Great White Shark Cage Diving

South Africa, Gansbaai, is world-renowned for it’s Shark Cage Diving. Gansbaai is a sleepy seaside village a short drive from Hermanus, in the Western Cape of South Africa. Our Guest House is in the stunning location of De Kelders which is on the outskirts of Gansbaai.

Getting to Kleinbaai, which is just outside Gansbaai and where the Shark Cage Diving tours leave from is a short drive from the Grand View Luxury Villa. Directly from Cape Town it will take you about 2.5 hours and from Hermanus, the journey is only about 45 minutes.

All the Great White Shark Cage Diving tour operators follow strict guidelines as to maintain their permits and not jeopardise the ecology. The trips are informative and a must-do for anyone visiting South Africa ; especially Cape Town and the Western Cape. Launching from Kleinbaai Harbour, your vessel will take you out towards Shark Alley and Dyer Island, which is home to many penguins, other sea birds and lazy seals. Naturally, this is where the Great White Sharks will migrate to for food. 

Due to regulations and the ecology, the Great White Sharks are not fed, but are attracted to the boats by means of “chumming”. You will undoubtedly never have such a close encounter with the apex predator of the ocean as this. Submerged in a cage next to the boat you will be one-on-one with the Great White Shark, in its natural habitat. 

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Welcome to The Grand View

Nestled between bustling Hermanus and the Shark Cage Diving hotspot, Gansbaai, lies sleepy de Kelders. The perfect getaway for those seeking some much needed relaxation and tranquility.

The Grand View offers you the perfect weekend getaway from Cape Town, and anywhere in the Overberg, Western Cape. A short two hour drive from Cape Town International Airport along a scenic coastal route, you will arrive at your destination. Upon entering the Guest House the choice of name will become apparent. With unparalleled ocean views stretching out before you, The Grand View Guest Villa will take your breath away. During the winter months (July - October) the Southern Right Whales visit Walker Bay to calve. From our villa on the cliff top, you will see whales breaching, spy hopping and lazing about in the cool Atlantic Ocean below. Dolphins and Great White sharks are also commonly seen year round, making your stay with us even more spectacular. 



Our Luxury Villa caters for your every need. We have a private chef on hand, able to whip up the meal of your choice. With many local wine farms in the region we offer impeccable food and wine pairings for those with a refined palate. Daily wine tours are highly recommended, with meals, pairings and unforgettable views along the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley to boot. Hermanus is known as “The Riviera of the South”, compared to the splendid scenic, rolling hills of France. Many of our wines compete with the finest in the world.

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