Shark Diving

Other Activities

Shark Cage Diving

High season for shark diving is May to September and you have two options:

  1. Gansbaai is located around 2.5 hours from Cape Town and the popular area for shark diving. Take the shuttle around 5am and arrive in Gansbaai for breakfast and a briefing. The boats are launched and you are on your way. The water is chummed and when the sharks arrive at the boat, guests enter the cage and enjoy viewing the shark under the water. No scuba equipment is required and you hold your breath. In high season there are two boat launches and a later start is possible. Wetsuits are provided.
  2. Simon’s Town is located on the False Bay coastline and around 45 minutes from Cape Town. Operating in winter only it is possible to book to see the shark breaching while hunting seals.

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Robben Island tours

Nelson Mandela was in prison for a total of 27 years in prison, of which he spent the first 18 years on Robben Island.  Today it is a museum and a must-see for an insight into our recent political history.

Ferries leave from the Waterfront and the total tour takes around 4.5 hours which includes the 30 minute ferry ride each way.  Upon arrival on the island, you take a brief bus tour around the island learning about the history.  Teh bus drops you at the prison where you met by one of the former political prisoners who takes you through the prison, sharing with you his personal story and an insight into life inside the prison.

This is a popular tour and during the busy season needs to be booked in advance.

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Township tours

Take some time on your schedule to explore our townships and step inside a world that you would not usually encounter.

The scheduled half-day tours leave twice daily (morning and afternoon) and on a typical tour you can expect to visit schools, homes and community projects where you will be able to interact with warm-spirited locals who are happy to share their culture and hospitality.

Some guests are concerned that by entering these areas they are perceived as voyeurs.  This is not the case as you will feel enlightened by the people you meet and be made to feel like a welcomed guest.

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