Shark Cage Diving With Great White Sharks in Cape Town, South Africa

I spent 2 weeks in South Africa, and without a doubt, Cape Town was my favorite spot. It was my hop-off spot for my epic 6 months Cape Town to Cairo overland trip, but it’s also the coolest place to hang out when you’re in South Africa. It’s also one of the few places in the world you can go shark cage diving with Great White Sharks. Yup! 

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Shark Cage Diving

Where can you go cage diving with Great White Sharks?

Although most shark cage diving trips leave from Cape Town, it’s not actually in Cape Town where you do the activity. Cage diving with great white sharks is actually done from Gansbaai (Gans Bay). It’s 2.5 hours drive south, about 185km from Cape Town. It’s easily done as a day trip from Cape Town though, so no stress there.