Cape town is a city of contrast and adventure, surrounded by unrivaled natural beauty and with a dramatic backdrop of the distinctive Table Mountain. As the second largest city in South Africa, after ...
From the tropical reefs in Sodwana Bay, diving with sharks in Gansbaai, to the rugged coastline and wrecks of Cape Town, South Africa diving offers plenty of opportunities to discover the underwater beauty of the country for any level diver.
I traveled to Sodwana Bay in the north coast of South Africa from Durban. Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The drive is almost exclusively along the coast line which for me was incredible because anywhere that I can see the ocean is a bonus in my book.
The Sardine Run is a spectacular phenomenon that occurs each year between June and July along the KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa. The massive shoal, that is even visible by satellite, attracts a melee of predators that partake in a feeding frenzy. It is described as a "wildlife extravaganza", and it is so immense, it rivals that of the Great Wildebeest migration across the African savanna!
Scuba diving (as a New Year’s Resolution) coalesces the most common resolutions made each year. But even divers have their own NY resolutions; they can get bored, especially if they’ve been diving the same spots over and over again. A new year calls for adding some new and unique destinations onto your scuba bucket list.
Lagos is one of the richest city in Africa. It is hub for the major trade. It served as a capital of Nigeria until 1991. Lagos is considered as one of most populated city in Africa.
The sevengill shark, also known as the cow shark, is one of the most primitive species of shark, and has a noticeably prehistoric look to it. Although spending most of its time unseen by divers in deep waters, there are certain seasons and places where divers can reliably find them at recreational diver depths.
Although they’ve been given a bad reputation by the movie Jaws, great white sharks are a main attraction in South Africa. Thousands of tourists each year get a glimpse of amazing predators while being in the water with them. Here’s my experience from inside the cage.
Made famous by Discovery Channel's Shark Week, diving with tiger sharks at South Africa’s Aliwal Shoal is the ultimate adventure for any shark junkie. An adrenaline rush like no other, this drift dive regularly attracts oceanic black tips, dusky sharks, bull sharks, and of course, the tiger shark with no cage.
The pyjama shark, also known as the striped catshark, looks cute enough to cuddle. Found off the coast of South Africa, these small sharks are a near-threatened species that most people don't even know exist.
Where can you always find perfect conditions and guaranteed marine life? Try diving in an aquarium such as the two million liter Predator Exhibit at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. They guarantee sharks!