Shark! Yes, that legendary predator, the Great White Shark, is not just indigenous to Australia. It also hunts around the southern coast of South Africa, especially along 'Shark Alley' in the ocean waters off the fishing village of Gansbaai
Feeling very brave? If you are, then we can arrange for you to be lowered into a strong (and very safe) galvanised steel cage into these waters to observe 'Jaws' close up for yourself. But still the thrill of a lifetime.
Important note: While shark cage diving is perfectly safe, some experience in using SCUBA equipment is essential. Low cost basic instruction can be offered if you have never used this apparatus before, but must be undertaken one week prior to the dive itself. Or you can always just watch from the boat
Hiking & Riding
Hike the Marloth Nature Reserve
Hike the Marloth Nature Reserve in the Langeberg Mountains overlooking Swellendam. Routes range from short 1km walks, to strenuous ten-hour hikes
For real enthusiasts, overnight hikes can be arranged, lasting from two to six days. These hikes can be tailored to suit the requirements of individual hiking groups
Mountain bikes are available for hire by the day, or half-day, if you prefer your recreational exercise at a slightly faster pace, and we can suggest many scenic trails for you to follow
Whale watching is the most popular tourist attraction off the southern coast of South Africa in our winter months.The Southern Right Whale leaves its Antarctic habitat, and migrates close to our coast to breed in the warmer waters, often approaching within a mere stone's throw of the shore with its young.
The southern tip of South Africa is one of the best locations in the world to observe whales. June through December is the peak viewing season, when they can approach very close to the shoreline.
It is as if one could reach out and touch these magnificent animals. Don't forget to bring along your camera or camcorder.