Great White Shark Cage Diving

Great White Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay on our GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR.

Mossel Bay on the Garden Route has probably the most accessible Great White Sharks in the world. The bay is very much protected in the winter months and the sea conditions are normally calm and comfortable.

Great White Shark facts :

Few creatures strike more fear in humans than the great white shark. In reality, great white shark attacks on humans are rare – and it is even rarer for one of these attacks to be fatal. However, the size of the great white shark and its efficiency as a predator add to the perpetuation of this unnecessary fear.

The great white shark averages 4.5 m (15 ft.) in length, but some have been recorded as large as 6 m (20 ft.) long! They generally weigh up to 2250 kg (5000 lb.).

Great white sharks are blue-gray on the dorsal, or top, part of their bodies. This helps them blend in with the bottom of the ocean when viewed from above. The belly, or ventral, part of the body, is white. This makes it difficult to see the sharks from below, with sunlight shining in around them. They have strong, torpedo-shaped bodies and powerful tails that help them swim. Great whites can reach speeds up to 24 km/hr (15 mph).

Great whites use their speed and coloring to help them hunt. They search for prey at the surface of the ocean while swimming below. Once they spot a target, they use a burst of speed to bump their prey while simultaneously biting it. They have several rows of teeth that can number into the thousands. As teeth fall out, they are rapidly replaced by those in the row behind them. These sharp, serrated teeth can be devastating. A single, large bite can be fatal.

When great white sharks are young, they feed on smaller prey, like fish and rays. As they grow larger, they feed more exclusively on marine mammals, such as sea lions, seals and small whales.

The great white is at the top of the food chain and has few threats in the ocean. Only orcas and larger sharks can pose a risk. The only other risk to the great white shark is human interaction. They are sometimes caught by accident in fishing nets or intentionally sought out by sport fisherman. Their jaws and fins are sold for considerable amounts of money.

Not much is known about the mating habits of great white sharks. What is known is that after mating the female develops several eggs which hatch in her womb. The newly-hatched shark pups feed on unfertilized eggs in the womb as they develop before being born. In general, the mother gives birth to a litter of two to ten pups, each of which average 1.5 m (5 ft.) in length. Male great whites reach maturity at 9-10 years of age. Females mature even later, between 14 and 16 years of age. Female sharks are thought to give birth once every couple years, but even that is uncertain.

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CHEETAH and ELEPHANT encounters

Our new Garden Route Adventure tour includes a Cheetah and Elephant encounter.

At Cango Wildlife ranch you will have the experience of going into the Cheetah enclosure and actually touch a Cheetah.

At Indalu Game Reserve, you will be able to walk with the Elephants and touch and feed them.

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GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR

Our NEW 5 NIGHT 6 DAY GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS !!!

High on the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Garden Route, and with good reason: you can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty. The distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east is less than 300km, yet the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable.

The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.

Click on Tours and Garden Route Adventure Tour for the full itinerary. This tour is also offered for the more sedate traveler wishing to experience the beauty of the Garden Route at a more relaxed pace.

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SEASONS GREETINGS

Cape To Grape Wine Tours and Adventures extends warm Seasons greetings to all our clients, service providers, family and friends. We are now into summer and the festive holiday season. Bookings are filling up and we suggest you book your tours early in order to secure a seat on one of our tours.

Thank you for your valued support during 2017 and we look forward to your continued support during 2018 which is appreciated.

 

Cape Town Day Tours

Join us on one of our day or overnight tours with award winning Cape To Grape Wine Tours and Adventures !

Click on one of the links below for itineraries and tour prices. The Breedekloof Wine Valley overnight Tour may also be taken as a day tour.

Contact us for details about our new 6 day Garden Route Adventure Tour or any other information.

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SAFARI on our Garden Route Adventure Tour

Experience our Safari on our Garden Route Adventure Tour with two game drives during our overnight stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge.

Its all about the wildlife at Garden Route Game Lodge and your safari is the time when you get to spot some of our resident game.  There are two safaris included per night spent at our game reserve.

Departure is early morning and late afternoon as this is when our wildlife are most active, in the heat of the day they tend to rest up. We offer guided safari drives and our qualified field guides are there to find the animals and interpret nature allowing you to sit back relax and enjoy.

Our game reserve is home to elephant, lion, buffalo , white rhino, giraffe, cheetah and a variety of antelope species so be sure to bring your binoculars and camera. If you are in luck you may be treated with a sighting of our free roaming cheetahs.

 

NEW : Garden Route Adventure Tour !

Coming in 2018 !!!!

Our NEW Garden Route Adventure Tour

The 6 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour is a unique and exciting way to tour the coastal regions of both the Western and Eastern Cape. On this tour, nothing is left out as we explore the Hermanus Whale Route, the Garden Route including Mossel Bay, Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, the Karoo and Swellendam via Route 62. Our itinerary is packed full of unique African experiences and exciting adventures. Game drives, bungy jumping, White Shark cage diving, wine tasting, caving, elephant and cheetah encounters and ostrich racing.

    

  

   

Success and Awards !

Awards are earned and we like to share our success stories with our guests.

  • Luxury Travel and Hospitality Award for  Culinary Tour Company (of the Year 2017), Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and 2017 !

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We would like to welcome you on one of our award winning tour experiences !