Get to Know Gansbaai
Gansbaai is the best destination in the world for shark cage diving. It’s also a town of boat cruises, beaches and hikes.
A fishing village, Gansbaai may seem like any other small South African town, but driving to the shoreline reveals a fleet of boats lined up at the harbour. These operate daily, taking travellers out on epic shark cage diving experiences. Only a strong cage separates divers from the great white sharks that rule these waters.
Visitors who are reluctant to undergo the full underwater experience can observe the sharks from the safety of the deck. Boat rides are also great for getting really close to southern right whales between July and November. Dolphins and seabirds also regular visitors.