Explore South Africa's breathtaking landscapes and animal-rich environment
Rare adventure awaits, from marching with penguins and whale watching to cage diving with sharks.
South Africa has a wealth of shark viewing and diving opportunities and Great White Shark encounters top the list of thrill-seekers. It is believed that there are less than 5,000 Great White Sharks left on the planet, and recent estimates suggest that 2,000 of these are to be found in South African waters. Amateurs can participate in diving courses with One&Only Cape Town’s preferred partner Apex Shark Expeditions. The Two Oceans Aquarium at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront also offers shark cage diving. This is not for the faint-hearted!
Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat. Boulders is an ideal stop to include with a Cape Point Tour.
Approximately an hour and a half away from Cape Town is the seaside town of Hermanus, hailed as the best land-based whale watching in the world. Southern Right Whales pay homage to these warm, shallow waters in order to calf their young and to mate. The best time for whale watching is between August and November.