Southern Africa Cape Town – Great White Shark Focus, Diving with Seals and Tasting World Famous Wines
Below you will find our suggested tour for the south western coast (Cape Town & surrounds) of Southern Africa. We have outlined a Winter only tour option, as we believe these months cover the more suitable times of the year for better “big underwater animal” sightings.
This Winter tour includes Simonstown or Gansbaai for the best Great White Shark viewing, diving with the inquisitive and naughty Seals and touring the nearby Winelands to taste some of the best wines in the world in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa.
Suggested itinerary – Simonstown and the Wine lands
Day 1: Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, meet and greet, transfer to your accommodation in Simonstown (south of Cape Town) at Quayside Hotel (or similar) overlooking the picturesque yacht and Navy Harbour. Overnight with dinner included.
Day 2: Early meet at Apex Predators for trip to Seal Island or transfer to Gansbaai for morning Great White Shark cage and surface viewing experience (all equipment included). Return boat/land transfers, lunch for own account, afternoon at leisure. Overnight. Dinner for own account at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Day 3: After breakfast, an early transfer for dives with seals and or 7 Gill Cow Sharks. Return transfers, lunch for own account, afternoon at leisure. Overnight. Dinner for own account at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Day 4: Day of leisure*, overnight with dinner for own account. An additional cage dive or scuba dives can be arranged and/or a guided tour of Cape Town sites such as The V&A Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium and even Table Mountain.
Day 5: After breakfast, transfer for a full guided day tour to the Cape Wine lands*, meals and drinks (excluding tasting) for own account. Return transfer, overnight. Dinner for own account at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Day 6: After breakfast, check out and transfer back to Cape Town International Airport.
* May be interchanged with Day 2 or 3 if weather conditions require that day to be re-scheduled. Should weather conditions allow an additional Great White Shark experience or additional Cape Town and surrounds dive sites, payment can be made on site.
A typical tour package quote will include:
- All transfers to suit the programme (unless you have requested a self drive holiday – we will arrange your suited car rental), accommodation on a per person sharing twin basis, meals as above, dives on normal air as above, cylinders and weights, a morning Great White Shark experience and a guided Wine lands tour with tasting
- The tour package will also include a driver/guide if requested.
A tour package will exclude:
- International and internal flights, possible visas for entry into South Africa, additional tours, extra dives, extra Great White Shark experiences, personal diving equipment, Nitrox fills, meals and drinks not mentioned, items of a personal nature.
Please note that for all tours and packages quoted and shown, individual flight schedules might lead to incurred extra costs for additional overnight stops and private transfers. Please note that should the accommodation options shown above not be available at the time of booking, we reserve the right to propose alternative and similar accommodation options, which might incur some additional costs. Single supplements apply.