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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai - with unbiased reviews

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

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Overview
If the ocean’s apex predator is on your South Africa bucket list, look no further. Come face to face with great white and/or copper sharks in Gansbaai’s cool ocean waters—or watch from the specially designed catamaran for a discounted price. Divers receive a wetsuit, mask, and weights, plus towels after their cage dive; everyone enjoys a light breakfast and warming lunch. Upgrade for transfers from Cape Town or Hermanus.
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    Great White Shark Tours
    Stop: 6 hours -
    Overview Itinerary Gallery Map *The trip starts anything between 6.00 and 12.00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbor, a short drive from the village of Gansbaai. Please note, however, launch times may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions both of which the skipper can only determine the day prior to the trip. *You will be personally be notified, between 17:00-18:00 on the day before your dive about the meeting time at our crew house in Kleinbaai. This notification will be sent to the contact number or email address provided when the booking is made. Arrival time is 1 hour before the launch time. * After a continental breakfast (with no greasy foods to reduce seasickness), indemnities are signed, payments made and a safety briefing given. *After a short 2- minute walk down to the harbor, you will board our luxurious, very safe, custom build catamaran, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer Island or the anchor spot where that latest great white shark activity has been reported. *The trip at sea is about 4 to 5 hours, depending on the weather and the shark activity. * After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting the great white sharks with a specially formulated ‘Chum’ mixture, made from completely legal ingredients. It has taken owner/operator Brian MacFarlane years to perfect this mixture and is a highly-guarded trade secret. *(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - Great White Shark Tours (Pty) Ltd 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 Whites arrive, you will have the excellent photographic opportunities from the boat as these spectacular apex predators are surface feeders and will swim right into the chum line. *The crew will also now start dressing you for the cage in diving suits and masks for that moment you have been anticipating for a lifetime- a face to face encounter with a great white shark!
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Highlights
  • Board the Apex Predator catamaran to see great white and/or copper sharks
  • Catch epic images from the boat—or feel pure adrenaline from the cage
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, hot lunch, and free Wi-Fi at the clubhouse
  • Dive safely with an ethical operator—all gear hire included
Important Information
Duration
6–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Continental breakfast
  • Dry diving suit for every diver on every trip
  • Mask & weight belt
  • Dry Towels for every diver on every trip
  • Warm lunch on return
  • Light refreshments on the boat
  • Warm showers
  • Secure parking
  • Free Wi-Fi at the crew house
  • Certificate of completion
Exclusions
  • A video link of the trip footage (available at R 200 each after the trip)
  • Transfers to/from accommodation venues
  • Gratuities(optional)
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Launch times: Our office will be in contact with you (via text message or email)on the day prior to your dive; between 17h00-18h00 to confirm your meeting time/collection time.
  • We will use the contact number supplied at the time of the booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Martinldebeer wrote a review Yesterday
23 contributions3 helpful votes
The operator is very professional and knew where to go. I am just writing this review to say that the overall methods of luring the sharks in and getting them right up to the cage - although done the same no matter where you go - are not something I would support in future. If
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Date of experience: January 2019
Gilbert M wrote a review Nov 2019
32 contributions10 helpful votes
booked great white shark tour several months ago but nearer time informed great white sharks had not been seen for couple of weeks but this did not dampen day. We had a trip out to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock seal colony which was amazing and staff went above and beyond to help
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
Responded 1 week ago
Hello GilbertM610, It is so good to know that you enjoyed your Triple S trip- shark, seal, stingray! Yes, it turned out to be the lucky day for the poor seal in distress! The team are delighted to read that they could add value to a brilliant bucket list adventure!! We hope you will visit us again but until then you have loads of amazing memories to relive and enjoy! Warm Regards from the whole team.
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Dirk W wrote a review Nov 2019
35 contributions2 helpful votes
Ever wanna to do this and it was great. Unfortunately we didn’t see the great white, bus lots of copper sharks. Some of us got sea sick. Thanks
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear DWCGN, We all share your joy in embarking on an adventure that you always dreamed of!! We hope you will enjoy the lifetime memories of all those close encounters with the sharks! Warm regards from the whole team
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marktravelnonstop wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Fantastic experience. Many sharks around the cage, peak time had six. However, there was no great white. The water is super cold but you will feel good after a soak in cold water. This is one of the best experience I had in Cape Town. Highly recommend!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello marktravelnonstop, Thank you for sharing your shark cage diving adventure memories with us! We loved your enthusiasm and appreciation of all the shark activity that went on around the boat- so much so as to perceive it as the best experience on a Cape Town visit! Enjoy all those fantastic memories -even those of the cold water! Kind Regards from the whole GWSTteam!
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Mili R wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
We initially went to book in person with Great White Shark Tours but Amelia advised us we would be better off booking online as we would get the video of the trip for free (thanks Amelia!). She also gave us a quick review of the weather for the next few days and which day would
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Response from Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 4milika Thank you for sharing your very realistic observations of a truly brilliant day! We are delighted that our company did not disappoint but rather added value to a once in a lifetime experience! Enjoy all those priceless memories of the thrilling experience with sharks! Kind Regards from the whole team
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  • Duration: 6–8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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