Adventure and thrill is given new meaning in Cape Town, Africa, so if you are looking to push the envelope and step out beyond the comfort of the gorgeous One and Only Hotel (which, conveniently, houses a Nobu restaurant), and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then we have just the thing. How about combining treacherous deep-sea diving with restricting cages and, oh yea, great white sharks?
Just about two hours out of Cape Town is the sea-side town of Gansbaai, and while this town is scenic and relaxing, there is more that meets the eye. Gansbaai is also known as the great white shark capital of the world, and having a name like that requires some serious qualifications. Nowhere else in the world is there a food source quite like the one available for sharks here, with about 50,000 – 60,000 seals living close by. One could only imagine how many sharks are surrounding the waters with a feast like that.
What does great white shark cage diving entail? Well, besides beginning your trek at 4:00am, you have to partake in an extensive Q & A and safety seminar about what to expect on the water. From there, you head out into the deep waters to get up close and personal with the great white sharks that call Gansabaai their home. Before you know it, you will be inches away from one of the most feared animals of the sea with nowhere to turn.
Whether you want to return to this experience again or simply relive it in your mind, it will put South Africa on your radar for one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime.
For more information about great white shark cage diving and South Africa, visit http://www.sharkcagediving.co.za/