Self-catering accommodation with panoramic sea views
ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
Marine Big 5 – close encounters with sharks, dolphins, penguins, whales and seals
One of the densest concentrations of Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the world is found around Dyer Island.
Most of the research worldwide on Great Whites is done here in Gansbaai and South Africa was the first country to protect sharks. Eight shark diving companies at Kleinbaai provide opportunities for the conservation enthusiast and adrenaline junky alike to come to face to face with great whites.
Gansbaai has her heroes who placed sharks firmly on the conservation agenda and worldwide TV screens for all to share in the excitement of a shark breaching to catch a frantically fleeing seal. Despite the large concentration of sharks, shark attacks are non-existing and it is very safe to swim anywhere along the Gansbaai coast.
Interesting facts about Great White Sharks
- When the pup is born, it is 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 2.5 m) long and completely able to take care of itself.
- Great whites grow to be about 4.6 to 6.1 meters or more and can weigh more than 2,200 kilograms.
- Great whites can live up to 70 years.
- Male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring.
- Great white sharks can accelerate to over 56 km/h.
From villas with breathtaking sea views to a country house or romantic breakaway …
SLEEP 12 Melkboom is a self-catering holiday home on the shoreline of Franskraal.
ROTS & SEE
SLEEP 12 Rots en See is a fully furnished house on the shoreline with a breathtaking sea view.
SLEEP 2 This luxurious sea-front self-catering bachelor apartment is the ideal romantic breakaway.
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