karen, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear of your complaints. Unfortunately coming out of 2 very tough years of cover as well as very few Great White sightings our company had to down scale and as a result of few Great Whites we did not have a biologist on the boat. On the day you joined us, our Yoko CC machine was playing up and this was the reason we asked if our clients would possibly help by going to draw cash a few meters up the road. We are sorry for this inconvenience. I am very pleased how ever that you did dive and see sharks as this is what you indeed payed for. Regards Kim Sharklady
    Written 6 January 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Road57265070078
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    We are from Cape Town and have never done anything like this before. The crew are very clued about what they are doing and very conscious about the safety of their passengers. We saw about 10 copper sharks, some jelly fish and a seal. On arrival there was a light breakfast including bread with two variations of jam, muffins, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. On board there are soft drinks, water, chips and lollipops. For lunch they served soup, salad, bread rolls, muffins and rusks to enjoy with coffee / tea. You also have the option of purchasing the DVD of some shots/videos of the trip out on the sea for R300.

    Overall we had a really amazing time. Myself and my husband were a bit sea sick but that didn’t stop us from making the most of the experience.
    Written 6 January 2020
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    Luwelyn Taylor
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Positivity was the name of the game as we were briefed on saftey at Sharklady in Gansbaai. We were encouraged to be positive since Great White sharks haven't been sighted in the area in a while. This didn't bother us since the staff at Sharklady were friendly, helpful and we'll informed. Quick to make a joke, listen to our questions and provide honest answers. I've had adventures that were soured by unpleasant staff even though the event was epic. The amenities, staff and the awesome shark sightings made for an epic adventure my girlfriend and I will remember for a lifetime. I would definitely recommend Sharklady if you're looking for something awesome to do off the beaten track.
    Written 26 February 2020
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    Helen M
    Halifax, UK113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    We booked 2 places - 1 to go in the cage and 1 to view only. We were greeted on arrival by Edgar and we were invited to have some breakfast with the rest of the people booked on the trip (17 of us in total). After breakfast we were given a safety briefing and then headed down to the boat.
    After a short trip out to sea the anchor was lowered and the people going in the cage were asked to get kitted up in wetsuits /masks and the viewing guests asked to go onto the top level of the boat.
    The team started chumming and within no time at all we had bronzed whale sharks around us.
    There were 4 people in the cage at a time and they were in there for approximately 20mins. As this was diving without scuba gear when the sharks came close the team would shout down down down and you would go under the water to view the sharks in their environment. This was an absolutely fantastic experience.
    For those not cage diving the view was spectacular.
    After everyone had dived we made our way back and we were given homemade soup and a roll to warm up and watched footage taken of the trip.
    Absolutely would recommend.
    Written 15 November 2023
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    IanYork67
    Ascot, UK39 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    I believe this organisation to be a scam.....there are a number of reviews that support that if you look for them (I wish we had done so) and in fact our own experience supports this conclusion. We booked and paid a deposit in advance given that Christmas is notoriously busy. We e-mailed shortly before the scheduled event to confirm. We heard nothing in reply. Evenytually we got a reply via email after some paniced phone calls from us saying that they had an engine problem and might need to cancel. Then they cancelled the late evening before the date of the booking "due to poor weather". They assured us we'd get our money back (£500) in an email. Then they ghosted us until we posted a review of our experience and they made a false claim that we bought a special voucher and its in the T's and C's that we are not due a refund but we can use the booking again for up to 12 months if we fly back to South Africa. No it wasnt a special voucher is was a simply booking on the web site. We are not stupid. We read the T's and C's. Who would book something for £500 if the provider can cancel and you dont get your money back!! We've re-read the T's and C's and it doesnt say that anyway. I beleive its a scam.. A number of other people have had the same experience.
    Written 19 January 2024
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    Melissa
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Friends
    From start to finish, I would highly recommend this. The morning started off with some fresh coffee and biscuits, we then gathered around and was greeted by Karin and given basic instructions. We made our way down to the boat, and as soon as we got there the destination, the skipper and crew was amazing and made our experience great as we went for a quick trip to see the dolphins and seals too on our way back.

    The experience was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am happy we got to experience this and spotted about 7 copper sharks.
    Written 9 January 2022
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    karen
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    Once in a lifetime doesn't even begin to sum our experience with Shark Lady today. We've come out of this trip feeling like the luckiest people on earth. My husband has spent his whole life dreaming about cage diving with great whites, and today we came face to face with not only one, but two! My husband put tonnes of research into who would be the best company to go with in what area of South Africa, and decided on sharklady. He definitely made the best choice. There was 10 of us on the boat today (the most they take out is 18) so our experience was worlds apart from what you'd get from bigger, more commercial boats. Jason our dive master was amazing, truly passionate about sharks and we felt so lucky to have him lead our group. I'm quite a cautious person, I started the day unsure of whether or not this was for me, but I felt very safe with the staff on the boat and loved every second (I went in twice!). Fantastic crew, with a real gift and passion for what they do. Could not recommend more!
    Written 5 March 2020
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    Ruth R
    4 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    We booked a private cage diving experience in advance of arriving in SA for a holiday. They cancelled on us the evening before the trip and promised a refund. They are now refusing to refund and offering us a different date which clearly isn't possible as we were on holiday. I wouldn't give this company any deposit and seems likely to be a scam
    Written 12 January 2024
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    Mark Pedersen
    Somerset West, South Africa12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2021 • Family
    Wow, what an incredible adrenaline rush! First, there was a close encounter with 3 beautiful bronze sharks right next to the cage. Then we heard the crew shouting “white shark” - they were more excited then we were at first because they hadn’t seen one in about a year. We were stunned as a 3 and a half meter female great white glided past us only a meter away. What a privilege. We were in awe and will never forget this day. This was one of the best family outings we’ve ever had. Thank you Andrew, Jurrie, Kennith, Karen and the great team at Sharklady adventures.
    Tracy, Mark, Oliver and Isabella
    Written 13 February 2021
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    Hello Mark and family, Thank you so much for your comments and we are pleased that you had a good time with Sharklady Adventures. Hope to see you again one day. regards Kim Sharklady Happy to still be in business after 29 years
    Written 6 January 2022
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    Maryke
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the best time. The crew was extremely knowledgable, very safety conscious and put in a lot of effort to make it a memorable experience for our family.
    I would definitely recommend the Shark Lady for your Shark cage diving adventure.
    Written 28 December 2020
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    Thank you Journo, for your comments and I am pleased you had a good time. Come again Regards Kim Sharklady
    Written 6 January 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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