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5 - 10 day package

Experience Different Shark Behaviour

A Shark Lover's Dream

Our packages extend across all three shark hotspots in South Africa. If none of the packages work for you, we will custom a package to suit your specific requirements. Please email us and we'll create the perfect shark vacation ever.

An extended time frame allows guests to get to know the different sharks, their distinct personalities and experience a wide range of shark behaviour.  It also allows for amateur and professional photographers to bag that highly sought after shot. 

 

QUICK info

  • Duration:

    Multi - days: 3 - 15 days

  • Accommodation:

    We have a variety of accommodation establishments from Air BnB , Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouses to Hotels. Our set package accommodation options are clean, spacious and within the 3 - 4 star grade.

    Custom packages can include budget to five star depending on your requirements.

  • Locations:

    Cape Town; Gansbaai; Mossel Bay; Plettenberg Bay.

  • Shark Species:

    Great White; Seven Gill; Mako; Blue; Copper or Bronze Whaler.

  • Transport:

    Self - drive or transfers can be booked.

After a few trips, you will start to recognise the individual sharks and get to know each shark’s character. This is a hugely rewarding experience. 

view our boat and cage

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APEX SHARK EXPEDITIONS HAS WON THIS AWARD SIX YEARS IN A ROW.

Please note:

Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

We will however, give you realistic expectations before making a booking

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

All payment is to be made in South African Rand. We require credit card details to secure a booking.

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5 - 10 day package

Experience Different Shark Behaviour

6 NIGHT 7 DAY CAPE COASTLINE

7 SHARK TRIPS PLUS PLETTENBERG BAY

 

Day 1
TBC

Arrive Cape Town International Airport - Transfers will be booked with our driver and he will meet you as you come through customs and emigration. Please be on the look out for a board with your name on it.

In case there are any problems or delays, please email apexoffice@mweb.co.za and call the shop on + 27 21 786 5717 or + 27 72 997 7996. The office hours are from 9.30am to 5pm. Please do not phone after 6pm unless there is an emergency.

If you are arriving in the evening, we advise a take-out en route to the accommodation as there are no restaurants open late in the evening in Simon’s Town. The transfer from the airport to Simon’s town is about 50 minutes.

If you arrive during the daytime, the driver will bring you to the Apex shop to meet the staff and confirm the details of your trip. If it is after hours, the Apex staff will have left a message on your phone, emailed and left a message at the accommodation.

Check- in.

Afternoon / evening at leisure.

Day 2
06:30 - 09:00

Morning Shark Cage Diving trip (3-4 hours) to either Seal Island or Cape Point.   

Possible shark species can include Seven gill sharks, Mako Sharks, Blue sharks and Great white sharks.

The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip.

The Apex crew will meet you at the Apex shop for check- in and a light breakfast before heading to the pier to embark.

Read the detailed shark trip itinerary.

Afternoon and evening at leisure. We do offer other sea and land tours. Please request additional info.

Day 3
06:30 - 09:00

Morning Shark Cage Diving trip (3 - 4 hours)  to either Seal Island or Cape Point.   

Possible shark species can include Seven gill sharks, Mako Sharks, Blue sharks and Great white sharks.

The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip.

The Apex crew will be waiting to meet you at the Apex shop for check- in and a light breakfast before heading to the pier to embark.

Read the detailed shark trip itinerary.

Depart for Gansbaai, 2 1/2 hours from Cape Town. The option is a self - drive or be transferred (at an extra cost). Overnight Gansbaai.

Evening at leisure.

Day 4
06:00 - 08:00

Morning Shark Cage Diving trip in Gansbaai (3 - 4 hours) Meeting times will be confirmed the afternoon before your trip. Possible species are the Great White and the Copper shark.

For a detailed description and itinerary on this trip, please visit here.

Depart for Mossel Bay just over 3 hours drive time.

Check into your accommodation.

Evening at leisure.

Day 5
0630

Sunrise Great White Breaching trip ( 1 - 2 hours) - Mossel Bay

Meeting is at the harbour. As this trip focuses on seeing and photographing the famous breaching great whites, either on a decoy or actively engaged in natural hunting behavior, most trips, weather permitting depart prior to sunrise and stay out for roughly 2 hrs depending on activity.

After the Sunrise trip, a light meal will be served on land before boarding the vessel for a Great White Shark Cage diving and / or surface viewing trip. (3 - 4 hours).

Evening at leisure.

 

Day 6
0630

Sunrise Great White Breaching trip ( 1 - 2 hours) Mossel Bay

Meeting is at the harbour. As this trip focuses on seeing and photographing the famous breaching great whites, either on a decoy or actively engaged in natural hunting behavior, most trips, weather permitting depart prior to sunrise and stay out for roughly 2 hrs depending on activity.

Return to guesthouse for breakfast and a shower before departing for Robberg, Plettenberg Bay. (2 hours drive)

At Robberg Peninsula, look for patrolling Great white sharks and unobtrusively observe the interactions between Great White sharks and Cape fur seals from the cliffs.

Return to Mossel Bay.

Evening at leisure.

Day 7
06:30

Either a Sunrise Breaching trip or a Great White Shark Cage diving or surface viewing trip before heading to the airport. ( Nearest airport to Mossel Bay is George airport)

Cost

R 30 000,00 ( USD 2025 APPROX.) PER PERSON SHARING.

Includes
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Daily shark trip *Subject to weather conditions
  • All dive gear and towels
  • Light breakfast at meeting point and light lunch and snacks on board on seagoing days.
  • Accommodation 
Excludes
  • International or local flights
  • Dinner. (Breakfast and lunch on non sea days)
  • Lunch unless specified
  • Guide
  • Local transfers
  • Overland transfers
  • Land tours not specified
NOTE
  • The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip.

  • The times indicated are meeting times and are subject to change based on weather.

  • Itinerary is subject to change based on weather and shark activity. We will always do our best to be flexible in order to overcome both these variables to ensure you receive the best itinerary possible at the time.
  • The package is quoted as self-drive.  We can quote for overland transfers.
  • The package is quoted as self-guided. We can quote to include a guide.

5 - 10 day package

Experience Different Shark Behaviour

False Bay - Serengeti of the Sea

False Bay and Seal Island

False Bay is home to some of the most famous marine predators and has an abundance and diversity of wildlife that is seldom matched elsewhere. Chris has written a blog which will gives you a truly special insight to False Bay called Serengeti of the Sea.

Simon’s Town

The historical naval town of Simon's Town is situated near Cape Point, a 45 minute drive south of Cape Town on the False Bay side of the Cape Peninsula. This quaint town offers visitors a walk down Simon’s Town's historical mile or a visit to the local, navy and toy museums. The many activities include whale watching (June to November), deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, kite surfing, scuba diving and sailing.

Spend your afternoons getting to know beautiful Cape Town by booking the below tours:

Cape Peninsula tour

En route to Cape Point,stop at the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, home to 3000 African Penguins. See these delightful creatures up close in their own habitat. You will also get the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Kirstenbosch, Muizenberg and Kalk Bay. This can be a full day or half day tour. 

Stellenbosch Winelands tour

This full day tour includes a cellar tour and two tastings in Stellenbosch at Fairview, Tokara or Neethlingshof Wine Estates.  

Constantia Wine tour

This half day tour includes a cellar tour and two tastings at some of finest wine farms Constantia has to offer. 

Constantia Winelands

Table Mountain and City Highlights tour

Visit one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Table Mountain. Tickets need to be bought in advance and are not included in the tour cost. We’d be happy to arrange this for you. The City Highlights tour will take you to places of cultural significance around the city including: The Castle, the South African Museum, the Waterfront and Bo Kaap. This can be a half day or full day tour, depending on how many sights you wish to see. 

 

Township Tour

Your half day township tour would include a visit to the District 6 Museum, a visit to a school in the area, visiting an informal dwelling and the new development, experiencing the arts and crafts of the area and general sightseeing. The townships you will visit are Langa, Gugulethu, Bonteheuwel and Athlone. 

Cheetah experience

Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. 

Day safari including / excluding transfers to Inverdoorn

Prior to setting off for a two and a half hour game drive in an open air 4x4 with a professional guide, there’ll be homemade cake and drinks. Sightings include lion, hippo, buck, giraffe and cheetah.  A buffet lunch will be under the trees will consist of 5 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts. Then you can relax around the swimming pool or visit the shop to buy some curios. Depart from Inverdoorn at 15H00. If you make use of the transfers you will be collected from Cape Town at approximately 08H00, and will be back by about 17H00.

Birds of Prey / Combine with Spier Wine visit

Visit the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre where you can view amazing birds of prey shows. There is also wine tasting and a restaurant on the same premises.This is offered as either a full day or half day tour. 

Other activities:

Guides and tours can be arranged for the afternoons on weather affected days including snorkelling with Cape Fur Seals

Other exciting things to do: Two Ocean Aquarium visit and dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks (certified divers only), Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, Penguin Colony and The Izikio Museum Shark Exhibit. We can book these additional tours on your behalf when planning your Shark package/ expedition.

Land based tours

*Minimum two guests. Full day tours are from 09H00 to 17H00. Half day tours are 09H00 – 13H00 or 13H00 to 17H00.  

5 - 10 day package

Experience Different Shark Behaviour

Where you'll stay

Holiday Court - Our Self- Catering Apartment

Located above Simon's Town village with sea views of False Bay, this two-bedroomed upmarket apartment is a home away from home. The apartment boasts a King Size extra length bed, walk-in shower, fully equipped kitchen, Dstv and WiFi.

Grosvenor Guest House – 4 Star Guest House

Located on the mountainside of Simon's Town, the Grosvenor Guest House offers guest 4-Star accommodation with stunning views across the bay. Each guest will have their own en-suite room.

Facilities include Wi-Fi (at an extra cost), Satellite TV, a safe, laundry services and a well equipped kitchen.

A short 12 minute walk down to the Main Road of Simon's Town will bring you to a myriad of interesting little clothing, jewellery, furniture, curio and bric-a-brac stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

For more information visit: www.thegrosvenor.co.za

The Quayside Hotel – 4 Star Hotel

The Quayside Hotel is set on the water’s edge of Simon’s Town and offers fantastic views over False Bay. The hotel is comfortably furnished for ultimate relaxation and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Each bedroom offers luxury, decked out in nautical décor.Our launch site is a minute walk from the hotel. http://quaysidehotel.co.za

The Grosvenor Guest House Bedroom

The Simon’s Town Backpackers

The Simon’s Town Backpackers is situated in the Main Road of Simon’s Town and offers travellers budget accommodation from dormitory to en-suite rooms.

 

Book a transfer and get a 10 minute FREE visit to the African Penguins at Boulders.