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Shark & Safari - Day Tours

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V&A Information Center | Dock Road, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Huge Disappointment

We did not see any sharks. The only good thing I can say about this tour is they did not steal our... read more

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Martha C
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Big 5 Safari

All very good organized. Patty to see that resorts like this (and the animals) suffer so much... read more

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Reviewed 7 January 2018
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Shark & Safari specialises in wild life & adventure tours, specifically the Great White Shark cage diving & viewing tours as well as the unique Cape Safari near Cape Town, South Africa. We have tailored each of our package tours to ensure that you...more
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V&A Information Center | Dock Road, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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"company"
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"gansbaai"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We did not see any sharks. The only good thing I can say about this tour is they did not steal our money...well not literally, and we were picked up on time by a courteous driver. For over $200 Canadian dollars we expected some commentary...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

All very good organized. Patty to see that resorts like this (and the animals) suffer so much because of the lacking water.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We were a group of two and booked 3 tours with them which were the shark cage dive, safari and Cape Town tour. They catered as per our request and availability. They were very good with emails and they kept us informed with pick up...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Good tour, close to Cape Town. Got to see 4/5 of the Big Five, nice reserve. Good Lunch. Shop around for prices as they seem to vary. Reserve was Inverdoon, not as commercial as some other reserves, they care about the animals.

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Thank Eileen S
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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Eileen, Thank you for the kind review and the feedback you provided. From time to time all the operators offer special deals - We will match any written quotes! We love Inverdoorn because of its focus on the welfare of the animals.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are many operators offering whale and shark experiences but not all are reliable and will take bookings even when weather forcast is bad and may not give you a full refund. We found Theresa @ Shark and Safari at the information centre on the...More

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for the great review. We love helping our clients plan the itineraries as many activities are dependant on the weather. After many years we can almost read the perfectly - But then weather forecasting is like calculated gambling!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

All tamed animals kept in an area should not the safari. If it is natural it will be more enjoyable and adventurousMore

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I think there has been a misunderstanding. Inverdoorn is a 10,000ha reserve. Due to its size the lions are kept in a separate 1000ha area to keep the park sustainable. Inverdoorn serves as an introductory safari. For longer safaris with...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Booked the shark tour and safari tour with them. The Shark tour had to be rescheduled a couple of times due to weather (something outside their control). However the folks at the tour company were prompt and courteous and keeping me informed of the changes...More

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for a great review. The weather can be really tricky. Thank you for booking your tour early in your stay in Cape Town. This gave us the opportunity to reschedule when the weather did play along.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great experience, well prepared guides. In august the temperature can be a little too cold for a Safari but still it is worthed.More

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. The temperatures in the Karoo can vary a lot of the year and even in same day. May - August it can still be a little and chilly and we recommend a windbreaker . December to March it can...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip to Inverdoorn which was facilitated by Shark and Safari. Zoe was informative and accurate in her description of the tour. Garrett was fantastic. He provided a safe and comfortable drive to and from the venue. He was very informative of...More

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank You for the great review. I will pass you compliments on to Zoe and Garrett. They will be really pleased that you enjoyed Inverdoorn. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My friends and I were excited to see sharks, it was booked weeks in advance. The day before the diving we got a call from a woman saying no sharks since yesterday. For us it was not a problem, one day without sharks. After 3hours...More

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Andrew F, Manager at Shark & Safari - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

We informed your agent that we had not seen sharks for a week due to the orcas in the bay. Previously we saw a shark on the 25 June and then had several days of bad winter weather. We have this on record. We offered...More

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Lisa F
28 August 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, The sharks are back for the moment but is difficult to predict the future with strange happening we had this year so far. If you book the safari or the shark dive directly on our website, you will be offered a... More
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Laurie F
8 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew F | Property representative |
Hi Laurie, We definitely do have 2 day Cape Wildlife safaris that run in May and June. Normally we also have the sharks but due to Orcas causing havoc in the bay we are not sure about the rest of May. We are confident that... More
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tbaskerville23
16 October 2016|
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Hi, Thanks for for contacting us. Not sure which tour you referring to but lets see if I can help. Shark Cage Diving: All the boats in Gansbaai take between 20 and 40 pax. Our boat takes 26 at a time. No diving in... More
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