Shark Watching

Booking on a shark watching experience will be one of the most exciting and adventurous activities you will even do. 


One option is cage-diving, which we offer along Shark Alley: a channel between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock where countless great white sharks prey on Cape fur seals.  Only snorkelling equipment is required to descend in the galvanised steel-mesh capsule and watch the action close up.


In season (July-November), you’ll also see whales and dolphins here.


Alternatively, head out to False Bay, where great whites behave differently to anywhere else: they’re known here for attacks involving huge leaps (breaches) out of the sea.  Using a decoy seal, we will try and entice the sharks for your viewing pleasure.  Cage-diving is also possible here too if desired.


Few animals are as impressive as great whites, and few countries offer the chance to see them as close up as South Africa

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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A wonderful 7 night break to South Africa

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