Contact us to customize your itinerary according to your requirements.

Day 1
  • Meet and greet at airport and transfer to accommodation in Cape Town, Hermanus or Gansbaai. OR alternatively
  • Collection from your accommodation in Cape Town to join us for your 1st shark cage dive and overnight stay in Hermanus or Gansbaai.
Day 2
Shark Cage Diving Adventure – Brief Itinerary

  • Depart early for WSDC crew house/headquarters
  • Light breakfast and beverages on arrival
  • Briefing on safety and what to expect during the trip
  • Boat ride to the dive site (approximately 15 to 20 minutes)
  • Cage is dropped at the diving site and guests are allocated diving gear
  • Guests take consecutive turns in the eight-man floating cage for an up close encounter with great white sharks
  • When not in the cage, guests can enjoy onboard refreshments and sightings of the great white sharks and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat
  • Anchor is lifted and the skipper heads back to the slipway
  • Back at the White Shark Diving Company crew house, guests enjoy their meal while watching the video footage of their trip
  • Optional activities such as whale watching can be arranged for the afternoon
  • Overnight stay at accommodation of your choice
Day 3
  • Join your second or third shark cage diving experience
  • Departure and transfer to Cape Town in our WiFi-equipped shuttle
Should the weather prohibit us from going to sea on any of these days or should you wish to replace a shark cage diving day with another adventure, we can offer customised guided day tours such as:

  • Whale Watching – Boat Trips and Flights: This extraordinary experience allows you to view our oceans giants at sea. This activity is only offered during the whale season, June – December each year.The activity can be added to a shark cage diving day where you can join back-to-back shark and whale boat trips or take to the sky for areal whale viewing during a scenic flight along the coast.
  • Scenic Flight Day – Southern Tip of Africa & Areal Shark viewing:This 1-hour flight starts your aerial journey from Stanford to Cape Agulhas and Struisbaai, where giant Sting Rays are often sighted
    Should flight time/conditions allow, the pilot will land at the legendary Black Oyster Catcher restaurant for a quick wine tasting or snack before taking you further along the coast to Pearly Beach and over the infamous Dyer Island and shark Alley where shark cage diving vessels anchor for viewings. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of shark as they move around and between the vessels at sea before your return flight via De Kelders bay to Stanford.
  • A Day in the countryside: Join an educational tour at the Panthera Africa sanctuary and rehabilitation centre for BIG wild cats and visit the Klein River Cheese Farm to enjoy a cheese tasting at this quaint family farm. Drive through the scenic countryside and stop at the Stanford Valley Farm for a superb Manor House lunch and to finish off your day, stop at one of the local wine farms or breweries for a wine, craft beer or gin tasting en-route back to your hotel.
  • An Outdoor Adventure day: Go Tree Top Zipling through the breath-taking Hemel and Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth valley) before joining an amazing Quad Biking Tour through the vineyards and up the mountain for panoramic views of the bay and make a few stops at stunning wine farms for a quick tasting along the way. To end off this day, enjoy a late lunch in a spectacular setting while visiting one of the exquisite vineyard restaurants.
  • Mix & Match – select from a variety of local activities to create your own day adventure:
    • Tree-Top Ziplining in the Hermanus Valley
    • Quad Biking through the vineyards and mountain
    • Horseback adventures along the beach and mountain
    • Off the grid/eco stay in the milkwood forest tented camp cottages
    • Paragliding
    • Visit the Big Cat sanctuary and rescue centre.
    • 5 star day-Spa at the tranquil Grootbos nature reserve
    • Day or overnight Safari for wild-life viewing
      …and much more…


Additional information:

  • The cage will be lowered, wetsuits provided, and video footage taken when shark activity allows for cage diving to commence. The captain is authorised to make any changes to onboard trip activities based on safety measures and shark activity.
  • Shark activity takes place on and just below sea level. No scuba gear or diving certification is required as the free-floating cage is attached to the side of the boat. We use a basic breath-holding method for viewing sharks as they pass the cage.
  • Kindly bring your own towel as we are deeply committed to all conservation efforts during the current water crisis and will have minimal towels available.
  • Underwater digital camera rental (including memory card, which you take home with you).
  • Video footage of your trip available for purchase.
  • Alternative meal options for passengers with specific dietary requirements, by prior arrangement only.
  • We generally have shark sightings through the year, however, please bear in mind that sightings of wild animals can never be guaranteed. In the unfortunate event that no sharks were sighted during your trip, we do not offer refunds but we will provide you with a non-transferrable voucher (valid for two years) allowing you to join us for another trip free of charge on a date of your choice (dependent on availability).

Back to Dive & View packages

Three-day package itineraries are created and quoted according to your specifications. Packages consist of shark cage diving and viewing trips, transport, accommodation and optional adventure & leisure activities.

With this comprehensive luxury package, you can enjoy shark cage diving and a variety of alternative activities such as a tour of the Cape Winelands or go sightseeing South Africa’s Big 7 at a game reserve. Price R13 000 to R25 000 per person depending on package selection