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SMALL, EXCLUSIVE AND INFORMATIVE SHARK CAGE DIVING TRIPS

Sharklady Adventures offers small exclusive shark cage diving trips and educational tours twice daily. This means that the trip is more informative AND you’ll have more time in the cage.

We are committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation. We do not interfere with the sharks and we do not pollute the environment. Sharklady Adventures complies with the strictest code of conduct and safety for our clients, our boat, and the great white sharks, as laid down by local Marine & Coastal Management.

Sharklady Adventures conserve and protect the sharks and all marine life on our coastline. We are dedicated to creating awareness of Great White Sharks through education, especially to the local children who are the future of our country.

Shark cage diving is an awesome experience from both above and below the surface. Getting close to this most magnificent apex predator leaves you feeling exhilarated to say the least.

Get to know the Great White Shark a bit better and book your Shark Dive.

  • KIM MACLEAN’S SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELERS TO SOUTH AFRICA

    • Never leave your handbag under chairs or on tables when dining outdoors, make sure it is firmly secured, this includes your cell phone

    • When tanning, ensure you are properly covered with Sun Screen, the South African Sun can be deceivingly dangerous, particularly on overcast days.

    • When visiting an ATM, be vigilant and cautious, never give anybody your pin number, check around you, decoys are used, fainting tactics to distract you, your card can be swapped with out you realizing it.

    • Keep to busy well lit streets at night

    • Do not leave luggage unattended

    • Limit the amount of cash you carry on you

    • Never give your card to a waiter, ask them to bring the portable credit card machine to your table when dining out

    • Keep your car locked and valuables locked out of sight in the boot, never leave a child, animal or adult locked in the car whilst on an errand.

    ENVIRONMENTAL TIPS

    • Tap water is save to drink

    • South African Sun is harsh, use good sunscreen and wear a cap/hat

    • Treat the sea and mountains with respect

    • If hiking, ensure somebody is notified where you are going, wear good hiking shoes, hat, sun screen and always carry enough water with you

    • Do not feed baboons or other wild life, and do not approach animals, as they are wild and if threatened will attack you

    • Conserve water and recycle where possible

    • Never throw away plastic bottles or Cigarette butts, as fires can start quickly

    OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

    • Electricity supply: 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz

    • Tipping is customary (10% is a rough guideline)

    • Banking Hours: 9.00am to 15.30 Weekdays, 9.00am to 11.00am Saturdays, and Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

    THINGS TO DO

    WATER ACTIVITIES:

    Shark Cage diving, Whale Watching by Boat, Sea Kayak, Cave Tours, Canoeing, River Rafting, Fishing, River Cruises and Swimming

    LAND BASED ACTIVITIES:

    Hiking and Walking, Horse riding, Quad Biking, Paint Ball, Canopy Tree Tours, Bird Watching, 4 x 4 trails, Sand boarding, Mountain Biking, Golf, Tractor Rides, Tours or Blue Flag Beaches, Shabeens, African Township tours, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves.

    AIR ACTIVITIES:

    Paragliding, and Whale Watching, Helicopter tours

    OTHER ACTIVITIES:

    Wine, Beer and Cheese tasting, Arts, Crafts and Antique Shopping, African Curios, Kapula Candle factory, Museums, Sight seeing and many other great tours.

    IMPORTANT NUMBERS

    Emergency numbers:
    Police: 028 313 8500
    Ambulance and Fire: 10177 Land Line
    Ambulance and Fire: 112 Cellular phone
    Hermanus Hospital 028 313 0168
    Hermanus Municipality 028 313 8000/8111
    (Overstrand)
    Fire Brigade: 028 312 8168
    Telkom Directory enquiries 10212

    Tourist Safety & Support Program 079 496 1981
    Practical and emotional support for tourists in need, this is a guidance and support number if you have been in an incident or and accident.

    International Dialing Code Numbers:
    Dialing Overseas: 00 To call an overseas number, dial ‘00’ followed by the country code and the number you are calling.
    For incoming calls to South Africa, ‘0027’ plus the country code, area code and number.

  • All spaces on tour should be booked at least 48 hours in advance to avoid disappointment. Sharklady will not be liable in the event that the tour reaches capacity and is full.

    Cage diving and surface viewing relies on good weather conditions, which are out of our control. Please contact Sharklady 48 hours before the date on your booking to confirm the weather and your booking. Please ensure that you are given confirmation for your trip. Sharklady will not be held responsible for passengers left behind as a result of unconfirmed bookings.

    The 12pm dive is subject to availability and suitable weather conditions.

    For tours outside South Africa, and except where indicated on the booking sheet, Sharklady and its staff are not responsible for booking or reserving accommodation and activities for its passengers along the Sharklady route.The Timetable and Arrival & Departure list are subject to change without prior notification and will be confirmed the day before the trip.

    Drivers cannot take bookings or recommend hostels. If a driver influences you in any way, please report this to the Sharklady Head Office.

    Please refer to the Sharklady timetable for days of departure and scheduled departure times. Buses will not wait for passengers who are not ready to depart at the scheduled times.

    Passengers must be ready to leave from a departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times. Sharklady will not collect you from a hostel or Sharklady collection point if you have not booked in advance to be collected from there.

    In the event of a bus running behind schedule due to traffic or road works, every attempt will be made to keep passengers informed but we accept no liability for any inconvenience in this regard.

    No animals are allowed on the bus.

    Sharklady, its servants and its agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his or her luggage or other personal property, whenever the same shall arise from or be occasioned by the negligence of the Sharklady, it’s servants or agents or other person directly or indirectly in the employment or service of the Sharklady or under any circumstances whatsoever.

    Boat Hire Policy

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, such as poor weather conditions or late arrivals, Sharklady may not be able to guarantee you a seat on our Sharklady boat. Should these circumstances arise, Sharklady will endeavour to place you on another boat to ensure that you still get the experience that you paid for.

    Refunds/transfer Policy
    Cancellation of any booking made through Sharklady or our affiliates must be made in writing, a minimum of 48 hours prior to tour departure. Cancellations made within 48 hours will result in a 20% fee cancellation fee.

    No refund will be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour departure, the full tour price is payable.

    No refunds will be given for unused portions of package tours.

    Shark Cage Diving Terms

    All spaces on tour should be booked at least 48 hours in advance to avoid disappointment. Sharklady will not be liable in the event that the tour reaches capacity and is full.

    Please ensure that you are given confirmation for your trip. Sharklady will not be held responsible for passengers left behind as a result of unconfirmed bookings.

    For tours outside South Africa, and except where indicated on the booking sheet, Sharklady and its staff are not responsible for booking or reserving accommodation and activities for its passengers along the Sharklady route.The Timetable and Arrival & Departure list are subject to change without prior notification and will be confirmed the day before the trip.

    Drivers cannot take bookings or recommend hostels. If a driver influences you in any way, please report this to the Sharklady Head Office.

    Please refer to the Sharklady timetable for days of departure and scheduled departure times. Buses will not wait for passengers who are not ready to depart at the scheduled times.

    Passengers must be ready to leave from a departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times. Sharklady will not collect you from a hostel or Sharklady collection point if you have not booked in advance to be collected from there.

    In the event of a bus running behind schedule due to traffic or road works, every attempt will be made to keep passengers informed but we accept no liability for any inconvenience in this regard.

    No animals are allowed on the bus.

    Sharklady, its servants and its agents shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his or her luggage or other personal property, whenever the same shall arise from or be occasioned by the negligence of the Sharklady, it’s servants or agents or other person directly or indirectly in the employment or service of the Sharklady or under any circumstances whatsoever.

    Refunds/transfer Policy
    Cancellation of any booking made through Sharklady or our affiliates must be made in writing, a minimum of 48 hours prior to tour departure. Cancellations made within 48 hours will result in a 20% fee cancellation fee.

    No refund will be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour departure, the full tour price is payable.

    No refunds will be given for unused portions of package tours.