Whales and Sharks

South Africa is world-renowned for its marine mammals. Activities that tourists can participate in include shark cage diving and boat based whale watching. The best time to view great white sharks is from April until October. Great white sharks can be seen at False Bay and Dyer Island. Southern right whales can be seen between July and December. They can be easily seen from the shore during the whale watching season. Boat-based whale watching trips are usually 2-3 hours long.