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KEEPING YOU SAFE

Balancing the needs of both people and white shark conservation by pro-actively reducing the interaction and conflict between recreational water users and sharks.
Spotting

Spotting

Spotting

Spotting

Continuous visual surveillance by trained observers to detect potentially dangerous sharks close to shore.

EXCLUSION NET

Exclusion Net

EXCLUSION NET

Exclusion Net

An environmentally friendly net forms a physical barrier to prevent sharks from entering the ‘exclusion zone’.

SHARK SAFETY ADVICE

Shark Safety Advice

SHARK SAFETY ADVICE

Shark Safety Advice

#BeSharkSmart and reduce your risk of encountering a shark.

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

Check the latest shark sightings and spotting conditions at your local beach.

#BESHARKSMART

How to #BeSharkSmart

Many people make use of the ocean all year round! In Cape Town, summer is the time people flock to the beaches for the warm sun and cool ocean, and for the surfers, winter is the best time to head out and catch that perfect wave. Being bitten by a shark remains a concern for many beachgoers even though statistically, the chances are extremely low.

Of the more than 500 species of shark, only the great white, bull (Zambezi) and tiger shark, pose a significant threat to humans. All three of these species occur in waters off Africa, although in Cape Town we only deal with white sharks as bull and tiger sharks do no occur in Cape waters.

Below are some shark safety tips you can use to 'Be Shark Smart" avoid encountering a shark at the beach.

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