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Shark Zone

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 82 894 4979
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The experience with the sharks became into a secondary priority. These people were just amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Community of Madrid, Spain
No Great White shark! I want to get a refund.

I know this problem is same to other agents. But I used this agent, so I am writing about Shark... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Hyoung Ho L
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For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more exhilarating than a cage diving and surface viewing tour to meet the mighty great white shark. One of the few places in the world where white sharks can be observed regularly at any time of the year, Gansbaai is known as the shark diving capital of the world. The watery habitat of the apex predator is not glamorous and this tour is highly weather dependent - this is mother nature at her most temperamental and raw; only when you see your first flash of steely grey sliding purposefully towards the boat, will you understand the magnetic beauty of the great white shark. Indescribable. No previous diving experience is necessary to enter the cage and everything you will need to fully enjoy the tour is provided, from your meals, to your dive equipment and even the convenient and comfy shuttle that Shark Zone can provide to get you there. As Cape Town's #1 booking agent for great white shark tours, Shark Zone will make sure you get the best deal, hassle-free!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 82 894 4979

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The experience with the sharks became into a secondary priority. These people were just amazing acting as my alibi for my marriage proposal.I have not enough words to say how much I appreciate what you did. Nevertheless we saw some sharks, bronzies in our case,...More

Thank capotedaniel
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Daniel I am delighted that everything worked out so well including your marriage proposal!! I am delighted that we were able to facilitate the arrangements. I wish you both wonderful and happy lives together. All the best for the future. Stephen Frank Owner SHARK...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

I know this problem is same to other agents. But I used this agent, so I am writing about Shark zone. Their advertisement shows that you can see the Great White Shark. But Yo can't. There are some sharks, but these sharks are small..and totally...More

3  Thank Hyoung Ho L
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Hyoung Ho L As a scuba diver you should fully understand that sightings are never guaranteed. We have been seeing Great Whites on about 50% of our trips and the sightings of them have been a bit erratic. There are only 3000 to 4000...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

our group of Three couples were extremely lucky to connect with Stephen. He not only gave us excellent deal for Shark cage diving and Whale watching but we found him extremely cooperative and straight forward in his dealings. I would love to recommend him to...More

Thank aprakash2k5
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was originally set up to dive with an operator in Gansbaai, but 2 weeks before I arrived the orcas came in and scared the sharks away. Thus, my tour was cancelled. I ran into a family, though, who told me about shark zone. I...More

1  Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great tour overall. I would have liked a bit more time in the cage, but the viewing I also got from the boat made up for it. We saw a total of 5 sharks they said, with the largest being about 4.5 meters. The sharks...More

1  Thank algarve1000
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I went on a dive with this company last year and didn't see any sharks so was told I could have a second free dive. Went back this year and after a lot of emails etc was given my dive but had to pay for...More

2  Thank dorothy m
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for your mail. SHARK ZONE IS AN AGENCY AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE TOUR. Your complaints has to do with operations and nothing to do with Shark Zone. As you correctly pointed out the second dive & meals...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Booked it through shark zone and this part could not have been other than professional throughout Stephen has been brilliant as an agent. However we arrived at the venue with shark ventures, very excited, we all paid our money. Then in the safety briefing to...More

6  Thank TrickyDickie72
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

To many people on the boat. Long drive to get there from Cape Town. Only one time in the cage. We did see sharks, but I only saw them when I was onboard the boat. I think the crew could have done things better so...More

2  Thank Lars T
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Dear Lars Firstly,I am terribly disappointed to hear of your experience. SHARK ZONE is only an AGENCY and is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the operations which is the basis for your complaint. I will investigate with operator with regard to that trip and revert to you...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

Organising the experience: Shark zone was quick to respond, a good communicator and Stephen gave us all the details we required beforehand. This was the cheapest Shark Cage experience and we were also able to book places on short notice (I used this Easter 2016)....More

2  Thank Shiljay
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Seeing a Great White Shark was one of the main reasons for my traveling companion and me to come to South Africa. Overwhelmed by the number of tour operators we decided to trust an advertisement in the official Cape Town Visitors Guide. That brought us...More

2  Thank fowlersbay
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2 February 2018|
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Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi, it is 2,5 hour drive from Cape Town. It takes place in a town called Gansbaai which is up the east coast. We leave around 5am in the morning and return 4pm. It includes breakfast and lunch as well as your diving... More
24 July 2017|
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Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
August is usually an excellent month for shark diving and viewing tours in Gansbaai. Unfortunately we been having Orca whales that have been coming in and out of Gansbaai that have been causing problems with the sightings on... More
Melvia S
30 November 2016|
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Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi Mekvia There are trips available.Winter is prime shark season but there is a 90% chance of seeing sharks right through the year. We are seeimg sharks at the moment The total trip including travelling time to and back... More