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…

Wildlife trips

4 related group tours. 4 related trip ideas. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

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


  • Warm season

    Oct to Feb: South Africa’s summer brings warmer sea temperatures to Atlantic sites, but greater rainfall
  • Cool season

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

Wildlife events

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


0 related liveaboard. 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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