Upcoming Attractions at Duinefontein
Say hallo to our newest members to the Duinefontein family.
Duinefontein is a 1,200 hectare game and cattle farm situated in the Overberg area, just off the R43, less than 2 hours from Cape Town. The game farm boasts a selective range of game including: Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Zebra, Bushbuck, Impala, Black Wildebeest, Takbok and Waterbuck.
The Duinefontein game farm property was purchased in 2007 and the idea was to establish a private game reserve with certain indigenous games species which was historically home to this area before.
Over the next few years additional species of game was introduced to compliment the diversity of game offered.
During this time a small selection of cattle was also introduced to the operational side of Duinefontein.
We also cater for the nature lover who just want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The self catering accommodation facility caters for up to 10 people and comprises of the following:
2x 2 sleeper with en suite bathroom
6 sleeper with en suite bathroom (great for the extended family/kids)
The facility includes a shared kitchen with built in braai, living room with TV, and a dedicated outside braai area.
The Dyer Island Group, a few km South of Gansbaai, is home to about 50´000 cape fur seals.
Equivalent number of African penguins and uncountable other sea-birds. No wonder, hundreds of Great White Sharks have decided that this is where they belong as well. From Kleinbaai, a small natural harbour on Dangerpoint Peninsula, boats leave every morning to take travellers out to show them the Great White Sharks.
A typical white shark diving excursion takes between 3-5 hours, depending on the weather, sea conditions and shark behaviour. Trips depart from Kleinbaai harbour and anchor site depends on the sea conditions, weather and previous shark sightings. There is the option of surface viewing or entering the water in a secure cage. Those wishing to cage dive do not have to be scuba qualified.
The specially designed shark diving cage is very secure, and floats with part of the cage out of the water. Divers are never more than one meter below the surface and air is supplied from a cylinder on the boat so no bulky scuba equipment is needed. All of the necessary diving equipment is supplied, and all shark diving operators have to comply with strict safety rules set out by the South African government.
The best time of year to view great white sharks is from June to September. During this time 4 or 5 sharks are usually encountered in a day, but as many as 18 have been seen. This high season corresponds with the South African winter, and winter storms can prevent boats from launching so schedule a few additional days into your itinerary.