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Popular with thrill seekers, this trip offers you the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with the incredible great white sharks of South Africa.

Fly out Thursday night and arrive back on Tuesday morning, having had two days of cage diving with great white sharks - the ultimate weekend getaway! 

It is also possible to make this trip as a non-diver; either from the boat, as great white sharks frequently swim at the surface, or from cages (following a one day PADI Discover Scuba course at the beginning of the trip, supplement payable).

Extend your stay with a topside safari to the Aquila Private Game Reserve or a guided tour of the Cape Winelands region.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Cape Town

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Breakwater Lodge, located near Cape Town's city centre.

    This afternoon, you will receive an introduction to scuba diving to prepare you for your cage diving experience.

  3. Day 3: Great white shark cage dive

    Today you transfer to Gansbaai for your first great white shark cage diving experience. The exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with these incredible animals, is also available to non-divers; either from the boat, as great white sharks frequently swim at the surface offering great views, or from cages, following a one day PADI Discover Scuba course.
  4. Day 4: Great white shark cage dive

    Enjoy a second great white shark cage diving experience today, before transferring back to Cape Town for another night at the Breakwater Lodge.

  5. Day 5: Depart Cape Town

    Transfer back to the airport early afternoon for an overnight flight back to the UK.

  6. Day 6: Arrive UK

You should note: It's possible to add this ultimate diving experience onto any shark diving trip in South Africa. Ask your Dive consultant for further details.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 5 days from £1,325 pp
  • Single supplement: From £170
  • When to go: May-Aug: Thursday departures in season
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Breakfast daily
    • 2 days cage diving
    • Lunch on diving days
    • Transfers
Featured locations:

Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s most beautiful city and is surrounded by incredible marine life. For divers, great white sharks are the big draw and are best seen from April to September, while late winter sees southern right & Bryde's whales visit Cape Town’s waters.

  • Ideal for viewing: great white shark, southern right whale, Bryde’s whale, fur seal, cow shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Great white shark

Gansbaai & Dyer Island

Gansbaai is the world capital of the great white shark, and Dyer Island presents the best place in the world to observe and dive with these elusive animals. From June to December, Gansbaai is also home to the southern right whale which visits the area to breed.

  • Ideal for viewing: great white shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Great white shark, Cage diving

Hermanus Bay

Hermanus comes alive between August and November when whales arrive in abundance, providing a remarkable wildlife experience. It is one of the world’s finest locations for shore-based whale watching, with humpbacks and southern right whales seen almost daily.

  • Excellent for: Whale watching
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Breakwater Lodge

The Breakwater Lodge is a premier Cape Town hotel in the heart of the city’s V&A Waterfront development. It offers affordable accommodation in a spectacular setting overlooking the bay and up to Table Mountain.