Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai


Join Sharklady Adventures on an epic shark cage diving experience. We pioneered shark cage diving in South Africa so you can enjoy being up close and personal with Great White sharks and Copper sharks. Make your holiday a memorable experience with us.

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Shark Cage Diving In Gansbaai

Join Sharklady Adventures on an epic shark cage diving experience. We pioneered shark cage diving in South Africa so you can enjoy being up close and personal with Great White sharks and Copper sharks. Make your holiday a memorable experience with us.


Sharklady Adventures™ offers small exclusive shark 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.


Owing to massive negative media Publicity over the years, the Great White Shark has become one of the most maligned, misunderstood, even hated animal on our fragile planet.
It has been pursued, hunted and indiscriminately killed, over the years, to the point where its continued existence hangs in precarious balance.
If we can dispel some of the hype and myth, and the fear which surrounds this magnificent creature, and even if through our operation, we only introduce some element of objective perspective to the people that we come into contact with, then we have, at least, made some contribution to maintaining the natural balance in at least one ecosystem, in our communal home, Earth.

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We are committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation that offers small, exclusive White Shark diving trips and educational tours. This means that the trip is more informative AND guests have more time in the cage.

We offer cage diving & surface viewing trips twice daily. Surface viewing for non-divers is excellent from the boat. No diving experience necessary for breath hold diving.

Breakfast and light lunch included. All diving equipment supplied. Tour is +/-4 hours. Sharklady Adventures crew are all well trained and experienced on the sea, and qualified. There is a Marine Biologist on board along with Kim.


In life, we come across many different people during our journey. We are after all, different threads interwoven in the fabric of life. Yet sometimes, just sometimes…we have the good fortune of meeting someone extraordinary. Someone whose passion, dedication and beliefs set them apart, someone who strives tirelessly to educate and create awareness of creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Someone who has made a difference to the lives of a much maligned and misunderstood animal, the great white shark, and has dedicated her life to changing misconceptions and garnering respect for this beautiful apex predator…that someone is the Sharklady, Kim Maclean.
The towns of the Gansbaai, Kleinbaai and Hermanus and the marine creatures swimming in the waters off their coast are very fortunate to have her in their midst.

Kim Maclean, the Sharklady, has been passionate about sharks and other marine creatures since a very early age. After matriculating at Cape Town High School in 1978, Kim applied to the Department of Sea Fisheries and was accepted as a technical assistant in various sections including demersal, pelagic and southern oceans.

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Swim with Blue & Mako Sharks In Hermanus

For certified Open Water One divers

Join Majestic Cruising on an adventure to film and dive with Blue and Mako sharks in the deep blue warm waters 35 to 40 nautical miles off Hermanus. We offer diving with scuba, drifting in the currents and freely swimming with these awesome sharks.

Divers will enjoy the Blue’s and Mako’s in their natural environment whilst you drift dive off the back of our vessel. These sharks are very inquisitive and will surround you on your dive. Apart from seeing the sharks, you will also see a vast number of sea bird species, penguins, seals, dolphins and maybe even some game fish. This dive is great for all age divers with minimum open water one certificate.

Minimum of 4 divers required

Reef Diving In Hermanus

For certified Open Water One divers

For open water certified divers, join us for some awesome reef diving just outside our harbour. Firstly, we snorkelfree dive or enjoy a scuba dive to around 10 to 15 meters. Next a 9 meter dive in a protected cove, this is a relaxing easy dive. Refreshments are offered on the boat.

Brightly coloured nudibranchs, sea fans, soft corals, crayfish, anemones, cuttle fish, sand sharks, octopus, and plenty more can be seen on your dive. Playful seals often join in the fun and swim amongst the divers.
We have various dive sites according to our clients dive qualifications and experience for your own safety.

Our kelp forest dives are just awesome whilst you may have sightings of some larger seven gilled cow sharks.

Minimum of 4 divers required

Reef Fishing In Hermanus

Leaving from our beautiful coastal town of Hermanus, we do a quick run to the fishing reefs, where different species are to be caught. Our coastline has some of the best reefs and with our highly knowledgeable crew advising on which species are about, you can expect to find Red Roman, Silver Fish, Hottentot and many more depending on the season.

The crew on board will help you to bait up your hooks as well as prepare your rods ready for the day. Our boat Majestic Cruising is well equipped with some of the best equipment and fish finders, helping in locating the species found around certain reefs in different areas within walker bay. We meet at Hermanus New Harbour at 7am where you will be greeted by the skipper and crew. Any fish caught may be taken home by the clients for their enjoyment. This is a great holiday experience for the whole family, whether you are fishing or just joining the party. On this trip you are likely to see marine wild life.


Minimum of 4 people required

Sunset Cruise In Hermanus

Join us for an exquisite sunset cruise at the harbour in Hermanus. 

Our cruises are 2 hours 30 minutes and you can meet our crew on the quayside for your Sunset Cruise.  Our time of departure and area of cruise depends on the season and sunset times where we will head out and follow the coastline into the sunset. 

On the Majestic you can enjoy a Glass of wine or Bubbly on the top deck, or up front on the spacious bow of the boat. Our crew will gladly take photographs of you and your friends/family whilst the awesome summer sun sets behind you.

You will recieve a complimentary glass of wine, beer or a cold drink as well as snacks. Please feel free to request some lovely food of your choice for you family or friends to be on your Sunset Cruise in Hermanus.

Minimum of 4 people required

Parasailing In Hermanus

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Our parasail boat will launch you from the flight deck to hundreds of meters above Walkerbay. As you soar high in the sky you get a birds eye view of the ocean and Hermanus.

As you fly, you have a sense of calm, more than action. You are in a place looking down on the world like few others experience. Viewing clouds from a different perspective and looking into the ocean to see what’s swimming right below the surface.
You might take a slight dip or skim just above the waves as you ride along.

Dolphins and Whales are frequently spotted, as well as many other ocean creatures. At the end of your adventurous flight, you are gently returned to the flight deck of the boat.
Throughout your parasail adventure you will be in the care of the most experienced licensed captains in Hermanus.