Cliff Lodge

6 Cliff Street, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gansbaai

My great white encounter

A travel blog entry by natleith


My morning started very early with a 530 am pick up from my hotel to start my shark dive adventures we ventured out 2 hours from Cape Town up the coast. Was pitch black so with nothing to do I settled down for a wee nap prior to all the excitement. We arrived at the bay and it was freezing, I warmed myself up with a cup of tea and some porridge ( which would soon turn out to be a mistake) we had safety briefing, don't touch the sharks, don't put legs or arms ...


A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... over some decent-sized swells en route to the shark hangout at Dyer Island. The waters around Gansbaai is one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks. Due to preferred water temperature and conditions and an abundance of seals to eat, the highly migratory great white sharks keep returning to these bays, so there are almost always great whites to see, even in low season (which includes March). After dropping anchor, the boat crew chummed the water for a ...

Day 30 - Jonah(s) and NO Whale.............Nearly

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... the owner/skipper, Ken, commenced his briefing and gave us some interesting facts about the Southern Right Whale. On average they weigh 45 tons and they don't eat a thing for the 8 months they are off the coast of South Africa. During the 20 minute briefing the wind had got up considerably, causing Ken to stop twice and look out to sea with some concern. By the end of the briefing, Jackie and I had been forced to put on our fleeces AND ...

Jaws Right in Front of Me

A travel blog entry by quest_of_a_foxe


June 6th - Great White Cage Diving: Day 1

I woke up today and made my way to the shark diving company for breakfast at 8am followed by the dive starting at 9am. We took a boat ride for about 15 minutes until we got to the spot for the diving. We were lucky and there was a shark already in the area when we got there, so we put on the wet suits quickly then I jumped into the cage. I was in the cage with 5 other people for about 15 minutes and we had a ...

The Weekend's Adventures! ... and Cecil :)

A travel blog entry by callent


... underwater seeking them out – and she was the one that wasn’t sure if she wanted to even do it to begin with! But after being out on the water next to Seal Island where 50,000 seals live – and smell and speak like sheep – for 3 hours we ended up seeing 7 different great white sharks, multiple times, a hammer head shark, a sun fish (which looked like a shark because if its fin), some dolphins, a lot of jelly fish, and many other fish/water creatures. It was ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 6 Cliff Street, Gansbaai, is near Drostdy Museum, Bontebok National Park, White Shark Diving Tours, and Unreal Dive Expeditions.
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