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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

  • Cage diving with great white sharks in Kleinbaai
  • See sharks in their natural habitat from the safety of a secure underwater cage
  • Includes all necessary equipment, as well as breakfast and snacks
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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Delve into cool ocean waters for an extreme adrenaline-inducing adventure you'll never forget: cage diving with great white sharks. Set out from Kleinbaai―about a 29mile (46km drive) from Hermanus―aboard the Apex Predator and cruise out to Dyer Island to set anchor. Then it's your turn to enter the cage and get up close to these magnificent creatures. Don't worry if the water's not your thing: you can also view the sharks from aboard the boat, scoring incredible photographs as they vie with one another for a better look at you.

What to Expect
The trip starts between 6 am and 12 pm in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, which is a 2 km drive from the village of Gansbaai, but may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions. You will be personally notified, after 5 pm the day before your dive, about the time you must meet at our crew house in Kleinbaai. We will use the contact number you supply when making your booking.

After a continental breakfast (no greasy foods), a safety briefing is held and then you board the shark-chaser, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer Island or an anchor spot where we have observed recent white shark activity.

When the boat leaves the harbour, the round trip usually takes 3 to 4 hours. After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting Great Whites Sharks with a specially- formulated ‘Chum’ mixture. 

(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - The local supplier do not feed the sharks nor use any part of a shark product in their ‘secret chum mixture’ and have signed a mandate to this effect.)

Once the Great White Sharks arrive, you will have the opportunity to photograph these majestic apex-predators feeding at the surface, right alongside the boat. This is when you get the opportunity to enter the cage!

Passengers are exposed to the open sea while travelling to Shark Alley where the boat will be anchored and chumming commence. The boat is protected with vinyl side curtains to give additional protection from the wind and water spray.
Reviews (373)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
"Down, down, down, down!"

This was a crazy experience. We got picked up at 4am and dropped off by 5pm. It is an all day event so make sure you plan accordingly. Although we didn't get to see any Great Whites, we saw a couple Copper Sharks and plenty...More

1  Thank ColWalterEKurtz
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Day ColWalterEKurtz, Thank you for taking some time to review your shark diving trip and the high rating you bestow on this experience. Sure the phrase "Down, down, down, down!" will evoke memories of the "crazy experience" in many days to come! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible day on the sea

We went on a shark cage dive with Great White Shark Tours on 29 September 2018. We could not ask for better weather, the weather Gods were definitely in our favour. While getting dressed in wet suits I became very nervous and told my husband...More

1  Thank Cosmopolitan821180
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Engela, We are glad for you that you were brave enough to take the plunge to get into the shark cage You have made memories to last a lifetime! Even though the crew has been taking shark cage divers on trips for more than...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
A little disappointed

If anyone plans on doing this event in the the next week or so I’d be cautious. While I understand there is a lot of luck to this we were quite disappointed not to be able to dive with the sharks. With that said, there...More

Thank rschilberg
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello rschilberg, Thank you for your views on your shark cage diving experience. We fully understand your disappointment in not seeing the great white sharks you so wholeheartedly anticipated, especially after your decision to take the gamble to go, was based on information about recent...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018
One of the most incredible experience of your life

morning wake up at 6, meeting point at 7 30 was a nice breakfast before briefing and start at 8 30 we saw 2 great white sharks and were really lucky! when we were back, was ready for a great lunch. On the boat, we...More

1  Thank gmjmusicmaker
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello gmjmusicmaker, Thank you for taking the time to review your shark cage diving adventure! It is good to know that the little things, like the good food and definitely the two great white sharks(!), made this "one of the most incredible experiences of your...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Shark 1 - bait: 0

Had a great experience with Great white shark tours, very early pick-up in Cape town but smooth sailing from there. Breakfast on arrival in Gansbaai - excellent equipment and boat. And some real action - in our case the shark got the bait right in...More

Thank StineBL
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hello StineBL, Thank you for sharing your shark diving trip memories here on Tripadvisor. It is good to know that the early pick up in Cape Town was overshadowed by the awesomeness of the thrilling encounter of a great white shark right in front of...More

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10 July 2018|
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Response from jimmyjomc | Reviewed this property |
Hey, as the operator said, to us, and all of its tours your never guaranteed to see any on any day if the year but I think that’s to cover them and that the sharks are unpredictable as you’ll see. If you see no sharks you... More
Joe S
24 April 2018|
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Response from jimmyjomc | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it hangs off the side but you can go down under, while in the cage, a few feet, holding on to the inner safety rails. Prob about 10-12 feet in height. Trust me you’d want to stay in the cage once you come face to face... More
Kathleen L
14 April 2018|
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Response from jimmyjomc | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t get scuba gear just full wet suits, boots and mask etc. You can go down under and come up for air all while safely in the cage.