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The Great White Trail

Simon's Town

Activity Description

If yes, then this expedition is for you. The Cape coastline has an abundance of White Sharks and the Great White Trail is an incredible opportunity to encounter these sharks across South Africa’s three premier White Shark hotspots: False Bay, Gansbaai and Mossel Bay.

Beginning in False Bay, your hosts Chris and Monique will educate you as to the hunting and breaching techniques of the Great Whites at Seal Island.
The trail then moves up the coast, through the Cape’s beautiful Garden Route, to Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay offers mostly cage diving with feisty juvenile great whites.
Following this, the trail continues to Gansbaai. This small town is South Africa’s shark cage diving capital. Here, we take you into the world of Shark Alley with incredible cage diving opportunities.
During the trail you’ll gain insights into natural White Shark predation, complex White Shark behaviour, White Shark biology, and ways to identify sharks and how sharks and tourism align.
Great White Sharks, Southern Right Whales, Brydes Whales, Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, penguins and various sea birds.

You do not need to be certified to dive. Air is available in False Bay for certified divers. Gansbaai and Mossel Bay will be breath-hold only.


Duration7 hours
When17 - 25 August 2018
WhereSimon's Town
WeatherShould bad weather prevent us from proceeding with a trip, an excursion will be arranged at no additional cost. There are no refunds for bad weather days.
What to WearWe provide wetsuit and full dive gear as required, Please bring your bathing suit. Dress warm for the sea trips : windbreaker& running shoes.
Things to BringBe sure to bring your camera, lots of sunscreen and any personal items that you may need for the duration for your stay
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age16 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


Cost includes;
Airport transfers.
Road transfers pertaining to the expedition.
Daily morning shark trips.
Light breakfast in False Bay, Mossel Bay and Gansbaai on sea days only.
Light meals on board all trips.
Diving gear.


Cost excludes;
Transfers not pertaining to the expedition.


Number of participants
We need a minimum of 6 guests for this trip to depart and a maximum of 12. In the event we do not meet the minimum numbers, the expedition will default to a custom package. Should the guest wish to visit all three locations, they will need to pay extra for the transport costs.
The Gansbaai and Mossel Bay shark trips may include additional guests for costing purposes. The cages in Gansbaai and Mossel Bay are larger so the additional guests will have no effect on dive times.

Bad weather days
Should bad weather prevent us from proceeding with a trip, an excursion will be arranged at no additional cost. There are no refunds for bad weather days.

We are dealing with wild animals, and even though we offer this expedition in our peak shark season, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Refunds are therefore not considered in the event of non-sightings. Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving may not always be possible.

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