Shark Cage Diving Cape Town & Wine Tour (incl. transfers)

Cape Town

If travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of South Africa due to COVID-19 which means you are unable to travel, then FREE cancellation applies up to 14 days before trip date.

Activity Description

Your full day tour starts with a pick up from you hotel in Cape Town or surrounds. The exact time will be confirmed with you the day before the trip. Travel to Simon’s Town is just 45 minutes from Cape Town where you will meet the crew at the Apex Shark Expeditions shop. Guests are welcomed aboard White Pointer II. A full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.

Our shark tours to either Seal Island or Cape Point both offer very different opportunities. Possible shark species can include Seven gill cow sharks, Mako Sharks, Blue sharks and Great white sharks. The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip.
Whales, dolphins and many species of sea birds are often encountered on this adventurous expedition. As we adopt an eco style of operating our trips, going to sea with Apex is like going on a safari game drive and we will try to take in as much marine wildlife as possible on our trips

Once we arrive at Seal Island or Cape Point, based on what the weather is doing, we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel.
The cage is then deployed where it floats next to our vessel. Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing and cage diving purposes.
If the weather conditions are favourable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will have excellent views of the sharks regardless.The shark trip duration is +- 3- 4 hours depending on the weather conditions and shark activity and you are are invited for complimentary tea / coffee and biscuits at the Apex shop upon your return.
There are many good restaurants in Simon’s Town to have lunch. Salty Sea Dog offers good old fish n’ chips and the Lighthouse Cafe serves up delicious one of a kind dishes which you will want to come back for. Lunch is for your own account.

Sipping on fine wines while taking in the Cape’s scenic beauty is the perfect way to spend the afternoon after the excitement of a morning shark cage diving.

CONSTANTIA WINELANDS
In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company to govern the Cape of Good Hope. After years of loyal service, he requested land from the Company. He periodically sent out riders to collect soil samples. In 1685 he chose 891 morgen (about 763 ha) situated behind Table Mountain for its wine-growing potential and magnificent scenery. Constantia Winelands was founded.

GROOT CONSTANTIA WINERY
Groot Constantia is nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley. Become part of a lineage of royalty and noble men who have savoured these wines for centuries.
Most people believe perfection is an impossible ideal, they don’t. They have produced legendary wines for over 300 years.

Visitor’s Route Experience includes:
• Museum access
• Guided or self-guided cellar tour (10H00 – 16H00)
• Tasting (5 wines of your choice)
• Spiegalau crystal glass as a souvenir

Next, if there is time,you’ll head to Constantia Glen.Vineyard.

CONSTANTIA GLEN
Ideally located just minutes from the bustling centre of Cape Town, Constantia Glen is a picturesque boutique wine estate with breath taking views.
The undulating foothills of the Constantiaberg command hand harvesting practices underpinning the hand crafted quality of their wines.

Return to your hotel at +- 5pm.

Arrangements

ProviderApex Shark Expeditions
Duration9 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year round everyday except for Christmas and New Year's day. We see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature and other factors. Trips are weather dependent and not species dependent.
WhereWe will pick you up in the Cape Town area. Please indicate where you would like to be picked up.
WeatherWeather permitting. The safety of our guests will not be compromised, and the skippers decisions is final.
What to WearWarm clothing in winter: June to September – Closed shoes, long pants, waterproof jacket and cap / beanie. In summer: October – April – a wind breaker, cap / hat. All year round – bathing suit. Bathing suit (donned under your clothing to facilitate changing into your wetsuit aboard)
Things to BringDress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume, sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend Sturgeron or Dramamine tablets. Take one the night before your trip and another one and a half hour before we are scheduled to meet. For your own enjoyment of the trip, we recommend that you do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very sea sick the next day.
Guests or SpectatorsDivers and surface viewers pay the same price. No spectators allowed, only paying guests on the vessel.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Light lunch, snacks & refreshments.aboard the vessel
Dive gear including mask, snorkel, weight belt and wet-suit (5 mm – sizes from small to XXXXXXL).
Coffee / tea and biscuits (what would teatime be without biscuits)
e – educational booklet
The visitor route experience at Groot Constantia
Qualified guide
Hotel and accommodation transfers for Cape Town and surrounds.

Exclusions

Chocolate & wine pairing at Groot Constantia
Meals not specified.
Surcharge if you are staying outside of the Cape Town area.

Notes

This land leg of this tour rate is based on a minimum of two guests. Should you be a solo traveller, we can still offer you the land tour portion of this trip should you wish pay double the rate.

No children under 5 years of age. Children are prone to seasickness as are adults, however the affect of seasickness on children is much more pronounced with dehydration being a factor. Children also have a lower threshold for pain and discomfort.

Children 10 years old + will be allowed into the cage on the basis that parents vouch for their aquatic experience.

Times are subject to confirmation the day before.

If you would like a private shark or land tour, please request a quotation.

Sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings and behavior cannot be guaranteed. We will use our best knowledge in order to give you the most realistic expectations before making a booking. Should no sharks be sighted, we offer a voucher for another trip.

CREDIT CARD REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE BOOKINGS
A person must possess a credit card (Amex is not accepted).
The credit card has to fully authenticated (3D secure)
Enabled to make international payments (Please notify your bank)
Sufficient funds on the card
In the event of a payment failure, please contact your bank for authorization & Apex.

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