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Shark Zone

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 82 894 4979
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more...

For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more exhilarating than a cage diving and surface viewing tour to meet the mighty great white shark. One of the few places in the world where white sharks can be observed regularly at any time of the year, Gansbaai is known as the shark diving capital of the world. The watery habitat of the apex predator is not glamorous and this tour is highly weather dependent - this is mother nature at her most temperamental and raw; only when you see your first flash of steely grey sliding purposefully towards the boat, will you understand the magnetic beauty of the great white shark. Indescribable. No previous diving experience is necessary to enter the cage and everything you will need to fully enjoy the tour is provided, from your meals, to your dive equipment and even the convenient and comfy shuttle that Shark Zone can provide to get you there. As Cape Town's #1 booking agent for great white shark tours, Shark Zone will make sure you get the best deal, hassle-free!

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Booked it through shark zone and this part could not have been other than professional throughout Stephen has been brilliant as an agent. However we arrived at the venue with... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went on a dive with this company last year and didn't see any sharks so was told I could have a second free dive. Went back this year and after a lot of emails etc was given my dive but had to pay for transfers (not really a free dive then) We went out on the 1st dive of... More 

Thank dorothy m
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this review

Thank you for your mail. SHARK ZONE IS AN AGENCY AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE TOUR. Your complaints has to do with operations and nothing to do with Shark Zone. As you correctly pointed out the second dive & meals are absolutely free which has nothing to do with the road transfers to get there,hence... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Booked it through shark zone and this part could not have been other than professional throughout Stephen has been brilliant as an agent. However we arrived at the venue with shark ventures, very excited, we all paid our money. Then in the safety briefing to be told there have been no sharks for 9 days was disheartening. For me personally... More 

3 Thank TrickyDickie72
Stathelle, Norway
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

To many people on the boat. Long drive to get there from Cape Town. Only one time in the cage. We did see sharks, but I only saw them when I was onboard the boat. I think the crew could have done things better so we could have more time in the cage. It was like they put as many... More 

Thank Lars T
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this review

Dear Lars Firstly,I am terribly disappointed to hear of your experience. SHARK ZONE is only an AGENCY and is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the operations which is the basis for your complaint. I will investigate with operator with regard to that trip and revert to you personally with their response. What I am able to tell you from my 15 years... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Organising the experience: Shark zone was quick to respond, a good communicator and Stephen gave us all the details we required beforehand. This was the cheapest Shark Cage experience and we were also able to book places on short notice (I used this Easter 2016). Due to bad weather, our trip was cancelled the first time around but we managed... More 

Thank Shiljay
Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Seeing a Great White Shark was one of the main reasons for my traveling companion and me to come to South Africa. Overwhelmed by the number of tour operators we decided to trust an advertisement in the official Cape Town Visitors Guide. That brought us in contact with Stephen Frank from Sharkzone. The booking via telephone was easy and the... More 

1 Thank fowlersbay
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The entire trip was absolutely amazing. I was picked up from my hotel and shuttled over to facility where we were fed breakfast and given a break down of the events to come. All of the information provided before was spot on and the staff was very friendly and open to any questions. We proceeded to get on the boat... More 

1 Thank kluke89
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Firstly, Stephen is an agent for and charges R150 to book for others. We booked for two and when we arrived they told us that their fee is R150 cheaper than what Stephen charges so they are not sure why people book with him. Also on the sharkzone website there is false advertisement for discounts when in fact there is... More 

1 Thank ThePr0fe550r
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this review

To whom it may concern Firstly Shark Zone is an AGENCY and NEVER purports to be anything else so there is no sensationalism in your heading whatsoever. We do NOT CHARGE any booking fee and our rates are LOWER than ALL the operators. We are the largest shark cage diving agency in South Africa and I stand by our best... More 

Kitwe, Zambia
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2016

what must i say ....... very nice experience though i was sea sick most of the time we were at sea so is strong recommend taking the motion sickness pills if you wana enjoy the adventure , but in all round it was a great experience and stuff were very helpful , still not a done deal in my book... More 

Thank paulsoko88
Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stephen was really nice and helped me as I made I mistake when I booked on Internet. When I arrived to Gansbaai I had to paid a difference and the person who explained the process wasn’t nice because he claimed with me that sometimes people do not understand how service works. Anyway, I booked on Internet and paid complete price... More 

1 Thank MJLA_35
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went shark diving two days ago and it definitely wasn't what we were expecting! The service and people were 5 star, the activity itself was 2 star. I wouldn't do it again but that's my opinion. This is only because of how sea sick I was and wasted all that money just on being sick! I'd... More 

1 Thank Hannah W

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