Marine Big 5 Of False Bay – African Shark Eco-Charters

Most people travel to South Africa to see the famous Big 5 land mammals, which include the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. But South Africa also has another gem to offer which is becoming more and more popular, and that is the opportunity to see the marine Big 5. False Bay, South Africa is home to an abundance of marine life, and is one of the few places in the world where you can get to witness such an extensive range of marine wildlife, including the marine Big 5. The marine Big 5 of South Africa consists of the Great White Shark, Southern [...]

By |2019-01-09T16:35:57+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Marine Life|Comments Off on Marine Big 5 Of False Bay – African Shark Eco-Charters

Blue Sharks and Mako Sharks of Cape Point

Blue and Mako Shark Dives During Great White Shark Down Season Now that the Great White Sharks have moved inshore away from Seal Island, and  low season has begun for viewing them, it is a great chance to experience the other beautiful sharks that live in our marine rich bay of False Bay. African Shark Eco-Charters run some great trips out to Cape Point to view the Blue Sharks and Mako sharks found in the open ocean around Cape Point, about 20-40 miles off shore. Another trip is to view the  Cow Sharks that are found in the marine protected [...]

By |2019-03-19T08:35:24+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Blue Sharks and Mako Sharks of Cape Point

The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans

The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans Importance of sharks: Great White Shark helping to maintain the Cape Fur Seal population at Seal Island, False Bay There is no denying that sharks play an important role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems and for keeping our oceans healthy, but despite the fact that sharks have been swimming in the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, shark populations are declining rapidly due to commercial fishing, which is putting some species in danger of extinction. Humans kill more than 100 million sharks world wide on [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:29:16+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Water|Tags: |Comments Off on The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans

The Difference between Shark Cage Diving in False Bay to Gansbaai

    At African Shark Eco-Charters we love our sharks and taking Guests out to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island.  Unfortunately in False Bay we have only a 9 month window where this is possible but during that season of February to October, the Shark sightings are spectacular which is why the False Bay is often used by Film Makers and Photographers to film Great White Sharks for their Documentary's, For the rest of the year we recommend that our Guests do their Shark Cage diving from Gansbaai.     Gansbaai  which is located 2.5 hours drive [...]

By |2019-01-10T07:43:52+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on The Difference between Shark Cage Diving in False Bay to Gansbaai

What Age do Great White Sharks Reach

What Age do Great White Sharks Reach Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we have recently been getting a lot of questions about what age do Great White Sharks reach, and there is no easy answer to this question, because there is not really a lot of data on this, the main source of information we gather is from the inshore habitats of the Great White Shark that we easily access, and this is not a true reflection of the Great White Shark in its natural habitat. If you look at the existing estimates and the research that they are based on [...]

By |2019-03-11T08:22:10+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on What Age do Great White Sharks Reach

Great White Sharks Migration Patterns

Great White Sharks Migration Patterns All of us at African Shark Eco-Charters, get to spend a lot of time with the Great White Sharks in False Bay, and they are fascinating animals, one of the most fascinating secrets of these Great Whites is their Migration patterns as they do not live here in False Bay permanently, but rather move to other parts of the globe with great efficiency. It has only been recently that we have been able to unlock this secret due to the recent tagging of the Great White Sharks. Migration is one of the great mysteries of [...]

By |2019-01-09T17:57:25+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Sharks Migration Patterns

What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

Join African Shark Eco-Charters and let us fulfill your dream of coming face-to-face with a Great White Shark What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark? Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark, or have you ever had the privilege of being part of the lucky few people that have? There is no denying that the Great White Shark is the most feared, yet most misunderstood shark in our oceans, and our aim at African Shark Eco-Charters is to change the perceptions of [...]

By |2019-01-10T07:56:55+00:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

Exclusive web clip for Great White Shark Legend

It is hard to capture in words that moment when you see a Great White Shark in it's natural habitat, up close, in real life. What you see on TV is 99% of the time not what a Great White is all about. The second you capture the moment of witnessing this majestic and misunderstood creature with your own eyes everything changes. It's hard to describe. That moment when the disconnect between what you thought you knew and what you now realise is true is something we are trying to display in the Great White Shark Legend documentary. With that [...]

By |2018-03-06T13:18:47+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Exclusive web clip for Great White Shark Legend

Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Following our previous blog post on the anti-predatory strategies of the Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, here is a post which focuses on the different breaching techniques used by Great White Sharks when hunting for prey. Over millions of years, Great White Sharks have adapted their hunting techniques to include breaching as an effective means to hunt certain species of prey. Seal Island in  False Bay, South Africa is home to the "flying" Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness the highest number of natural predatory events between Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals in the world. [...]

By |2019-03-17T08:25:29+00:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Anti-predatory Strategies of Cape Fur Seals

[ Natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals   Anti-predatory strategies of Cape Fur Seals are often observed at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Seal Island provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals, and to observe social interactions among both species. Cape Fur Seals are constantly aware of the imminent threat of Great White Sharks in the area, which is heightened during the winter months (June - August), when the predation of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals is most intense. Cape Fur Seals have [...]

By |2019-03-17T08:23:39+00:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Anti-predatory Strategies of Cape Fur Seals