Shark Cage Diving in Kleinbaai

General information

Always wanted to see the Great White shark up close? That is possible in South Africa! It is an unforgettable experience to see the sharks under water. More reason not to forget your vacation soon. This activity takes place from Kleinbaai, not far from Hermanus. 

You can also be picked up in Cape Town if desired. The passionate marine biologist on board will give you a lot of information and answer all your questions. This excursion includes breakfast or lunch (depending on your departure time), drinks on the boat and soup with sandwiches afterwards.


From€ 136
Half day
Daily, weather dependent
Possible from Cape Town for a fee
Breakfast or lunch included and soup with sandwiches after the boat trip
Western Cape
White Shark House, Kleinbaai
White Shark House, Kleinbaai
All ages
  • Boat trip with expert guide and biologist on board
  • Shark cage dive and use wetsuit, snorkel, towel etc
  • Breakfast or lunch before departure (depending on departure time)
  • Soup and a sandwich after a boat trip
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Transfer if desired
Dagprogramma -

This unique opportunity during your holiday in South Africa starts with breakfast or lunch (depending on your departure time) at the Great White House in Kleinbaai (+/- 40 km from Hermanus). You specify the size for your wet suit and this is laid out for you, the wet suit is always clean and dry! You will receive instructions on safety on the boat and during the cage dive and interesting information will be given about sharks.

There you walk to the boat: Slashfin, about 200 meters away. It is a 20 minute boat ride to Dyer island and then you drop anchor and the cage is lowered into the water. Depending on the number of participants and the (weather) conditions, you will stay there for 1 to 2 hours. When you are not in the cage to come face to face with the sharks from the water, you can search for sharks and other marine animals from the (upper) deck (for example, whales, seals and dolphins). Drinks and small snacks are available on board. There are changing rooms where you can change clothes and toilets on board. When the weather permits, you will sail through the infamous ‘Shark Alley’ and then return to the Great White House where you can chat about this exciting experience while enjoying a cup of soup and sandwiches.

The port where the boat leaves is about a half-hour drive from Hermanus in Kleinbaai, from Cape Town it is about a 2-hour drive. A transfer from and to Kleinbaai is possible: the costs for a return transfer from Cape Town are approx. € 40 pp (min. 4 people) and from Hermanus approx. € 28 pp Note: if you book a transfer from Cape Town and you participate in the excursion early in the morning, then the time that you will be picked up will be very early in the morning.

You will be informed of the exact departure time one day prior to your shark cage dive, which depends on, among other things, the weather and therefore difficult to record in advance. Normally the times for the excursion are: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information -


p.o.a. = Price on request