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SHARK CAGE DIVING and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town)
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SHARK CAGE DIVING and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town)

By White Shark Ventures
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Ages 8-90, max of 22 per group
Duration: 10h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Transfers, diving gear / wetsuits, changing cubicles, lockers, rain-jackets, hot showers, continental breakfast, hot lunch, snacks on-board, juice, sodas, hot hand towels, bottled water.
  • Secure parking, free wi-fi, educational information, safety briefing.
What's not included
  • Optional USB of your experience (R350.00).


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Kleinbaai Harbour, Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa
    Please find parking at Kleinbaai Harbour and meet us at our Boat, Megalodon II (blue and white boat). Our Tour Guide will await you there at the specified time.
Pickup details
  • Please look out for our Iveco Bus, with our name on it.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155948P1

      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 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 and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town)?
      SHARK CAGE DIVING and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town) price starts from R 2 674,47. Discover and book SHARK CAGE DIVING and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town) on Tripadvisor
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      SHARK CAGE DIVING and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town) 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 and VIEWING (Incl. transfers from Cape Town) on Tripadvisor
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      • White Shark Ventures
        378
        Kleinbaai, South Africa
        Joined in August 2007
      • Rolf W
        0 contributions
        Impossible to book
        I tried to book on-line and the website would not access payment. I emailed their enquiries to make the booking and received no reply. I rang the number from the UK and got an incomprehensible person at the other end whom, although speaking English, I was unable to communicate with at all. This is a great shame given that I had had a good trip with them in 2009 and they are the most accredited outfit regarding shark conservation status and operate the best boat. I am left thinking they may not be operating any more, despite the website.
        Written 3 August 2023
      • Z1220LCalexi
        0 contributions
        We didn't see a shark
        After all morning in the water, we did not get to see a shark within 10 meters (and from the surface of the boat). The company offered us to do the activity another day, probably knowing that all the clients of that day were foreigners and most of us would not have time to do the activity again. In my case, I was leaving the next day to my country, they told me that they would call me to offer me a solution. I'm still waiting for that call ...
        Written 12 March 2020
      • Andrey Igorevic... T
        0 contributions
        Cheeper than cheep
        We came in a group of 13 people which was enough to pack the whole boat but the company added two other tourists so it was too crowded onboard. The smell of gasolin was so strong that it made many of our team members sick. The cage is quite small, suitable for three to four people max, but the company put six people every time so we kept pushing each other. After coming back to the base frozen and shaking (water was 14 degrees celcium) we waited in queue for shower for at least 20 minutes. The shower and toilet are in very poor condition, it has not been refurbished for 30 or 40 years. Finally, we were “treated” with lunch. There were two salads (enough for half of our team) and veg lasagne that I could not eat. It was probably very overcooked so it looked like a jelly consisting of 60% cheese, 35% dough and 5% vegetables. It looked disgusting and tasted like pure fat (no taste) The only positive side that we saw small grey sharks really close, there were many of them.
        Written 17 January 2020
      • nourhanelbadry
        0 contributions
        A lot of Fun !! No white sharks
        It’s a 2.5 hours from capetown. The experience is amazing, one of a kind where you see the sharks 5cm away from you. We saw smaller sharks but no white sharks. We enjoyed this a lot. Went into the water twice, each for 10-15min. When you get out you smell like fish
        Written 9 January 2020
      • chrisadey4141
        0 contributions
        Think carefully before you go
        Just finished our trip and we are all a little disappointed. We did not see any white sharks which is the whole point of the trip hence the name of the company. I know they are wild creatures but the guides told us during they hadn’t seen a white shark in weeks which leads me to believe they only see them once in a blue moon. At £220 for 2 people it is way to pricey and for lunch there was a vegetable lasagne which was horrible. Just choose wisely before going
        Written 6 January 2020
      • ACav25
        0 contributions
        Amazing Experience
        An excellent experience. Professional operation and a highly competent crew. We saw 7 sharks on our trip. Highly recommended.
        Written 4 January 2020
      • Bogdan O
        0 contributions
        Amazing
        Fantastic trip Verry Verry good guide good pick up times no waiting and also we where a bit scared we will not have enough cage time but there was plenty of time like more than half an hour total cage time. Great adventure Thank you white venture team!!
        Written 31 December 2019
      • travelafrica92
        0 contributions
        AMAZING sightings and really friendly crew
        We had an amazing time with the crew of White Shark Ventures and we saw about 10 sharks at one time at the boat. I would definitely recommend you go with this company as they also put a lot of effort and money into research of the great white. They are very well educated and know a lot about the sharks. Great experience!
        Written 29 December 2019
      • d0minic0
        0 contributions
        The Jaws trip
        This was the trip of a lifetime, I finally got to see a great white shark up close. The day started with a two and a half hour drive which was a little bit tiring. But we were given breakfast and a very informative briefing. The staff were very knowledgeable and instructive and the gentleman who gave the briefing was very friendly. Safety was very high on the priorities. We went to sea. After about 25 minutes we dropped anchor and the sharks soon showed up. We had lots of oportunities to take pictures from the deck, and then it was our turn in the cage. What a thrill, the adreniline was pumping. It was a bit tricky trying to take pictures with one hand while holding on with the other and holding my breath but I got a few good pictures. We spent about two hours at sea and then returned for some well earned lunch. A totally fantastic day, many thanks to all at shark ventures (sorry the only name I remember was Edger). Regards Dominic O'Brien.
        Written 9 December 2019
      • J8101XDlaurentm
        0 contributions
        What an experience !!
        Great experience with Dwight’s team. We really enjoyed it. The crew was reassuring, highly professional and took the time to teach us about the sharks habits. We can really see they are passionate about the subject and want only good to the sharks (which are really not considered how they should) We saw almost 20 bronze sharks and 1 white shark. (Nature gets its way) Only negative point: 2,5 hours drive from Cape Town but worth the time !!! Cherry on the cake: they have a sustainable policy and a ecotourism certification. Thanks a million for this great moment
        Written 2 November 2019
      • ivywong
        0 contributions
        Great experience. Well organised
        The activity was well organized. Staff were very professional. we managed to see many sharks. It would be better if there were more shower facilities to reduce the waiting time.
        Written 29 October 2019
      • David W
        0 contributions
        Don't be scared
        An excellent, ethical Shark Dive operator. Really freindly helpful crew, some of the cost is re-invesetd into helping the sharks survive. We had a good briefing beforehand, short trip out to the site, excellent cage dive facilties, saw lots of Bronzies and a couple of Great Whites, a really enjoyable couple of hours.
        Written 27 October 2019
      • Daniel J
        0 contributions
        Truly memorable and educational excursion
        We were collected from our hotel in Cape Town and driven to Gansbaai for the cage dive. From start to finish it was well organised (using what's app prior to pick up), safe and extremely educational. All the staff were knowledgeable and dedicated to preservation and teaching about the sharks and the ocean environment. Breakfast and lunch was provided which was an extra bonus.
        Written 11 October 2019
      • dnzcnk
        0 contributions
        Breathtaking experience!!
        First of all, the manager and the staff was really professional as well as respectful to the nature. We were convinced that they really love the ocean and invest in protecting it. We were given very comprehensive (almost documentary level) info about the environment and sharks. The safety orientation was also perfect that we had no second thoughts while diving into the cage. Our booking had be cancelled twice in two consecutive days because safety is first; but the communication was so perfect and timely that we managed to find alternative programs in the meantime and we could get on the boat on the third day even though we had to drive all the way back from Cape Town (totally worth it!!!). It should also be mentioned that the staff’s handling of the sea-sickness was really professional and comforting. We learned that there is no total prevention from or cure to the sea-sickness so you don’t need to feel weird even if you are effected by the motion. So, do not hesitate; just dive and enjoy!!!!!
        Written 25 September 2019
      • Tom110899
        0 contributions
        Excellent cage dive
        Amazing day, up to 12 bronzes at 1 time, did see 3 great whites, biggest around 3 metre, other two were a bit smaller, at least 2 dives in the cage. The sharks were coming right up to side of the cage, all staff on and off the boat were very helpful and polite, overall really good day out
        Written 20 September 2019
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      Mai-Xin Koh
      1 contribution
      Sept 2019
      Searched for a while for a shark cage diving experience that was invested in the environment and came across White Shark Ventures. Could not have asked for a better experience! All the staff were amazing and very passionate about what they do, i loved learning about their conservation efforts as well as fun facts about great whites. If you're going to go cage diving, support the environment by supporting these guys who are doing it in the best way possible!
      Written 12 September 2019
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      Maria Barreto
      Goa, India5 contributions
      Nov 2019 • Couples
      My husband and I were fortunate to have done shark cage diving and viewing with Wiehann and his team ,while on holiday in Cape town.
      They were extremely professional and well organized.They went all out to make us comfortable.
      I definitely recommend them to all.
      Totally worth every cent.
      Thanks once again Wiehann👍
      Mrs Maria Barreto,Goa India.
      Written 4 November 2019
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      Kholi
      1 contribution
      Oct 2019
      I was so scared I didn't know what to expect as this was my 1st time after along time at sea, as I am really just fearful of big waters. Anyhow, we got collected in Capetown, and when we got there was welcomed with nice breakfast. The take-off and briefing were very thorough which made me to feel at ease.

      We had an amazing time, we were just surrounded by the Sharks and a great site was having a Great White come to our boat and it was just exciting!

      I will never forget this experience, it is my highlight of this year! All the love to the staff of White Shark Ventures.
      Written 24 October 2019
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      Marissa Pittar
      Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
      Oct 2019 • Friends
      Was an amazing experience! We had a full boat unfortunately a few people were seasick, however, we took this as an opportunity to jump back in the cage! Staff were super friendly and very informative! Didn’t get to see great whites but was still incredible to be in the water with 3.5meter bronze whalers! Definitely one of my highlights from my trip!
      Written 19 October 2019
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      Trygve F
      7 contributions
      Sept 2019
      It was worth the money. Very interesting and i got to see the Great white shark live..i was very happy. The boat crew was also very friendly. Recommended
      Written 6 October 2019
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      zanettesteve
      Boston, MA8 contributions
      Sept 2019
      I highly recommend White Shark Ventures to anyone who is interested in seeing sharks in South Africa. The pickup was exactly on time in the morning and the bus was comfortable on the two hour trip. The owner does everything on the tour and provides a great safety demonstration and preview of the day. On the boat, we saw whales on the way out and back, tons of bronzie sharks, and one great white. In the cage you are literally face to face with these animals and you never feel unsafe at all. After the tour the lunch was pretty good and you get to watch a video of the day with everyone else on the tour.
      Written 3 October 2019
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      Moadh
      1 contribution
      Sept 2019 • Solo
      The best team ever , I saw two of the great White shark thx to the team, also the took me from the hotel at the agreed time
      Written 9 September 2019
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      Tiramisù
      Columbia, SC5 contributions
      Sept 2019
      Excellent communication along the way, very good planning, smooth driving from and back to Cape Town, and everything was done well and safely out in the water. All personnel offered great assistance, plenty information and candid explanations on shark behavior and their experience. The drive back also included a few stops to try to see some whales. Would definitely do it again.
      Written 5 September 2019
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      katharris1103
      Brooklyn, NY8 contributions
      Jul 2019 • Solo
      Had a great day with White Shark Ventures, starting with the early morning transfer from Cape Town. Driver was on time and the van was comfy--perfect for sleeping during the 2, almost 3, hour drive to Gansbaai. We were greeted with breakfast and given a thorough explanation about the trip and the different procedures. The actual cage diving was very cool and we were able to see 4 great whites!! I felt a little nervous at first but it's actually very safe and the captain and crew are observing you the whole time to make sure you are doing everything correctly. Everyone was given ample time in the cage and you are able to go a second time, however by time our group got around to that the sharks had gone away. No worries, though, as it was just as fun if not more observing the sharks from the top of the boat.
      There were other boats in the area, but from what I noticed White Shark Ventures seemed to be doing things more ethically than the rest. The cage even seemed to be safer and more up to date than the others, perhaps because it is not "stored" in the ocean like the other companies. On return to the harbor there are warm showers and a hot meal and tea to make you feel better.

      Also, our driver/guide was amazing! I really don't know how he worked that whole day (I'm assuming from 3/4 am to almost 5 pm). He was so kind and knowledgeable and on the way back treated our van to a few minutes of whale watching from the shore in Hermanus, which was a very cool end to the day!

      Definitely recommend!
      Written 30 July 2019
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      jml72292
      Staten Island, NY2 contributions
      Jul 2019 • Friends
      The whole experience was absolutely amazing! The guides were very friendly, the trip from the hotel and back wasn’t very long and we were on time both ways. They video taped the shark diving from the boat with a GoPro. I also dropped my phone on the bus and the guide came back right away with it! I was so thankful, he was super nice about it and even gave a flyer with other excursions to do while we were in Cape Town. Definitely recommend, it was a mind blowing experience.
      Written 18 July 2019
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