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Africa's wild oceans


Africa's iconic predators


Working together to protect Africa's sharks

Ultimate Shark Science Expedition

A 5-day extreme shark science experience across two of Africa's great oceans.

About Your Ultimate Shark Science Expedition

Expedition Location

Board Majestic and travel from Hermanus, around Danger Point, crossing the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean, to our final destination at De Hoop Marine Protected Area. Each day takes us to a new location and new and exciting discoveries.

Expedition Season


Expedition Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Hermanus and work with our team as we conduct shark diversity and tagging surveys in Walker Bay. Day 2: Travel offshore and dive with the phenomenal blue and mako sharks. Day 3: Travel around Danger Point to Quoin Point, where we will conduct real-time remote video surveys of sharks in the great white shark capital of the world. Day 4: Travel to the crystal blue waters of Struisbaai to tag some of southern Africa's largest stingrays and overnight in the De Hoop Nature Reserve where you will see some of Africa's iconic land animals. Day 5: On the last leg of our journey, we travel to De Hoop Marine Protected Area in search of elusive bull sharks. Expedition members will overnight in 4-star accommodation each night and be treated to traditional South African dinners. Our Expedition Leader will engage you in science and conservation discussions in the evenings under the beautiful African sky.

Expedition Gear

Sunscreen, appropriate (warm) clothing, camera, hat, personal scuba diving gear. Additional scuba gear can be rented for a cost of R450pppd.

The Expedition Science

This is 5 days of extreme ocean exploration, hands-on shark science and incredible photographic opportunities. We travel across the boundary between two great oceans and employ many different scientific techniques to document and tag sharks. No other shark expedition offers you the opportunity to see so many species of shark in just 5 days, truly getting a glimpse into the unknown.


R51 050pp (includes return transfers from Cape Town to Hermanus, transfers from each end-of-expedition day to accommodation, 4-star accommodation, park entry fees, all meals and snacks on board the vessel, vessel charter, equipment, personnel, light meals and snacks, Shark Lab tour). Minimum of 4 people. Maximum of 6 people. Exclusive booking: R300 050.

An unforgettable 200km shark science expedition

Join us as we embark on a 5-day shark science expedition like no other in southern Africa. From the cool Atlantic Ocean into the warm Indian Ocean, you will help us study, photograph, explore and discover sharks in this rich and diverse ocean wilderness.

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+27 (0)83 225 7648

Shark Expeditions Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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