Where to go

4 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

South Africa has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

8 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

SharkWEEK Diving Adventure

Along the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on the reefs between the Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, is some of the best shark diving in the world.

  • Trip type: Group trip

Sardine Run Adventure

See the ‘Greatest Shoal on Earth’ as millions of sardines migrate along South Africa’s eastern coastline in June and July. Dive with thousands of dolphins, seals, sharks, whales, and even birds.

  • Trip type: Group trip

Great White Shark Diving Weekend

Two days of cage diving with great white sharks – the ultimate weekend getaway! Enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with these incredible predators.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Cape Town Extravaganza

Combine most things South Africa has to offer both above and below the water from your base in one of the most picturesque cities in the world. A spectacular adventure for all, especially the shark encounter.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

South Africa & Mozambique Dive Safari

This dive safari along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and up into Mozambique offers amazing wildlife encounters with sharks, rhino and plenty more.

  • Trip type: Group trip

Great White Shark Study in False Bay

Uncover the mysteries of the world’s most fascinating and controversial marine creature. Study the amazing predator at the best breaching location, False Bay, with an exclusive group of enthusiasts.

  • Trip type: Conservation Group trip

Sharks, Reefs & Wrecks

This ten day tour offers two dives per day on Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks and Rocky Bay with afternoon explorations of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Africa’s oldest game reserve.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Kruger Safari & Mozambique Diving

For those looking for a combination of big safari animals and big marine life, Inhambane and Kruger National Park are a winning combination.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Just Conservation trips

1 related group tour with a hands-on conservation focus where you can contribute directly.

When to go

South Africa has great marine life encounters throughout the year


  • Cool season

    Apr to Sep: South Africa’s winter months see a drop in temperatures, particularly around Cape Town
  • Warm season

    Oct to Mar: South Africa’s summer brings warmer sea temperatures to Atlantic sites, but greater rainfall

Wildlife events

  • Jun to Jul: Sardine Run
  • Apr to Sep: Best time for great white sharks in Cape Town area
  • Jun to Nov: Ragged tooth shark mating season in Aliwal Shoal
  • Jan to Mar: Best months for shark sightings in Protea Banks
  • Jun to Oct: Humback whale migration on east coast


2 related resorts. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.


4 places to go en route to or from a dive location…


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