Best Time

The optimal time for shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa is during the winter months, yet shark diving can also be undertaken during any season. Great White shark safaris are possible all year round.

Best Time for Shark Diving in South Africa – Cape Town Cage Diving

Best Time White Shark Cagediving

If you‘ve booked a helicopter scenic flight from Cape Town to Gansbaai, you might just be able to spot Great Whites from lofty heights should luck be on your side. A lot of the time in False Bay near Muizenberg, or Walker Bay near Hermanus, the sharks can be seen swimming in close proximity to the surfers.

Surfers are usually watched over and warned by shark spotters and thus attacks are very rare. Should it be too late for a shark spotter to warn surfers and the Great Whites are already dangerously close, surfers will alert each other and create a large circle with their surfboards in order to distract the sharks.

Best Time for Shark Diving in South Africa
Whether winter or summer in South Africa – shark diving’s biggest enemy is the weather. All shark trips are subject to weather conditions and can only be confirmed the day before the trip, as tides play an important role for our boat trip as well.

We will usually call you the evening prior to your day tour, in order to confirm whether or not the conditions are on our side. We hardly ever actually encounter any problems, yet June is a rainy month in Cape Town and can result in many a boat trip being cancelled due to rain, heavy winds or rough seas. There is therefore, however, never any guarantee of a shark trip, as one can very well experience all four seasons on a single day in Cape Town and its surrounding areas.

Shark Cage Diving – should our tour be cancelled, then.....
In the case of a cancellation of your shark adventure, we will gladly arrange an alternative tour date and time. Should this date not fit in with your travel plans, you will receive 100% refund from us.

As mentioned previously, the best time for shark safaris in South Africa are the winter months (June, July and August). Should you be planning on booking your shark adventure over this period, you may very well get the opportunity of seeing whales. The best place for whale watching is Hermanus, which lies about 50km from our diving school in Gansbaai. Here you can marvel first hand at these gentle giants of sea from an elevated rocky shore.

Cage Diving White Sharks Besttime

Experience the world’s largest predatory fish with us – the Great White shark. Encountering this majestic sea creature through the magic of cage diving is one of the most unforgettable experiences to be a part of on a holiday in the Cape of Good Hope. When it comes to transport, you have the option of either finding your own way to the tour destination, or making use of our shuttle service to and from your accommodation. For holiday makers with little time at hand, we offer helicopter scenic flights combined with shark cage diving. We will also gladly compile a gift voucher for your friends and loved ones. 
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your Cape Town Shark Tours Team


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