To the casual tourist, Gansbaai appears as an idyllic coastal retreat. Look a little closer, and you'll discover that this is no sleepy fishing town: this is a thrill-seekers paradise, due to its abundance of Great White sharks!
Located two hours from Cape Town, Gansbaai welcomes hundreds of tourists each year. In fact, the sharks attract hordes of visitors, drawing in more tourist activity than any South African attraction other than Kruger National Park. But we offer a different kind of tourism; one which is vital to the world’s most misunderstood species.
As a volunteer, you'll help raise awareness of sharks, working alongside tourists and local school children to provide them with knowledge of the local environment and the importance of living in harmony with marine wildlife. You will also take part in an array of other activities, from data collection to cage diving – after all, what better way is there to truly understand this giant of the ocean?
- Cage dive with Great White Sharks.
- Contribute to shark research efforts.
- Assist at the Swop Shop and help the local children learn how to recycle!