The shark-iest reason to visit Cape Town

The shark-iest reason you will want to visit Cape Town in winter

According to South African tourism statistics, if you are reading this you are possibly doing so from North America, Europe, Australia, India, China or Namibia and that getting out to sea, one way or the other, is on your list of things to do while on vacation in Cape Town.

Locals will tell you that there is always something to do here and they’re not wrong yet despite this, visitor numbers take a hard dive in winter. It seems even the Mother City is not immune to seasonality.

The city has been working tirelessly over the years to change the perception that Cape Town is only a summer vacation destination among regional and international visitors alike.

Here’s a fun fact, the best time to view and dive with sharks in South Africa is in winter, especially if you are aiming to catch a glimpse of the Great White shark. The main reason for this is the breeding behaviour of the Cape Fur Seal, a major food-source for sharks.

It is in winter that the pups are weaned and left to fend for themselves and (you guessed it) get into the ocean for the first time. Enter Airjaws- the fantastic breaching and predatory display of shark versus seal. This is one of the major reasons those who do come in winter choose to do so. It is a fantastic thrill that you have experience to understand. If you would like to know more email us now!