Shark Diving Unlimited

5 Animals you might meet in Gansbaai

5 Animals you might meet in Gansbaai

Shark Diving Unlimited

We love Great White Sharks, but they aren’t really very cuddly are they? Fortunately, Gansbaai has a lot of other friendly animal residents which guests can meet on their visit. As soon we enter Gansbaai, we are asked to keep an eye out for moving rocks on the road! These rocks, or tortoises as they are usually known, flourish all over this green region because of the healthy Fynbos forests. Walkers are most likely to come across one in the morning at around 10am as they set off in search of juicy flowers to munch. We do recommend that you don’t pick up these cute critters however, as they have a habit of doing a nice smelly pee on those who want a closer look.

Some of the cutest inhabitants include the The Cape Fur Seal who can usually be found on Seal rock near Dyer Island, where they breed. Viewing is best done from a cage diving boat as their island is located on Shark Alley, home to one of the largest concentrations of Great Whites in the world! Dyer Island is also home to happy little penguins. The penguins are know as Jack Ass penguins because of their funny call. They are very endangered here, but you may be able to spot one or two during your cage diving trip. If not, you can always stop off at Betty’s Bay on your way back to Cape Town, where there is a large colony that often comes to shore.

The biggest animals residents of Gansbaai are the whales and Southern Right Whales are often seen frolicking with their calves just offshore. These majestic animals give birth in the waters near De Kelders and can all be viewed from land or the guest houses there.

So if you like animals, we recommend you come and spend a weekend in Gansbaai and get to know the furry, slow, loud, stealthy and majestic residents of Gansbaai!

5 Animals you might meet in Gansbaai

Shark Diving Unlimited

Welcome to Shark Diving Unlimited; more than just a professional shark cage diving organisation. This is the base of Mike Rutzen, well-known documenter and conservation advocate for sharks, also known as the Shark Man for his amazing skill of swimming with these animals. Our team are experts in l...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Recent Posts

Thrilling Shark Cage Diving For Easter

Thrilling Shark Cage Diving For Easter

Things start to get exciting at this time of year, when Great White Sharks begin their serious hunting behaviour in Shark Alley, Gansbaai.

Shark Diving Unlimited
New Gansbaai Black Trails Attract Hardcore Mountain Bikers

New Gansbaai Black Trails Attract Hardcore Mountain Bikers

Gansbaai has just launched some excellent and challenging new mountain bikers, perfect, safe training grounds for hard-core mountain bikers..

Shark Diving Unlimited
 New software will standardise data collection for Great White Sharks

New software will standardise data collection for Great White Sharks

The lack of a standardized procedure for collecting data about elusive and hard to find species like the great white shark has to date seriously hampered efforts to manage...

Shark Diving Unlimited
There's lots to do in Gansbaai!

There's lots to do in Gansbaai!

There's something for everyone in Gansbaai!

Shark Diving Unlimited