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Shark Zone

#15 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cape Town Central Features Animals
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 82 894 4979
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Second time around

I went on a dive with this company last year and didn't see any sharks so was told I could have a... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
dorothy m
Mixed feelings about this trip

Booked it through shark zone and this part could not have been other than professional throughout... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 good12%
  • Average5%
  • 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 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

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

4  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

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

1  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

1  Thank fowlersbay
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The entire trip was absolutely amazing. I was picked up from my hotel and shuttled over to facility where we were fed breakfast and given a break down of the events to come. All of the information provided before was spot on and the staff...More

1  Thank kluke89
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Firstly, Stephen is an agent for and charges R150 to book for others. We booked for two and when we arrived they told us that their fee is R150 cheaper than what Stephen charges so they are not sure why people book with him. Also...More

1  Thank ThePr0fe550r
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

To whom it may concern Firstly Shark Zone is an AGENCY and NEVER purports to be anything else so there is no sensationalism in your heading whatsoever. We do NOT CHARGE any booking fee and our rates are LOWER than ALL the operators. We are...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016

what must i say ....... very nice experience though i was sea sick most of the time we were at sea so is strong recommend taking the motion sickness pills if you wana enjoy the adventure , but in all round it was a great...More

Thank paulsoko88
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stephen was really nice and helped me as I made I mistake when I booked on Internet. When I arrived to Gansbaai I had to paid a difference and the person who explained the process wasn’t nice because he claimed with me that sometimes people...More

1  Thank MJLA_35
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went shark diving two days ago and it definitely wasn't what we were expecting! The service and people were 5 star, the activity itself was 2 star. I wouldn't do it again but that's my opinion. This is only because of...More

1  Thank Hannah W
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Melvia S
I will be in Cape Town in January. Are there any trips available? If so is it a good time of year to see sharks and how long is the trip total from capetown and back?
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
Hey there! My husband and I will be traveling to Cape Town at the end of January and this is number 1 on our bucket list, but we are looking for a smaller group tour. How many people on average do you take on the tour? Thanks, Tara
15 October 2016|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
When we went on the tour there were 15 tourists and 5 crew members. It was pretty crowded but it worked out fine. Breakfast is as served on shore before departing. We saw sharks. It was an exciting experience
We will be visiting cpt at the end of May and are interested in this activity. We would like to know the cost for 3 persons including a child of 10 years. Is it safe for him ? I do not know how to swim and have mild asthma , so am I eligible for the same. In case everything is ok then we would like to pay in cpt a day before this activity . In case we do not get to see any sharks as posted in several reviews we do not have time again to try. Thus will our money be refunded . Please clarify so we can take informed decision thanks
1 May 2016|
Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi The price is R1350 per person including transport for each adult and R1000 per child. Transport is an extra R350. There is no scuba diving involved so the fact that you have asthma is no restriction. If you do not see... More