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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

South Africa shouts ‘adventure’ to any diver, with thrilling shark encounters around its epic coastline. Extend your stay with a topside safari in Kruger, indulge the winelands region, discover Cape Town or travel over the border to Mozambique.

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your needs.

SharkWEEK Diving Adventure

Experience some of the best shark diving in the world! Operating year round, this trip includes dives on Aliwal Shoal and Ponta do Ouro for encounters with ragged tooth, oceanic black-tip, bull, hammerhead and tiger sharks.

  • When to go: Jan-May, Aug-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,765 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Sardine Run Adventure

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

  • When to go: Jun-Jul
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,335 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Great White Shark Diving Weekend

This is one of our most popular adventures for thrill seekers. Enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with these incredible predators in South Africa on two days of cage diving.

  • When to go: May-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Kruger Safari & Mozambique Diving

For those looking for big safari animals and big marine life, Kruger National Park and Mozambique are a winning combination. Expect big cats, hippo and plentiful sightings of mantas and whale sharks.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,645 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Cape Town Extravaganza

A great trip idea showcasing the best of Cape Town above and below the water, including encounters with amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and some fabulous diving, including great white shark encounters.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,945 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

South Africa & Mozambique Dive Safari

This guided dive safari along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and up into Mozambique offers amazing wildlife experiences both underwater and topside. Expect plenty of shark encounters, whales, rhino and lions!

  • When to go: Jan-May, Aug-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,965 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

When to go

South Africa has great marine life encounters throughout the year.

Seasons

  • 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: Amazing wildlife encounters on the Sardine Run along east coast
  • Apr to Sep: Best season for great white shark encounters at Seal and Dyer islands
  • Jun to Nov: Ragged tooth sharks congregate to mate at Aliwal Shoal
  • Jan to Mar: Best months for tiger, bull and hammerhead shark sightings at Protea Banks
  • Jun to Oct: Humpback whale migration along KwaZulu-Natal coast

Resorts

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

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