Trip Summary

A day of contrasts, beginning by getting close and personal with the Great White Sharks in Gansbaai followed by an afternoon exploration of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve.

Today you head out of Cape Town and drive over Sir Lowry’s Pass enjoying stunning views across the Atlantic along the way. You arrive at Gansbaai to go Great White cage diving. As soon as there are active sharks in the area, the specially constructed dive cages immerse you into the aptly names Shark Alley, famous for having the best shark viewing in the world. Nowhere in the world is there such an abundance of Great White sharks, drawn here by the vast numbers of seal and bird colonies on the islands. The sheer thrill of a Great White passing within touching distance must rate top of any adrenalin junkie’s wish list.

Returning to our Adventure Utility Vehicle (AUV) our journey will head inland to Stanford for a delicious lunch at the Tasting Room.

This afternoon we venture to small villages, perched on the cliffs above the bay. From an elevated vantage point you have a birds-eye view of the whales, and may possibly even see some calves. Out of whale season, we adapt our touring and explore the fascinating Hemel-en-Aarde valley in more depth, seeking out the fine wines for which the region is well-regarded.

We end the day with a scenic drive along the coastline and stopping at Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay, to explore the home to a breeding colony of Penguins, taking time to enjoy their character-filled antics.

Tour Information


Duration: 8 – 12 Hours

Languages: English

Group Size: Any Group Size

Departures: Cape Town Hotel

Departure Time: Flexible, the earlier the better

Returns: Cape Town Hotel

Return Time: When your day is done

Additional Information

Flexibility - adaptable on an hour to hour basis to suit your clients’ needs and changing weather conditions throughout the day. Where you go and what activities you do are up to you.

Adventure Utility Vehicle (AUV) – Our vehicle comes equipped pre-packed hiking packs and a fully stocked gourmet pantry with drinks included.

Top Adventure Guides - Viewed as the best in Africa in their specialist fields, our guides have a wealth of experience and stories to tell.

The tour shown is only an example, more or less can be done on the day. Click on the activities list and map for more information.



Private Adventure Guide / Driver

Exclusive Use of Adventure Utility Vehicle

Adventure Equipment

Drinks - Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine & Selected Spirits

Gourmet Pantry - selection of snacks and picnic items

Unlimited travel in and around Cape Town, including as far as Winelands & Hermanus

Onboard WiFi


Surf Board, Wetsuit and Tuition – available at R695 per person

Mountain Bike – available at R1,080 per person

Additional restaurant meals and wine farm supplied picnics

Entry, Attraction Fees and Park Fees – e.g. Aquarium & Cable Car

Adventures beyond 100 km radius of Cape Town - e.g. Cape Agulhas, Ceres & Orange River

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