5 Days of White Shark Breaching & Hunting plus day tours and game viewing
- 7 x Nights bed and breakfast in Simons Town
- Cape Town / Simons Town transfers
- 5 x White Shark Trips
- 3 x Half day land based sightseeing tours
- 1 x Big Game Safari drive (with full buffet lunch) and visit to the Ostrich Farm
This holiday package is the ultimate for Great White Shark lovers. This is in the middle of the peak season for the White Shark activity and the breaching and hunting activity of the Great White Sharks on Cape Fur seals should be at it’s best. See Air Jaws in action for real and also take in the sights of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsular and visit a game reserve to see the Big 5.
Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town
You will be met at the Airport and transferred through to Simons Town to your accommodation. You will spend the day at your leisure in Simons Town and depending on your arrival time should have time to visit Boulders beach Penguin colony just down the road.
Day 2-6: Great White Shark Breaching & Hunting Trips
Meet at around 6:15 on the pier. We will leave the pier between 6h30 and 7h00 after a briefing of the trip. The ride to the Island takes approximately 20 minutes and when on site we will be actively looking for signs of hunting behaviour. This could be large splashes from the seals trying to out maneuver the sharks or birds flocking around the water over a kill. We will look for natural predations for around 45 minutes and then when the sun has risen we will deploy the fake seal behind the boat in tow. The idea is for the fake seal to provoke a Great White Shark into a Predation and launch out of the water behind the boat with seal in mouth. This will give you excellent opportunities to capture that ‘Air Jaws’ moment!
At around 9am the boat will anchor at Seal Island and start to chum the water for sharks. It normally does not take long for the sharks to appear and when they do the cage is lowered into the water and divers will kit up. The next 3-4 hours will then be spent interacting with the Great White Sharks from the boat and cage.
The boat will return at approximately 13:30 and then you will have time to explore the area or just relax following your dive.
We will be running 3 1/2 day tours after your trips during the week.
Day 7: Big 5 Safari
The full day Big Game Safari is at a luxury Private Game Reserve. The reserve is a 2 hour drive from Cape Town and also includes a trip to an Ostrich farm. At the reserve you will see the Big 5 although this is not Kruger or safari country so don’t expect lion kills and big cats hunting.
Itinerary for the game drive: Arrive at the lodge and enjoy coffee & cake. Depart on a 2-3 hour game drive with an experienced game ranger. The reserve also works as a conservation base for Cheetahs and you will visit this. A Full buffet lunch will follow before returning to Cape Town along fantastic scenic roads.
Day 8: Depart
Transfer to Cape Town or the Airport should you be flying out on this day.
- 7 Nights bed and breakfast in Simons Town
- Cape Town/Simons Town transfers
- 5 White Shark trips
- 3 Half day land based sightseeing tours
- 1 Big Game Safari drive (with full buffet lunch) and visit to the Ostrich Farm
- Professional Dive Guide
- Lunch, Snacks & cool drinks on boat
- Dive briefings and shark presentation
- Additional cost for some land based options
- All items of a personal nature
Water Temp: 14-16º C
Water visibility: 3 – 5 meters
What to bring
- Warm Jacket
- Sea Sickness Pills
- Sun block