Trips and Itineraries for Gansbaai
Diving with the Great White Shark
South Africa: Cape to Cape self drive family vacation
Weekend Getaways from Gansbaai
127 Kms from Gansbaai
Where: South AfricaWhat to do: A visit to Cape Town must include a hike to the top of the iconic Table Mountain. Discover the history of Cape Town by visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was locked up during the days of Apartheid in the country. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are a massive expanse of 52,800 sq km, offering some of the most beautiful collections of flora and fauna. Don't forget to get a pint of crafted beer at Woodstock, which is now home to Cape Town's best micro-breweries.
My next day was reserved for another interesting activity – Cage Diving with Great White Sharks. It happens at Gaansbai – around two and half hours east of Cape Town. I went with White Shark Adventures, who picked me up at 3 30 in the morning. It turned out to be a good day as we got to spot around 5 different Great Whites between 2 and 4 meters long. Though you are inside a cage, it's chilling knowing that one of the most violent predators on earth is gliding inches away from you.