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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.

SHARK SIGHTINGS

Shark Sightings to Date

Since the program began in 2004, we have recorded over 2,020 shark sightings on Shark Spotters beaches. 

Sightings are entered in real time on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us to stay up to date with the latest shark sightings, beach closures and openings, shark alerts and other program information.

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CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW TO VIEW THE GRAPHS OF PREVIOUS YEARS SIGHTINGS

CURRENT SIGHTINGS - 2017

CAVES (KOGEL BAY)

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
3
Jan
3
2
Jan
4
6
Apr
1
12
Sep
1
3
Oct
1
25
Nov
1
18
Dec
2

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
15
Jan
2
26
Jan
1
1
Mar
1
10
Mar
1
26
Apr
1
1
Oct
1
3
Oct
1
20
Nov
2
22
Nov
1
24
Nov
1
25
Nov
2
28
Nov
1

2018

Date
Month
Sightings
22
Jan
1
24
Jan
1
29
Jan
1
14
Feb
1

CLOVELLY

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
13
Feb
1
30
Oct
2
5
Nov
1
18
Dec
1
27
Dec
1

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
2
Jan
1
5
Mar
1

FISH HOEK

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
12
Jan
1
13
Jan
3
19
Jan
1
20
Jan
2
23
Jan
1
13
Feb
1
25
Oct
1
30
Oct
1
31
Oct
1
2
Nov
1
17
Nov
3
18
Nov
1
19
Nov
1
20
Nov
1
21
Nov
1
22
Nov
1
15
Dec
1
18
Dec
1
27
Dec
1

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
9
Jan
1
20
Jan
1
1
Feb
2
12
Feb
1
24
Feb
1
25
Feb
1
14
Mar
3
16
Mar
1
11
Nov
1
18
Nov
1

2018

Date
Month
Sightings
14
Jan
5
20
Feb
2

GLENCAIRN

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
8
Dec
2
20
Dec
1
22
Dec
1

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
3
Dec
2017

MONWABISI

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
19
Jan
1
26
Nov
1
6
Dec
1
13
Dec
1
15
Dec
1
17
Dec
1

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
26
Jan
1
8
Feb
1

2018

Date
Month
Sightings
5
Feb
1

MUIZENBERG

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
1
Jan
2
14
Jan
1
31
Jan
1
10
Feb
1
11
Feb
4
12
Feb
1
17
Feb
2
3
Mar
4
4
Mar
5
5
Mar
1
7
Mar
1
9
Mar
1
12
Mar
1
10
Aug
2
23
Oct
1
2
Nov
1
3
Nov
1
27
Nov
1
4
Dec
1
7
Dec
1
10
Dec
1
15
Dec
1
20
Dec
1
29
Dec
2
31
Dec
2

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
8
Jan
1
13
Jan
1
23
Feb
2
1
Mar
1
2
Mar
1
6
Mar
1
15
Mar
1
16
Mar
1
22
Mar
1
25
Mar
1
29
Mar
2
30
Mar
2
1
Dec
2
3
Dec
1
8
Dec
1
10
Dec
1
12
Dec
1
14
Dec
2

2018

Date
Month
Sightings
5
Jan
1
6
Jan
1
10
Jan
1
15
Jan
1
27
Jan
1
28
Jan
1
2
Feb
2
3
Feb
1
5
Feb
1
19
Feb
1

NOORDHOEK (THE HOEK)

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
25
Jan
1
31
Jan
1
16
Feb
1
26
Oct
1

2018

Date
Month
Sightings
25
Jan
1

ST JAMES

2016

Date
Month
Sightings
1
Jan
1
11
Feb
1
28
Feb
1
3
Mar
1
4
Mar
2
7
Mar
1
7
Dec
1
31
Dec
1

2017

Date
Month
Sightings
21
Apr
1
25
Apr
1